This time, I will talk about the best places in Mexico City that simply are iconic and highly recognized world wide.
In other sites you’ll probably find huge lists on what to do in Mexico City. Lists that are so long instead of helping, make your visit more confusing and hard to plan.
Here I will talk about the must do’s of the city.
Índice de contenidos
- 1 Teotihuacán
- 2 Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum
- 3 Historic District and the Zócalo
- 4 The Xochimilco Trajineras
- 5 National Anthropology Museum
- 6 Go to the Lucha Libre, Mexican Wrestling, in Mexico City
- 7 Paseo de la Reforma and Chapultepec’s Forest
- 8 Castle of Chapultepec
- 9 Other touristic places to keep in mind when visiting Mexico City
This is one of the main and most important places in the whole country and should be one of your priorities. You have to find time to visit here, no excuses.
The truth is that this archeological zone is in Mexico State; however, the best and easiest way to enjoy your overall visit is staying somewhere in Mexico City and allowing one day to visit Teotihuacán.
Teotihuacán is only an hour and half drive!
Anything you need to know before your visit you can find here: Guide to visit Teotihuacán
Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum
Coyoacán is another area to get to know in Mexico. It’s a place that will bring you into the bohemian scene of Mexico City, the most important and representative landmark of Coyoacán is Frida Kahlo’s House . Frida is a major historical figure, who has become an important feminist symbol.
Touring Coyoacán is a great experience where you’ll find original handcrafts and works of art at the famous market and try unique dishes like chapulines (grasshopers) and delicious traditional food. We recommend you eat at the Coyoacán market.
If you want to read more about this place and how to enhance your experience, check this out: Central Coyoacán
👁 Tip: Tickets to go inside Frida Kahlo’s House are limited and will run out. If you want to visit the museum, it’s important you buy your tickets beforehand. You can do that here.
Historic District and the Zócalo
In my opinion, in second place after the Teotihuacán Pyramids, your second destination has to be the historic district and the Zócalo if you’re planning to visit the main landmarks in Mexico City.
Impossible getting to know everything in this area, but the one sure thing is that the place is fantastic.
There are thousands of things you can do here, that’s why in this article: What to Do in the Historic District we suggest some ideas of what you should see, so you can have an easier time planning your visit.
👁 Tip: Saturdays and Sundays are the best days to visit the Historic District but they are also the busiest days.
The Xochimilco Trajineras
The Trajineras in Xochimilco are simply a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. (Except for the Cancun experience that tried to replicate it.)
Here you will be able to enjoy music and Mexican food while on board of a traditional trajinera.
National Anthropology Museum
The Anthropology and History Museum is one of the main museums in all of Latin America, a place to learn about the pre-historic cultures that used to inhabit this land thousands of years ago.
If you are planning on visiting a museum during your visit, this is definitely the one.
To visit here, we recommend you check our article: Anthropology Museum.
👁 Tip: It’s a good idea visiting the Anthropology Museum and the Castle of Chapultepec on the same day, because they are in the same area. You can find this tour here.
Go to the Lucha Libre, Mexican Wrestling, in Mexico City
How come this sport became a touristic must do?
The Lucha Libre in Mexico is more than just a sport, it’s a cultural experience. An activity that represents our country in many ways.
It’s something unforgettable and one of the things that tourists end up enjoying the most out of the city.
If you want to experience the Lucha Libre, here is how to do it: Guide to experience Mexican Lucha Libre.
👁 Tip: There is a great tour that lets you experience this, check it out here
Paseo de la Reforma and Chapultepec’s Forest
Chapultepec is simply magical, very few people know the size of the park is bigger than the famous Central Park in NYC.
Here you’ll find various lakes, a zoo, a castle, restaurants and multiple things to do.
Walking through Chapultepec, trying out the dorilocos, and bumping into a comedian or other street performers is an experience worthy of mention in this list of best places in Mexico City.
If you want more information on Chapultepec, check this article: What to Do in Chapultepec?
👁 Tip: Try the Dorilocos from any of the street vendors, they are the best Mexican snack.
Castle of Chapultepec
Located in the Forest of Chapultepec, this castle is another of the main landmarks to visit in Mexico City.
The museum and views from the castle are incredible. The Castle of Chapultepec is definitely a must do.
Tips to visit: Guide of the Castle of Chapultepec
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Other touristic places to keep in mind when visiting Mexico City
Yes sir! Above we talked about the Must Do’s in Mexico City; nevertheless, the city is huge and the amount of landmarks and places to visit is unimaginable. Therefore, here is a list of other places we believe are worth your time if you’re interested in something else:
- Basilica of Guadalupe
- Saturdays Bazar/Market
- Garibaldi Plaza
- The Revolution’s Monument
- Celaya’s Candy Shop
- “Desierto de los Leones” National Park
- The National Palace
- San Juan’s Market
- The Postal Palace
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