Spanning over 1,600 acres, this sprawling park has numerous attractions including Chapultepec Castle, which now houses the National History Museum of Mexico.
The Aztec Calendar Stone and famous Piedra del Sol are two of the huge attractions at this museum. Large collections of other pre-Columbian artifacts are also housed at the National Museum of Anthropology, located within the Chapultepec Forest.
Situated along the Zocalo, this massive building houses the federal executive branch of the Mexican government. The real attractions, however, are Diego Rivera's expansive, panoramic murals on the interior walls, which depict the history of Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the modern age.
Mexico City is home to many internationally celebrated artists, but Frida Kahlo is one of the most beloved of them all. The museum bearing her name was once Kahlo's residence, and is also known simply as The Blue House. Don't miss the unique opportunity to view some of Frida's most expressive works, displayed in the very house where she lived and painted.
There's plenty to see at this campus of the National University of Mexico, the entirety of which is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site: 40 academic institutions, the Mexican Olympic stadium, the Central Library, and works by the city's famous muralists, for starters. Like many of Mexico City's landmarks, the campus was designed by some of the most celebrated Mexican architects.
The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) represents the cultural core of Mexico City, playing host to music, dance, theatre, opera, and other performances. There are also several famous murals to see inside, and the National Museum of Architecture, which is on the top floor.
The state-owned Auditorio Nacional is a venue for international, world-renowned performers, and is the biggest music and entertainment venue in Mexico City. Since the 1970s it has been used primarily for international music, song, dance and film festivals, fairs and exhibitions. Helpful Information: Not supported recorders, cameras or video. No food allowed. Sale of alcoholic beverages, coffee, soft drinks, food court and snacks in the lobby and sweets.
If the zacalo is the heart of the city, Chapultepec Park is its soul. One of the biggest city parks in the world, its 1,600 acres hold a centuries-old forest, a castle, a zoo, a lake, the National Auditorium, and Los Pinos, Mexico's presidential residence, with its lovely gardens. A number of museums, including the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, are also here.
This central plaza is the heart of the city. Because Mexico City was the capital of New Spain, its zacalo is a most impressive 10 acres surrounded by majestic 17th-century buildings. The east side of the zacalo is dominated by the Palacio National, the seat of the Mexican national government, and the Metropolitan Cathedral resides on its northern border.
The Diego Rivera museum has a main room with photographs, documents and mural paintings that tell the story of the life and work of this renowned Mexican artist. This museum also displays his bronze death mask cast, as well as the bronze cast of the artist's right hand. Its four temporary exhibition rooms feature works of artists whose life and style were similar to Rivera's. This is also known as the Movimiento Mural (Mural Movement), the Mexican School of Painting.
A visit to Mariachi Central can be a walk on the wild side after dark these days, but dancing to street music played by guys in tight fancy pants is one for the bucket list.
This is the center of international exhibitions and conventions which represents a combination of dreams. 130 exhibitions are held annually. There is capacity for exposures from 10 to 600 booths. Axtel Business Center has 3 VIP rooms for meetings and executives. There is a loading and unloading area with 9 platforms, mounted charges. WTC Expos TV, online TV channel for dissemination of WTC exposures. There are 12 rooms designated for exhibitions.
The Teatro Metropolitan is one of Mexico's best-known theatres. It is a sponsor of Mexico City's National Jazz Festival, and artists such as Jason Mraz, The Cranberries, Alanis Morissette, Reik, Camila, La Quinta Estacion, Ximena Sarinana, and more have given concerts in this important theatre.
Experience the ancient City of the Gods on a visit to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Your full day guided tour will highlight the complexities of Aztec treasures. You'll have the opportunity to climb the magnificent Pyramids of the Sun and Moon and see the Butterflies Temple, the Avenue of the Dead and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.
The Mexico from yesterday and today, of beautiful songs and dances! Come and see the world-famous Mexico City Folkloric Ballet at the Hidalgo Theater. The dancers in their fabulous costumes and onstage energy make it the 'Best Dance Show of the World in Mexico'!
Bellini restaurant in Mexico City offers unparalleled views of the city and is a dining experience not to be missed. The only revolving restaurant in Mexico City and the largest in the world, Bellini boasts an impressive international menu, a great atmosphere and unforgettable 360-degree views. This dining experience will be the talk of your Mexico City vacation!
See the top attractions in Mexico City and its surrounding area on this activity-filled, 5-day, 6-night tour. Spend your first day getting to know Mexico City on a hop-on hop-off tour. During the rest of your five full days, travel to many historical and cultural sites, including the Shrine of Guadalupe , the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the cities of Cuernavaca and Taxco. This comprehensive tour is an excellent and convenient way to see the historical and cultural features of Mexico City, as well as other important destinations in central Mexico.
Soak up the perfect climate of 'The City of Eternal Spring', Cuernavaca, and then enjoy a scenic drive to Taxco, the colonial silver mining city on a full day guided coach tour from Mexico City. You'll have the opportunity to purchase some of Mexico's beautiful jewelry and handicrafts as you experience the city's extraordinary Old World ambiance.
Central Brasserie is a traditional French restaurant. In this casual, contemporary environment guests feel as if they've been transported to Paris or New York.
Brasserie LIPP is a French brasserie in the Parisian tradition, with more than 120 years of history. It is a Mexico City favorite, serving excellent French cuisine in a cordial, friendly and distinguished atmosphere.
Harry's Masaryk is characterized by its extraordinary high quality cuisine. The kitchen is supervised by Chef Eduardo Ruiz, the regional president of the Regional Association of Master Chefs, who specializes in the reduced use of seasoning. The purpose behind this type of cooking is to allow for the natural flavors to "flourish." Se caracteriza por su extraordinaria alta calidad de su oferta gastronómica. La cocina supervisada por el chef Eduardo Ruiz, presidente regional de la asociación regional de master chefs se especializa en el uso muy reducido de condimentos. El propósito es permitir que los sabores naturales de los ingredientes que utilicemos "florezcan."
Considered one of the best and most beautiful restaurants in Latin America, Nobu brings the prestige, elegance and delicacy of new Japanese cuisine, created by Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, to Mexico City.
Considered by many as Mexico City's premier dinning experience, Enrique Olvera offers an individualistic and insightful approach to Mexican cuisine. Pujol offers an a la carte menu, as well as a 7 course tasting menu. Our 50 seat dinning room in natural elements offers a warm setting with a casual ambiance. Food & Wine 10 Next Chef Superstars, Five Star Diamond Award, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and AAA Four Diamond Award.
Bokenka is a Japanese restaurant specializing in Teppanyaki using steak and Kobe beef. The restaurant offers guests the opportunity to order from the Argentinean menu of El Buen Bife Insurgentes.
At Villa Maria you will enjoy live music together with the best in Mexican cooking in its most wonderful expression. Don't forget to enjoy the internationally famous margaritas.
Jaso, the best kept secret in Mexico, offers a heavenly culinary experience in Mexico City. The culinary creations orchestrated by husband-wife team Jared Reardon and Sonia Arias seduce palates, and the exceptional wine list is from both old and new world.
Its name is Náhuatl for "peace," but here Paxia also means contemporary Mexican food focused on fresh, regional ingredients, nueva cocina Mexicana, with a fine tequila list and South and Central American wines.
El Lago offers modern embellished architecture with ample space, a magnificent view of a lake and fountain, as well as space for special events.
This adventure-style playground in the Chapultepec Forest has monkeys, an aviary, a petting zoo, a scaled-down railroad and wide green spaces to play on.
At El Papalote, when kids get tired of touching more than 350 interactive exhibits in the Building of the Pyramids and watching IMAX movies, grownups can play until 11:00pm on Thursdays.
Mexican ice cream, or nieve (snow), comes in flavors Baskin never told Robbins about, like jicama-chile or hibiscus, and family-owed Roxy's scoops the best in two locations.
In this kid-sized village, children role-play as adults, doing all kinds of "jobs" from being pilots to police officers, doctors, shopkeepers and more. The safe, indoor theme park is built to scale for children aged four to 12, complete with streets, buildings, vehicles, and a functioning economy where "kidZos" are the official currency.
Don't miss this Coyoacan mainstay. Outside, there's a laid-back patio to kill an afternoon; inside, there's live jazz Tuesdays, rocking Wednesdays and kicking weekends.
Shop like it means something. Fonda Nacional para el Fomento de las Artes (FONART) helps village craftspeople by selling their textiles, earthenware, hand-carved wooden masks, straw goods, glass and folk art.
Sundays are for shopping, especially when a vibrant outdoor market sets up along Calle Juan Salvages. Stock up for the week or browse for interesting antiques.
Empty the biggest-box store and all the fans from Estadia Azteca into several buildings, and presto! You have the city's central market, which sells everyday items, fresh produce, and chilies, chilies, chilies.
For once, bring the kids cool - if slightly inappropriate - T-shirts from this trendy Condesa boutique co-owned by Telenovela heartthrob Diego Luna. Naco means tacky, but oh-so uber-hip.