Unlock the magic of Mexico City

Famous for its lively culture, history and cuisine, Mexico’s capital is a wonder to the many tourists who visit each year. Saunter down one of the city’s boulevards or side streets, learn about the food or take a tour of one of the city’s famous museums.

Attractions in Mexico City

El Zocalo
One of the world’s biggest city squares with an iconic Bandera monumental, which was once the ceremonial centre of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire. Today it is known as Plaza de la Constitución.
Catedral Metropolitana
The Catedral Metropolitana in Mexico City is one of Mexico’s most iconic structures and a monument to the country’s history and the largest cathedral in Latin America.
Templo Mayor
The Templo Mayor or Great Temple (called Hueteocalli by the Aztecs) was the heart of the Aztec empire, a site where people would come to worship their gods. It was also a place of sacrifice, where human beings were killed as offerings to the gods.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
The National Museum of Anthropology is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico, which was opened on September 21, 1964, by then-President Adolfo López Mateos, who dedicated it to the people of Mexico.
Chapultepec Castle
Chapultepec Castle is an immense stone edifice that sits atop a hill in the heart of Mexico City built by the Spanish in 1725 as a large manor house for their viceroy and commander-in-chief of the colony, New Spain.
Museo Nacional de Historia
Shows Mexico's history from Cortes to the 1910 Revolution
Museo Frida Kahlo
The family house of famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
Basilica de Guadalupe
The Basilica of Guadalupe, officially Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, dates back to 1709 and it houses the famous cloak with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico, located 30 miles away from the capital.
Tlatelolco
Tlatelolco was the most important commercial centre in pre-Hispanic times. In Nahuatl, Tlatelolco can be translated to "terrace" (Tlatelli) or "sandy point" (Xaltilolli).
Pyramid of the Sun
The Pyramid of the Sun is 63.5 metres high, it has 238 steps and it's the largest in Teotihuacan. It's believed it was constructed in 200 AD but its name was given by the Aztecs centuries later.
Pyramid of the Moon
The Temple of the Moon is located at the end of the Avenue of the dead and it was used for human and animal sacrifices. It contains a tunnel under it that archaeologists believe represented the connection with the underworld.
UNAM
The National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, is one of the best universities in Latin America and the biggest university in terms of enrolment. It was established in 1910 as a public institution for higher education and research.
Xochimilco
Xochimilco is a beautiful, historic area of Mexico City. It is located on the site of a pre-Columbian town, and it contains the last remnants of the canals that once surrounded the ancient city of Tenochtitlan.
Coyoacán
Coyoacán is an area of Mexico City that feels like you've been whisked away to a peaceful village. With plenty of leafy parks and cobbled streets, it's easy to forget that you're actually in the middle of a huge metropolis.
Museo Dolores Olmedo
The Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum is home to one of the most extensive collections of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Angelina Beloff artworks in the world.
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