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Things to do in Mexico City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The Museum of Anthropology is the most visited museum in the country, containing one of the world’s largest collections of Mayan artifacts, from pre-Columbian Mexico and pre-Hispanic civilizations up to the time of the Spanish conquest. The museum is located in a building designed by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez in 1963; a piece of architectural artwork itself. A single column supports the renowned umbrella roof, symbolizing the three important pre-Hispanic symbols of a mythological tree, eagles and jaguars.”
  • 492 locals recommend
Park
“¡a Castle! built to be the home of the Spaniard Viceroys, is an amazing place with fantastic views of the Bosque de Chapultepec. ”
  • 361 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The museum, also known as "Casa Azul" for its shocking cobalt blue exterior, is where Frida Kahlo was born, raised, lived, and died”
  • 313 locals recommend
Park
“This is a giant park in the center of Mexico City. It has it all, museums, botanical gardens, amusement parks, lakes with boats for rent, quiet groves where couples set out picnics, statues with poetry, running paths and even a "quiet sección" where people goes for peace and there's no talking allowed.”
  • 340 locals recommend
Park
“Parque Mexico is also a beautiful park to wander around, filled with lush trees and promenades perfect for strolling. It’s always a hive of activity, especially at the weekends when you can catch live music and dancers practising their moves. ”
  • 265 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The independence monument is in the middle of Reforma Avenue, it is a must if you are visiting Mexico City”
  • 224 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Un lugar excelente para visitar pintura, escultura, obras de arte todo en un mismo y moderno museo/ An excellent modern museum that counts with paintings, sculptures, and artworks all at the same beautiful place ”
  • 185 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The crown jewel of the historic downtown district. A French-inspired palace that houses Rivera, Siqueiros and more Mexican muralists. Book a concert if you have the chance. ”
  • 205 locals recommend
Museum
“Contemporary art within the Bosque de Chapultepec. Founded by mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, displays works of modern artists such as Picasso and Fernand Léger. ”
  • 147 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you like shopping, you will love this sky mall. You will find all the entertainment you may need!”
  • 158 locals recommend
Opera House
“Impressive almost 100 years old opera house with a very cool art déco style”
  • 148 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“This National park is famous for gathering around museums, restaurants and historical buildings, a place you'd love to be in touch with nature! in the city.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Mexico City’s historic centre, known as the centro histórico or centro, is the heart of the Mexican capital and one of the spots that all first-time visitors to Mexico City should aim to explore, even if just for a day. Having said that, there’s more than enough going on in the historic centre to warrant staying far longer. ”
  • 212 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Multicultural neighborhood with urban night life and many trendy restaurants”
  • 225 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Very close to Museo de Tamayo, opened in 1964, el Museo de Arte Moderno has one of largest and most well curated modern art collections in the world. Free entry on Sundays.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This monument contains the tombs of the revolutionary and post-revolutionary heroes Pancho Villa, Francisco Madero, Venustiano Carranza, Plutarco Elías Calles and Lázaro Cárdena”
  • 146 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Amazing seafood, great atmosphere. Only lunch. On Thursday or Friday you need a reservation or it’s hard to find a place ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Ranked as #27 best restaurant 2019 of Latin America by "The World´s 50 best". Amazing Mexican and Italian dishes Try Short Rib or Tagliatelle di ragú salchicha, you won´t regret it!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Bistro
“Delicious gourmet food, nice place, it's expensive but worth it. You need a reservation.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Is THE PLACE for eating Mexican food and having a mezcal. *You should order taco viajero ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Elena Reygadas is the fantastic chef of the famous restaurant Rosetta. She also has Cafe Nin in colonia Juárez and Panadería Rossetta, they are all amazing and I do recommend all of them, still Lardo remains as my top favorite. It makes me feel so at home, the place is beautiful and the food is the best. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Shops and Restaurants at Downtown Hotel. You hace Azul Histórico with great Mexican cuisine and Punta Arena with great seafood”
  • 91 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing bakery, especially great for breakfast and sandwiches. We get our bread from here! ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Travel back in time to the late 1800’s. Enjoy real Mexican food surrounded by original murals of Mexican artists. A unique experience!”
  • 86 locals recommend

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