Mexico City is the centre of Mexican culture, with a rich and vibrant culture that gathers all the best heritage, spirit and life that the country has to offer. With an ancient, aboriginal history, there is plenty to learn about the past of Mexico City, told by engaging museums throughout the city.
Things to do in Mexico City
Mexico City is scattered in landmarks, titled the “City of Palaces” because of its magnificent architecture, a lot of which is clustered in the Historic Downtown. Head to the Plaza de la Constitucion to witness the grand City Hall, giant national flag and Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest church in North and South America, with an altar made of pure gold.
The National Museum of Anthropology is world famous for its grand collection spread over 23 different halls, including ancient Aztec artefacts like the mysterious Sun Stone. Go off the beaten track by visiting Arena Mexico the home of free wrestling, a wild and unforgettable experience frequently enjoyed by locals.
Exploring the second largest city in the world is tiring work, so take some time to relax in the local atmosphere by visiting La Merced, the central market surrounded by restaurants selling enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos. The nightlife has something for everyone, just to be sure to try some of the local moves in the famous salsa, rumba and mambo dances at least once.
Getting around Mexico City
The metro has various lines throughout the city and is the busiest but most authentic way to see the city. Other transportation options include buses, which are quieter but less predictable, while bikes are good for avoiding the chaotic traffic.