Mexico City

Ciudad de México was founded in 1521 on top of the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire. The capital of Mexico is a gigantic city, its history from the pre-Hispanic and colonial eras to modern times best revealed during a walk through the city streets. The city's main sights include the Zócalo main square, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace with frescoes by the painter Diego Riviera and the remains of an Aztec temple, to name a few. A perfect way to round off the day is to listen to some mariachi singing and sample some fine local cuisine.

Weather averages in June

  • Day 26°C
  • Night 13°C
  • Rain 0

Ciudad de México was founded in 1521 on top of the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire. The capital of Mexico is a gigantic city, its history from the pre-Hispanic and colonial eras to modern times best revealed during a walk through the city streets. The city's main sights include the Zócalo main square, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace with frescoes by the painter Diego Riviera and the remains of an Aztec temple, to name a few. A perfect way to round off the day is to listen to some mariachi singing and sample some fine local cuisine.

Weather averages in June

  • Day 26°C
  • Night 13°C
  • Rain 0

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A Modern Metropolis with an Aztec Soul

Mexico City is one of the world's largest and most populous cities and one of the oldest metropolises in the Americas. This large and chaotic city has a lot to offer – a rich history, excellent galleries and museums, many attractions, green parks and exciting cuisine. If you really want to get a feel for it, plan a multi-day visit. The city has an extremely colourful history, from the Aztec period, the Spanish conquest era, the Mexican Revolution to the present day, offering plenty of opportunities to study the country’s rich past.

Make sure you have enough time for culture as Mexico City is the city with the second largest number of museums in the world. Discover Mexico's ancient history by visiting the Teotihuacán archaeological site or the National Museum of Anthropology. Check out the frescoes by the prominent Mexican painter Diego Rivera at several locations around the city and admire the masterpieces of one of Mexico’s best-known artists at the Frida Kahlo Museum. Relax during a pleasant ride on one of the traditional colourful boats and see the floating gardens of Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This large and chaotic city has a lot to offer – a rich history, excellent galleries and museums, many attractions, green parks and exciting cuisine.

In Mexico, visitors expect to eat well and with good reason. With more than 40,000 restaurants, Mexico City won't disappoint as there is everything from street food to the finest restaurants to choose from. Be sure to try some of the dishes that are typical of the Mexico City area, such as tacos al pastor, tlacoyos, gorditas and the torta de tamal. As you explore the lively stret life, listen to the live music played by the mariachis in Plaza Garibaldi. Another special experience is watching the ‘lucha libre’, Mexican professional freestyle wrestling where you can cheer for the fighters who wear colourful face masks.

Sights in Mexico City

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Templo Major

Famous temple remains located in the very centre of the city’s historic square.

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National Palace

The National Palace is home to frescoes by famous painter Diego Rivera.

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Palace of Fine Arts

Cultural centre and one of the most recognizable Art Deco buildings in the capital.

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Day of the Dead

A parade that Mexico’s inhabitants organize in honour of the dead.

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Zócalo Square

Every inch of the city’s main and most famous square exudes exceptional history.

Airports

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Mexico City Benito Juárez

Benito Juárez International Airport serves Mexico City, the capital and largest city of Mexico, and is the busiest airport in Latin America in terms of passenger numbers. From Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, you can travel to the city centre by metro, bus and taxi, however, for passengers with lots of luggage a taxi is the best bet.

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