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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.

Athletics & Sports
“This place is TOTAL fun, one of the most authentic and cool places on CDMX, join me on a really interesting, full of food, drinks and mariachis experience! Ask me how to!”
94 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
Zoo
“Try to be there at 7am or 8am so you can see some animals, later is almost imposible.”
45 locals recommend
Museum
“De los museos actuales, quizás el de mejor museografía. Duro por los temas que trata, tanto extranjeros como nacionales: Guerras, Persecuciones, Matanzas, Intolerancia Racial. Lo recomiendo bastante. One of the best modern museums, hard because of its content: Wars, Crime, Homophobia Human Rights. Great museography. Fun to watch the boys and girls doing choreographies in the mirror windows of the building next door. No idea why they do it! All the buildings that used to be in this area were destroyed by the earthquake of 1985...by the way.”
36 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great choice for lunch in the city center, serving traditional Mexican dishes. More than 100 years old, Diego Rivera got married for the first time here, and the city's famous rock band Cafetacuba named themselves after this place. ”
79 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“High-end Mexican cuisine. I highly recommend you try it for breakfast or lunch. The place is very nice too”
79 locals recommend
Museum
“The so-called MoMA of Mexico City, the building was designed by David Chipperfield. The museum’s permanent collection includes pieces by Gabriel Orozco, Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol. Free admission on Sundays. ”
71 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“A neighbourhood favourite, this is an independent cinema which holds daily screenings of rising Mexican talent as well a rotating selection of international films. In the cinema’s dimly lit antechamber, vintage Jodorowsky posters line the walls along with popcorn machines, a café serving pizza and communal tables where you’ll find people discussing the latest film. Tonalá also holds concerts, workshops, comedy nights and other events, so check their calendar to see what’s on while you’re in town.”
126 locals recommend
Market
“Fantastic place to visit! Lots of food stands/restaurants to choose from and visually beautiful”
84 locals recommend
Fountain
“This place is an emblematic one of the area because is a bronze replica of the fountain located in the Plaza Cibeles in Madrid. The Mexican Version is located at a traffic circle in Plaza Villa de Madrid. It was installed in Mexico as a symbol of brotherhood between the Spanish and the Mexican communities in 1980. ”
71 locals recommend
College Administrative Building
“Located in southern Mexico City, UNAM is Latin America’s largest university and houses some incredible architecture (it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site) as well as the MUAC museum and a sculpture garden from some of the country’s greatest artists. Its main campus was built during the 1950s on an ancient solidified lava bed and is almost a separate region within Mexico City, with its own regulations and councils. Wander the university passages and stare up at the thought-provoking murals, which illustrate different strains of intellectual thought. Check out their website for the latest concerts and events, as MUAC often holds some of the best exhibitions in the country and the Neza concert hal”
88 locals recommend
Church
“The main Catholic temple of the country, originally built in XVI century and then rebuilt in XVII century, on the remains of an Aztec temple destroyed for the construction of it during the Colony. Historic and architectural interest as well as a cult center.”
62 locals recommend
Bistro
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“One of the top rated restaurants in Mexico City, you will need a reservation, 5 minute walk”
96 locals recommend
Museum
“Linked to history of Intelectuals and famous Mexican painters (Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo)”
57 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Top notch! Very good pastries, sandwiches, and drinks. They have high quality products. Highly recommended to go here. They will get you hooked. There is both take out and eat in options. Amazing bread, everything is delicious in this restaurant. Long line but so worth the wait. Get the guava roll. Rosetta's pastries are light and flakey and moist and rich where they should be. The selection is an effective take on French classics with a local twist. Probably the best bakery in town.”
89 locals recommend