Mexico City hosts a variety of buzzing locations including museums, restaurants, parks, and endless shops. To learn how Mexico evolved over time, visit the National Museum of Anthropology but keep in mind that most tourists say one day isn’t enough. If you’d prefer to spend pesos, shop El Bazaar Sabado—the Saturday market—for colorful, high-quality, one-of-a-kind creations, such as embroidered tops or wall hangings.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, hit Restaurante El Cardenal for locally sourced meals, such as the pork mole poblano. Walk it off later at Chapultepec, the largest city park in the Western hemisphere.

What to see & do in Mexico City

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Things to do in Mexico City include enjoying unique art museums, opulent architecture, historic plazas, hilltop castles, and a vibrant nightlife, to name a few. You can head for the brilliant historic structures of Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral or Palacio de Bellas Artes, or you can visit the Frida Kahlo Museum dedicated to the famed artist's life and works in her original home.You might enjoy a visit to the Templo...

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Where & what to eat in Mexico City

Food and dining in Mexico City offers up a surprisingly unique and innovative culinary tradition with native ingredients blended with modern cosmopolitan style to create distinct and different dishes. At restaurants like Quintonil, you'll discover surprising delicacies like prepared ant larvae. At El Hidalguense you'll enjoy weekend lamb barbacoa. Check out El Huequito for authentic tacos al pastor.Popular local restaurants include Pujol, a restaurant that is world-renowned for its fine...

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Information about Mexico City will help you understand all the important do's and don’ts of the city and make the most out of your travels. First, the common wisdom about not drinking the water is true. Stick to bottled water here, and don't take ice in drinks.Don't hail cabs in the street; take an Uber or use official cab stands. Avoid the metro between 6 and 9 am and between...

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