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Best things to do in Mexico City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“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.”
168 locals recommend
Opera House
“Impressive almost 100 years old opera house with a very cool art déco style”
151 locals recommend
Cinema
“FR : Pour regarder des films d'auteur ou internationaux dans un lieu authentique / ES : Para ver películas de autor o internacionales en un lugar auténtico / EN : To watch author or international films in an authentic place”
95 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge mall if you need middle-high chain store shopping (H&M, Zara, Mango etc.) and the midrange Liverpool full-line department store. Reforma 222 is another, smaller mall closer to the sights. ”
94 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Condesa is a trendy neighborhood full of night life, restaurants, bars, cafes and nice places to take a walk.”
166 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“You are staying at the Centro Histórico (Historic Center) of Mexico City. It's a very big area but you can walk it from one point to the end in about 30 minutes. It was the main center of the Aztecs Culture, and then the main city of the Nueva España (New Spain), and finally is the capital of Mexico. You can find here, just walking: • Zocalo - The central square where everything happens. There is a very big waving Mexican flag. It's the place for celebrations, holidays, concerts and political meetings. • Templo Mayor - Archeological place with some of the remains of what the Aztecs build before the Spanish conquered them. With a nice museum. • Palacio Nacional - The base for the federal government where the current president gives his press conferences. Colonial style. • Catedral - The biggest church in Nueva España age. Amazing from outside as much as inside. Colonial style. • Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Palace) - Incredible theatre for concerts, opera, dance… It has a museum. Art deco, art nouveau style. • Museums - There are several museums of different sizes and themes, not all about Mexico but design arts, architecture, etc. • Restaurants - For all tastes and budget. Different kind of Mexican food, of course, but also from all around the world. • Shops - Mexican souvenirs but also books, photo cameras, clothes, jewelry, fine art, music… It's downtown! • Metro - You can visit the 4 or 5 subway stations located in this area, or use it to go far away. The walkability of this neighborhood is very high. You have beautiful buildings, streets, park, stores, restaurants, churches… everything for great sights and photos.”
165 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Coyoacan tree nursery is a perfect spot for start your day, either running or walking its 2 kilometer track”
140 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is located in Centro Historico, with art produced between the late 16th century and mid-20th century and features pieces by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Jose Clemente Orozco.”
84 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The king of the classics. Contramar has been in business for more than nineteen years and it continues to be as good and as popular as the day it opened. ”
114 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Recwntly built, it has become one of the greatest places to see contemporary art”
78 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice place to have dinner. The owner is one of the best Chefs in Mexico. Not cheap but not suuuper expensive.”
96 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Feel like shopping? This brand new mall has everything you need from apparel, shoes, Mac Store, coffee, ice creams, restaurants and even cinema!! ”
61 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“2.Rosetta: fantastic French style house from the Porfiriato (1876-1911), well-known chef: Elena Reygadas; food is very good however is a bit posh”
112 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The history of El Parnita is local and familiar, The Martinez Acra family created a homey space void of pretense, where the specialties include tacos both innovative and satisfying. ”
123 locals recommend
Aquarium
“One of the biggest and best aquariums in the world ! It's underground and fascinating !”
38 locals recommend
Market
“Big mercado with lots of fondas, shops, fresh produce and everything you can think of.”
113 locals recommend