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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
“One of our top City Museums is the Anthropology Museum, where you can get deeply into our Mexican culture and history. My advice would be to spend at least one whole day there, it is a big museum and our history is big so take your time to know every little thing related to our culture. ”
  • 481 locals recommend
Park
“Incredible castle and park. Largest in the western hemisphere with so many things to do and see. ”
  • 348 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Frida Kahlo is a Mexican idol. Her childhood home is highly recommended however order tickets beforehand online to avoid any lines outside. ”
  • 306 locals recommend
Park
“Chapultepec Park is bigger than Central Park. A green area in the middle of the city with many activities, museums lakes and a castle with a great view. ”
  • 333 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. ”
  • 262 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Independence Monument or Column of Independence colloquially known as El Ángel or El Ángel de la Independencia, is located in Mexico City, at the roundabout located at the confluence of Paseo de la Reforma, Tiber River and Florence.”
  • 215 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Soumaya Museum is one of the most popular art museums in Mexico because it displays a comprehensive collection of European art from the 15th through 20th centuries.”
  • 174 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. ”
  • 200 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. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the most emblematic shopping centers in the City. Wide variety of stores, entertainment, and dining!”
  • 152 locals recommend
Opera House
“Impressive almost 100 years old opera house with a very cool art déco style”
  • 147 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.”
  • 163 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“You can not leave the city before you have visited our emblematic City Center. Where you can find from historic buildings and museums such as Bellas Artes, Templo Mayor Museum, Memory and Tolerance Museum, National Palace of History Museum. Get into our beautiful markets where you can find the most beautiful handicrafts and typical food. ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Multicultural neighborhood with urban night life and many trendy restaurants”
  • 213 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.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Some nights streets close from Chapultepec park all the way to the Zócalo, for people to ride their bicycles or go skating along the famous Reforma avenue. Just off the main street you will find the Monumento a la Revolución, especially beautiful when illuminated at night. In the mornings at 8:00am local schools march with the flag, singing the national anthem, sometimes beating their drums.”
  • 137 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 ”
  • 125 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!”
  • 113 locals recommend
Bistro
“Delicious gourmet food, nice place, it's expensive but worth it. You need a reservation.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great place for lunch, because of the amazing menu and atmosphere. Expect a large and handsome crowd. Informal but dressing up a little is recommended.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love this spot for its great pastry, particularly the croissants and the Guava roll (you can´t miss this one). I like to bring my book or grab a newspaper and sit for hours at the bar. You can also get take-away from the little window on the curb. Some dishes on the menu are experimental, using always the best quality ingredients.”
  • 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”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing bakery, especially great for breakfast and sandwiches. We get our bread from here! ”
  • 92 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!”
  • 84 locals recommend

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