Steeped in history and culture, Mexico City is the ideal starting point for a holiday in Mexico. Visitors will find a wealth of attractions in its eclectic neighbourhoods – from museums and ancient ruins to sprawling parks and art galleries.
The capital of Mexico is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic centre of the city. You can view the remains of an Aztec structure at Templo Mayor or walk a few steps to admire the architecturally magnificent Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral nearby. The National Palace, Palacio de Bellas Artes and Zócalo Square are worth a visit too. A stroll down Paseo de la Reforma will lead you to the Angel of Independence statue that has become an icon of the city. Art lovers can head to the Frida Kahlo Museum and Museo Mural Diego Rivera.
At the cantinas (local bars), street food stalls and high-end restaurants of Mexico City, you can savour traditional delights such as tacos and quesadillas paired with drinks like mezcal and tequila. Tacos, especially the tacos al pastor variety (spit-roasted pork with a pineapple flavour) are a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike. Tlacoyos, oval-shaped thick corn tortillas topped with fava beans and other ingredients, are great for a hearty snack.
There’s no dearth of things to do in Mexico City. You can spend time picnicking, boating or cycling at Chapultepec Park. Day trips to the archaeological complex of Teotihuacán or the World Heritage Site of Xochimilco are popular too.