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Top 10 Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City offers numberless attractions for those who decide to discover one of the biggest cities in the world. From museums, plazas, theaters, parks and national monuments, Plaza Madrid Hotel invites you to meet the top 10 things to do and places to visit in Mexico City.

1.- National Museum of Anthropology

This is without a doubt one of the most important museums in Mexico as it exhibits archaeological pieces from all over the country, among them the renowned Piedra del Sol (“stone of the sun” or Aztec calendar stone). The museum opens its doors Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00 hours, with free admission on Sundays.

2.- Palace of Fine Arts

It is located in the Historic Center and is the most important cultural center in Mexico. It features different rooms intended for the practice and exhibition of arts, and its walls are decorated with the art work of artist like David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera.

3.- The Metropolitan Cathedral

Your visit to the Historic Center of Mexico City wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, a temple with 16 lateral chapels. This is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding architectural wonders of the Hispanic American art and definitely one of the greatest attractions in Mexico City.

4.- Templo Mayor Museum

Opened to the public since 1987, the Templo Mayor Museum is a space that puts at your reach the most interesting archaeological exhibits in different rooms. This museum stays open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hours, with free admission on Sundays.

5.- Zocalo

The Zocalo can easily be considered the heart of Mexico City. It is a monumental space surrounded by some of the most important buildings in the city, among them the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the Templo Mayor.


Visiting Xochimilco is without any doubt one of the best activities in Mexico City. This place invites you to jump into a traditional trajinera, to taste the delicious typical cuisine and experience this area that UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

7.- The Alameda Central

Keep touring the city and visit the Alameda Central, the oldest public park in the city. Originally designed for the highest social classes, nowadays is a recreational spaces where tourists and locals get together to admire the gorgeous bronze fonts that garnish this park.

8.-Chapultepec Forest

In your upcoming visit to this great city, the Chapultepec Forest is undoubtedly a must see. With almost 700 hectares, this place has become the main recreational and cultural spot and in its 3 sections you will find attractions like the Zoo, the Chapultepec Castle, the Children’s Museum and many other attractions and things to do in Mexico City.

9.- La Casa Azul

Located south side of the city, in Coyoacan, the Casa Azul (Blue House) or Frida Kahlo Museum is one hot tourist destination spot in Mexico City. Here you’ll find objects, pictures, furniture and even famous paintings such as Las dos Fridas and La Cesarea.

10.- Teotihuacan

This is one of the most important archaeological zones in America, containing the Pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon, the Ciudadela, among many other splendid monuments that you can’t miss. Besides, this zone features two specialized museums: the Teotihuacan Culture Museum and the Teotihuacan Murals Museum. Ensure a fun and interesting vacation and in your visit to this city include Teotihuacan in your list of Mexico City activities.