Mexico City

Mexico City is alive with culture. It truly is the perfect destination for urbanists and culture seekers alike.

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Mexico City is one of the oldest and largest cities in the Americas. Filled with rich histories and cultural heritage, colonial architecture, magnificent cuisine, iconic Latin American artwork and more, this Mexican capital is arguably one of the most awe-inspiring destinations to put on your travel list. Built on the ancient ruins of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, this metropolitan capital is one of those wonderfully cool and atmospheric cities you could spend hours upon end discovering what's behind each street corner. You can discover Mexico City’s storied history, from pre-Hispanic and colonial-era heritage to its contemporary edge, just with a stroll.

Infused with a wealth of potential activities, you’re spoilt for choice with things to do. From exploring iconic landmarks, museums and galleries, to uncovering cantinas, grand boulevards and urban parks, the culinary scene in this magnificent city is definitely one of the most exciting places to tantalise your tastebuds — after all, they do say the best way to explore a city’s history is through its food. Not to mention, back in 2010, UNESCO named traditional Mexican cuisine an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.

The capital of Mexico is a seriously fantastic place to visit, not to mention, live in. There’s no surprise that the number of magical sights, tastes, sounds and destinations that make Mexico City not only one to make the locals proud, but also truly sticks in its travellers psyches the moment they step foot inside. No matter how you end up spending your time in Mexico's capital, the endless array of activities is enough to satisfy any appetite. You’ll be scheduling your second trip before your first is even finished, that’s for sure!

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Palacio de Bellas Artes
One of Mexico City's most important cultural landmarks, the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is an architectural gem. The palace serves as an opera house and concert hall hosting a variety of traditional and international dance and operatic productions. But many visitors also come here to view...
art gallery
Luis Barragán House and Studio
Built in 1948, the House and Studio of architect Luis Barragán in the suburbs of Mexico City represents an outstanding example of the architect’s creative work in the post-Second World War period. he concrete building, totalling 1,161 m2, consists of a ground floor and two upper storeys, as well as a smal...
museum
Frida Kahlo Museum
The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Blue House for the structure's cobalt-blue walls, is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighbourhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City.
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La Isla de Las Muñecas
One of Mexico's creepier attractions, La Isla de las Muñecas, or "The Island of the Dolls," is located in the Xochimilco canals. Legend has it that over 50 years ago, a man called Don Julian Santana left his wife and child and moved onto an island on Teshuilo Lake in the Xochimilco canals. He was apparentl...
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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
Discover Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 17 miles south of the capital's historical centre. The canals of Xochimilco are a vestige of the Aztec agricultural technique of using "chinampas" to extend arable land in wetland areas. The brightly coloured boats transport passengers through...
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Teotihuacán
Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 30 miles northeast of modern-day Mexico City. This complex of awe-inspiring pyramids is the region’s most visited destination. The sprawling site compares to the ruins of the Yucatán and Chiapas for significance and anyone lucky enough to come here will b...

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