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Sightseeing and landmarks in Mexico City

Art museums

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”
  • 311 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 ”
  • 179 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. ”
  • 201 locals recommend
Opera House
“Impressive almost 100 years old opera house with a very cool art déco style”
  • 146 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
Art Museum
“Mexico City´s national art gallery. Great museum shops not to miss. The plaza outside is beautiful and there are a couple of cafés there where you can sit down and have a coffee and even eat something worthwhile (Girasoles and Eric Kayser have quality food). The museum has changing exhibits of pre-modernist art.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A bit far to travel, BUT this is Mexico City´s best Contemporary Art museum with great curators and avant-garde exhibits. Good museum shop. Take Metrobus all the way down to the University and just cross the highway, it is a 30 minute ride from Condesa.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Museum
“Great space for contemporary and pop art, they hold great exhibitions and the building is also a great space.”
  • 80 locals recommend

History museums

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”
  • 311 locals recommend
History Museum
“Templo Mayor (translation: main temple) was the centerpiece of Tenochtitlán, the ancient Aztec capital, constructed in 1325 in the marshes of Lake Texcoco. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you are downtown, check out if there is an exhibition. Sometimes this museum surprise me!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the most iconic museums of Mexican culture, dedicated to showing the artistic, social and cultural identity of the indigenous people and towns of Mexico. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
History Museum
“An Irish attack was fought back from inside this former Nun Convent back in 1947. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Post Office
“It is located in downtown, near Palacio de Bellas Artes, it was built in 1907 when the post office became a separate government entity. It’s design was modern for the time and it has a beautiful staircase.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Museum
“A museum of chocolate! If you want to learn more about varieties and how it's made is really cool. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“The former imperial palace of Maximilan I and the presidential residence up to the 1930s”
  • 15 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Museum
“Mural de Diego Rivera poco visitado y muy especial en una sección del parque de Chapultepec”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Escondido en las orillas de la ciudad, se encuentra el Parque Nacional Fuentes Brotantes. Un oasis en medio de la urbe que te permite probar la gastronomía local y disfrutar de la naturaleza. Hidden on the banks of the city, is the Fuentes Brotantes National Park. An oasis in the middle of the city that allows you to taste the local cuisine and enjoy nature.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Historic sites

History Museum
“Templo Mayor (translation: main temple) was the centerpiece of Tenochtitlán, the ancient Aztec capital, constructed in 1325 in the marshes of Lake Texcoco. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Walk around this traditional and artistic neighborhood. You must visit the "Casa Azul" where Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Building
“This 44-story skyscraper, built in 1965, is the tallest building in Centro Histórico. Head to the top-floor observation deck for jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the city, or to the newly renovated bar/restaurant (one floor below), which has equally impressive views and is almost always empty.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Museum
“This is where all the magic happened for Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera. And it is located in perhaps one of the must beautiful neighborhoods in the city. San Angel Inn Not a walking distance, take an Uber its a 20 minute ride”
  • 49 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Casa de los Azulejos "House of Tiles" is an 18th-century palace in Mexico City, built by the Count del Valle de Orizaba. The building is distinguished by its facade, which is covered on three sides by blue and white tile (TALAVERA POBLANA) of Puebla. The palace remained in private hands until near the end of the 19th century. It changed hands several times before being bought by the Sanborns brothers .”
  • 45 locals recommend
Historic Site
“An ex Convent now a museum with restaurant. Nestled in the mountain in the middle of beautiful pine tree forests with rivers running near by. It is in the outskirts of the city. Do plan your transportation there and back, well. Like most all museums, closed on Mondays.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“It is a pedestrian street (what follows Avenida Juárez direction Zócalo). If you need something as a last minute decision, you will find lots of stores there. (Zara, Forever 21, etc)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Building
“You can see the whole city if you get to the top. You can always choose to have a drink or dinner in the Miralto restaurant, instead of going to the terrace.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Vasconcelos Library is the masterpiece of contemporary engineer Alberto Kanach, a sort of modern conclave built in the middle of a surrealist garden in Buenavista, Mexico City. Inside, one can wander through the hundreds of square-shaped shelves that embellish its crystal halls. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bookstore
“The largest bookstore in the state-owned publishing house Fondo de Cultura Económica is also Centro Cultural. It usually hosts film shows, conferences, and book presentations as well as special publishing events. Good prices and editorial selection. They also offer imported titles in English, French and Italian. It has a cafeteria and offers discs and video. Child Childs storytelling on Sundays mornings. $$+”
  • 44 locals recommend
College Library
“Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos at La Ciudadela park. One of the first public libraries in Mexico City. Historic building with gorgeous architecture. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
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