Mexico City must see activities
Mexico City Guided Tour
Mexico City Guided Tour
A must-to-see. The historic center of Mexico City and Latin America's largest main square ..
Xochimilco and University Campus
Xochimilco is an enchanting and picturesque area south Mexico City popular by their channels, colorful flowers, the “trajineras”
Basilica Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan
One of the most sacred places in Mexico: the Basilica Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan, popular by the Moon’s Pyramid
Garibaldi at Night
Garibaldi at Night
Plaza Garibaldi located at the north-center of the city, is one of the most popular places where you can enjoy original Mariachis music ...
Frida Khalo's Museum, Coyoacan and San Angel
Frida Khalo's Museum
Locally called "The Blue House", this is the house where the famous painter lived with her husband the artist Diego Rivera
Folkloric Ballet at Bellas Artes Palace
Folkloric Ballet
Come to enjoy and admire the most beautiful folkloric show in Mexico City, with more than 40 years of prestige and success: the Folkloric Ballet at Bellas Artes Palace
Chapultepec Castle
Castillo Chapultepec
This historic spot was once an Aztec palace, a military college and home of the Emperor Maximilian and leaders ...
Chapultepec Park
Chapultepec park
This park is the city's largest, covering over 2000 acres, and it contains enough of the city's attractions, including three of the most important museums...
See all
tours in Mexico City
Mexico City

Mexico City

Like an enormous living museum, Mexico City is a remarkable showplace for Mexico's 3,000 years of human cultural achievement. It ranks as one of the world's great capitals and is a must for anyone yearning to understand Mexico's complex past and ever challenging future. The size and grandeur of the city are staggering. It is not only the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, but also carries the burden of being the largest city the world has ever known.

The Independence Monument in Mexico City Few cities on earth can match Mexico City for historic grandeur. Its tumultuous past encompasses every phase of Mexican history. It is unique as a colorful and compelling mosaic of Pre-Columbian, European colonial, and modern eras. Mexico City is the exact site upon which the great Mexica (Aztec) civilization flourished, developing one of the greatest cities of the 16th century and the site where in 1519 the Old World and New World met face to face in a confrontation that would forever shape world history.

Where is Mexico City
Mexico City map
Mexico City Map
Where to stay in Mexico City
Complete list of hotels in Mexico City
Mexico City Hotels
How to get to Mexico City
Mexico City transfers
MEX Airport Shuttles
How can I reserve my flight to Mexico City
Flights to Mexico City
Flights to Mexico City
What activities are in Mexico City
Activities in Mexico City
Tours in Mexico City
Where can I rent a car in Mexico City
Car rental in Mexico City
Car rental
Things to do in  Mexico City
Calendario Azteca
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
lucha libre

One of the most interesting and diverse cities in the world:

If you are still wondering why anyone would want to visit Mexico City ... Here are some other reasons:

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico, the financial, political and cultural center, the world's largest city, one of the world's great cities, the nightlife capital of Mexico, and definitely much, much more, it is just the tip of the iceberg.

Mexico City should be on your "Must Visit" list if you are a fan of world-class museums, archeological treasures, international cuisine, incredible shopping experiences, stately mansions, colonial neighborhoods, dazzling nightlife, inviting plazas and gardens or great city parks.

Monuments, parks, fountains and great tree lined avenues are everywhere you are likely to visit within the city. Skyscrapers sit beside splendid examples of colonial architecture, archeological sites share space with modern day structures and freeways lead to charming neighborhoods of colonial buildings and peaceful plazas. Museums are around just about every corner and the rich heritage of México's colonial past is evident almost everywhere. There are many places, within México City, to escape the fast pace of the city and where you will feel like you are in a different world within a few minutes time.

Don't let the sheer size of México City scare you, most tourists will most likely confine their visits to three or four well defined areas of the city and maybe some easy side trips. Depending on where you stay, many attractions will be just a short distance away and those that are not so close can be reached fairly easily. Organized tours, taxis, city buses or the modern subway system (during off peak hours) should be considered over attempting to drive in this city. The traffic here is legendary, and for very good reason. For side trips to the nearby colonial towns or archeological sites a rental car is fine, as the highways and toll roads surrounding the capital offer pleasant driving conditions.

Xochimilco Mexico
The World Trade Center in Mexico City
The subway (El metro) of Mexico City

Attractions and sights of interest in Mexico City:

The current Zocalo, or town square, is built on the same spot where once stood Montezuma's palace. The Zocalo is the historic center of Mexico City and Latin America's largest main square at over 13 acres. Here you will find:

The National Palace what is now the seat of the Mexican Government.
The Metropolitan Cathedral . . . Construction began in the late 1500's and continued off and on over the next 300 years.
The Templo Mayor . . . accidentally discovered while digging near the palace in 1978, remains of the Aztec city which the Spaniards built today's Mexico City on top of were found.

Chapultepec Park is an enormous green area in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of this fast paced city. This park is the city's largest, covering over 2000 acres, and it contains enough of the city's attractions, including three of the most important museums, that a short vacation could easily be devoted just to the attractions within the park:
Castillo de Chapultepec : Now a museum, this historic spot was once an Aztec palace, then a Spanish hermitage, a gun powder plant, a military college and home of the Emperor Maximilian and leaders of Mexico through 1940.
National Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Modern Art and Rufino Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum.
Chapultepec Zoo : This zoo has been here since the 1500s and continues today as one of the best stocked zoos in the world with many endangered species on display.

The National Museum of Anthropology, one of the world's great museums which easily occupy a short vacation by itself. This 100,000 square foot museum houses artifacts from all over mexico and is divided into civilizations (Aztec, Mayan, Olmec, etc.) and subdivided into time periods.

Paseo de la Reforma, the city's main thoroughfare, will give you an immediate idea of why Mexico City has been referred to as the "Manhattan" of Latin America. This elegant boulevard is lined with dozens of magnificent monuments including the much-photographed Independence Monument, which has become the unofficial trademark of México City. Sharing the precious space along Paseo de la Reforma are modern high-rise office buildings, embassies, luxury hotels, colonial mansions, more monuments and shaded pedestrian promenades.

Alameda Park, near the zócalo and Palace of Fine Arts, has been around since1541, making it the city's oldest park. The park has also been an Aztec market and was also the site of burnings, hangings and executions in the old days. With it's walking paths, numerous fountains and a Moorish kiosk, this park is full of, old style, traditional charm. There are also a couple of monuments here that are, themselves, worthy of a visit: The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) and the Hemiciclo (half-circle) which honors former President Benito Juárez.

In the southern part of the city the suburbs of San Angel and Coyoacan along with the Floating gardens of Xochimilco are places you should definitely visit during your stay.


Security | Privacy Policy | Terms of use  
Prefer to
reserve by phone?
1 800 831 9166
Mexico City last minute deals
Busue A Boutique Experience Hotel US $251
Camino Real connected to International Mexico City's Airport US $169
Camino Real Hotel and Suites Puebla US $93
Camino Real Pedregal Mexico US $132
Camino Real Polanco Mexico US $204
Camino Real Santa Fe Mexico US $169
Casa de la Condesa US $72
Casa Inn Business Hotel Mexico US $99
Comfort Inn Ciudad de Mexico Santa Fe US $84
DoubleTree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area US $108
Downtown US $190
El Diplomatico US $64
Emporio Reforma US $112
Fiesta Americana Grand Chapultepec US $189
Fiesta Inn Ecatepec US $72
Fiesta Inn Insurgentes Viaducto US $112
Fiesta Inn Perinorte US $108
Fiesta Inn Tlalnepantla US $72
Galeria Plaza Reforma US $105
Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico US $161
Hotel and Suites Del Parque By WTC US $100
Hotel Corinto US $41
Hotel de Cortes US $173
Hotel del Angel US $53
Hotel del Principado US $56
Hotel El Ejecutivo By Reforma Avenue US $62
Hotel Hacienda de Melaque US $47
Hotel Maria Condesa H and S US $291
Hotel PF US $73
Hotel Plaza Garibaldi US $51
Hotel Plaza Revolucion US $63
Hotel San Francisco Centro Historico US $44
Hotel Templo Mayor US $37
Hotel Valle de Mexico US $55
Hotel Villa De Madrid US $51
Ibis Mexico Perinorte US $45
Imperial Reforma US $64
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Santa Fe US $279
Krystal Grand Reforma Uno Mexico City US $143
La Mansion del Quijote US $118
Las Suites Campos Eliseos US $261
Mansion Havre US $39
Maria Barbara US $107
Marriott Reforma US $285
Mision Naucalpan US $90
NH Aeropuerto T2 Mexico US $173
NH Centro Historico US $109
NH Mexico City US $117
NH Santa Fe Collection US $119
NH Valle Dorado US $117
Novotel Mexico Santa Fe US $116
NYT Roma Hotel Boutique Reforma US $91
Pedregal Palace US $94
PF Suites US $82
Plaza Suites Mexico City US $207
Real Inn Perinorte by Camino Real US $102
Residencia Rochester US $73
Royal Pedregal US $116
Sevilla Palace US $104
Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers US $182
Suites Berna 12 US $117
Ventura Hotel and Suites by Dominion US $155

Check out all el destino hot deals


ARGENTINA 55 52 84 42
BRAZIL (55 11) 2168 1608
CANADA 1 800 594 8254
CHILE 800 83 5257
MEXICO 01 800 088 6642
UNITED STATES 1 800 594 8254
REST OF THE WORLD (00 52) 998 287 3617
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 to 22:00 hours / Sa-Su 8:00 to 21:00 hours
Central Time Mexico City GTM -6