Mexico City Sights

Mexico City's principal sights fall into three areas. Allow a full day to cover each thoroughly, although you could race through them in four or five hours apiece. You can generally cover the first area—the Zócalo and Alameda Central—on foot. Getting around Zona Rosa, Bosque de Chapultepec, and Colonia Condesa may require a taxi ride or two (though the Chapultepec metro stop is conveniently

close to the park and museums), as will Coyoacán and San Angel in southern Mexico City.

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Acuario Inbursa

  • Zoo/Aquarium

This new Mexico City attraction has been a hit since it opened in June 2014, attracting long lines of people hungry to see the largest...

Alameda Central

  • Park/Playground

Strolling around this park is a great way to break up sightseeing in the neighborhood. During the week it's quite lively. You'll be able...

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

  • Museum/Gallery

The college, a colonial building with lovely patios, started out in the 18th century as a Jesuit school for the sons of wealthy Mexicans.

Avenida Alvaro Obregon

  • Neighborhood/Street

Roma's main boulevard is wide and tree lined, with a central promenade that's studded with sculptures and fountains. With dozens of restaurants...

Avenida Michoacán

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Restaurants, cafés, and hip boutiques radiate along and out from La Condesa's main drag, Avenida Michoacán. It's a great place for...

Bosque de Chapultepec

  • Park/Playground

This 1,600-acre green space, literally the Woods of Chapultepec, draws hordes of families on weekend outings, cyclists, joggers, and...

Cafe Toscano

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Stop to sip coffee and watch the world go by at this popular café. With patio seating and a prime location in the heart of the neighborhood...

Casa Lamm Cultural Center

  • Museum/Gallery

Inside this small mansion and national monument artists are nurtured and browsers are welcomed with three exhibition spaces, a library,...

Casa Luis Barragán

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Casa Luis Barragán. As you travel through the capital, it would be nearly impossible to note all of the architectural styles, since...

Casa Municipal (Casa de Cortés)

  • Information Center

The place where the Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc was held prisoner by Cortés is reputed to have been rebuilt in the 18th century from the...

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