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Great views have always been one of the biggest touristic attractions, and Mexico City does not disappoint. This great Metropoli offers some of the best views in Mexico City.
There are some great sightseeings that are worth visiting to see Mexico’s concrete jungle from the heights.
For those with curiosity of how the city looks like from high above, here are the places you must check out:
Considered as the best sightseeing spot in the city by many, Torre Latino is the most popular building to view the city from high above.
The building is found in the historic district of the city and offers a 360 degree outdoor view.
Be ready to spot you home, hotel or any of the many landmarks of the city, because this place counts with telescopes that will give you the chance to find the smallest venue.
Prices and hours
The rooftop of the building is open all 365 days of the year from 9AM to 10PM.
The price, unfortunately, becomes higher by the day. To be honest, I am not a fan of Torre Latino because I think they overcharge and take advantage of their popularity. However, it is up to you to decide if it’s worth your time and money.
The price is approximately $120 MX Pesos.
Address: Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 2, Centro, Cuauhtémoc. Close to Metro Stations San Juan de Letrán and Bellas Artes.
I know what you might be thinking. Why is Cuernavaca listed as one of the best views of Mexico City, when it isn’t a part of the city? The reason is simple, because the view it offers is of the city.
This spot can be found in a restaurant on top of a mountain, and it’s famous for offering beautiful views of the city at night.
The great thing about this place is that you don’t have to eat at the restaurant in order to come up and enjoy the view. In fact, the restaurant doesn’t even have to be open because the parking lot and view are free.
Address: Km 27.5 de la carretera federal (libre) a Cuernavaca.
The World Trade Center in Mexico City has a very fancy restaurant at the very top called El Bellini.
The rotating restaurant offers great 360 degree views but you must eat at the restaurant in order to enjoy the landscape.
The Torre Mayor is considered the tallest building in the city with a height of 230 meters.
The building offers views from the floors 42, 43 and 44 , which also provide telescopes.
This building has become the competition of Torre Latino when it comes down to their views.
Entry prices are approximately $70 MX pesos per adult and $40 MX pesos per child. Entry is Monday to Friday from 7AM to 10PM, and Saturdays and Sundays 9AM to 9PM.
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 505, Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtémoc.
Sears Coffee Shop Bellas Artes
Also known as Café Don Porfirio, this coffee shop not only offers delicious desserts but a view of the Fine Arts Palace that you won’t find anywhere else.
The place is small but has one of my favorite views in Mexico City. Check our video to get a better idea!
To get there you have to go inside the Sears across from the Bellas Artes Palace and go to the 4th floor.
You can go in without having to eat anything; however, I encourage you to try some of their delicious drinks.
The Secret Sightseeing spot in the Independence Angel.
Yes, exactly as you read it! If you didn’t know, this iconic monument in the city has a spot up top that offers incredible views.
To get there you have to go up a narrow stairwell that ends in a very small terrace.
Good News: From there you can appreciate Reforma Avenue, an inimaginable view and the access is free of charge.
Bad News: Access isn’t easy, you can’t just walk in. In order to access the terrace one must ask permission from the authorities (Cuathémoc Delegation’s Office to be exact), reserve a date and time and write a letter where you explain your motives.
Address: Paseo de la Reforma y Eje 2 PTE, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc. Close to Metro Station Insurgentes.
The unique thing about this monument is that it offers a 360 degree view from 65 meters above the ground and has a crystal elevator that lets you see the view as you go up.
This is arguably the best spot to watch the sunrise and sunset. It’s famous for the view it offers and therefore one needs a reservation in order to enjoy it.
Prices and hours
It is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12AM to 8PM
Wednesdays from 12PM to 6PM
Thursdays and Fridays from 12PM to 10PM
Sundays from 10AM to 8PM
The entry price is approximately $50 MX pesos and they offer discounts for students, teachers and elderly people.
Address: Plaza de la República s/n, Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc.
Castle of Chapultepec View
The truth is that the Castle of Chapultepec offers one of the best views in all of Mexico City.
The landscape is the beautiful forest of Chapultepec and the city.
And let me tell you that it is breathtaking.
To visit this place click here: Castle of Chapultepec.
Famous Zócalo Plaza Terraces
As the title says, these two terraces are located in the historic district of Mexico City. Both have incredible restaurants, but let’s focus on the views.
The terraces are located in two of the corners of the famous plaza and belong to famous hotels.
They offer a beautiful view of the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace. Nonetheless, the view can be disrupted by tents and other things from the multiple events that happen in the Zócalo.
You should know that in order to visit these spots, you most likely have to be a guest of the hotel or eat at the restaurant.
By the way, if you’re thinking of booking a hotel in Mexico City, you should definitely check this out: Where to Stay At in Mexico City.
If you want to know more about other famous terraces in Mexico City click here: Terraces in Mexico City.
Cerro del Tepeyac
The hill of Tepeyac is located behind the famous Basilica of Guadalupe. If you plan on visiting this spot I highly recommend you put some time aside to visit the Basilica of Guadalupe.
Our Top Views in Mexico City
So, after learning of all the sightseeing spots of the city, the question tends to be which are the best views in Mexico City?
Hard decision, right?…Depends on each person and what they like, but for Danny and I the top views belong to:
1.- Castle of Chapultepec: Location is great, the castle mixed with the panorama between nature and city makes it unique.
2.- Café Don Porfirio (The Sears across from the Fine Arts Palace/Palacio de Bellas Artes)
3.-Torre Latino: Great location, and even though I believe it’s overpriced, the truth is that they are famous for a reason.
If you’re interested in traveling to Mexico City, I recommend you check our guide to tour Mexico City.