Mexico City Travel Guide

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Mexico City Things to Do

  • Teotihuacan

    I was not sure what all I wanted to do in Mexico City. I did know one thing which I found via the internet, they have Pyramids. I had booked the early morning tour due to the fact that there would be hardly any tourist at theat time of the morning. I was picked up by my tour guide, Gersom and off we went with only one other person, Carolino from...

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  • Bosque de Chapultepec

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The most extensive park of Mexico is very popular among the locals and is a great place for a weekend stroll. There is lots to see and do here: among the main attractions are the monument dedicated to the "ninos heroes" (young soldiers who commited suicide after Mexico surrendered to the United States invasion forces in 1848); the Castillo...

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  • Zocalo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Zocalo (also known as Plaza de la Constitucion) is the main square in the historic centre of Mexico City - also the largest city square in Latin America. The main architectural treasures of the Zocalo is the Cathedral and the Palacio Nacional, residence of the Mexican president, built on the spot of the pre-columbian Moctezuma Palace. In the...

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Mexico City Restaurants

  • Sanborns

    4 out of 5 stars

    For breakfast: Sanborns Azulejos; Lunch: Los Girasoles; Dinner: Cafe Tacuba Sanborns Azulejos: It is set in the patio of the XVIIIth century house of the marquis of Orizaba valley, known as the house of tiles; historic monument. Los Girasoles: Located in the upper floors of a XIXth century mansion, overlooking Tolsa Square; great view. Cafe Tacuba:...

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  • Cafe de Tacuba

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is a "traditional" Mexican restaurant, in every sense of the word. Cafe de Tacuba has been around a long time, 94 years. When you walk in and are seated, and absorb your surroundings - you'll think you've been transported back in time, way back! Boveda-style ceilings, dark woods, murals painted on the walls, crisply uniformed waitstaff and...

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  • La Casa de Las Sirenas

    4 out of 5 stars

    My favorite part of the restaurant is the view of Zocalo (town square), the Catedral, and Templo Mayor. The restaurant is on the 3rd floor and you can dine outdoors. Things I liked: The margaritas were good (and strong). Beef with mustard sauce (Los Medallones de Filete Don Coco) Dessert - Crepes with Apple and Ice Cream (Las Crepas de Manzana de...

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Mexico City Nightlife

  • Is it safe to visit a "local" pub in DF?

    The definition of "local" might be difficult to apply in this large city. There areas like around Condesa, Roma, Plaza Garibaldi and the Zona Rosa where there are concentrations of clubs, bars and restaurants, but they do not really offer a community pub feel. If by "local" you mean places with a strong Mexican flavor they are not uncommon because...

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  • Pricey but still "in"

    More info coming soon Most people were decently dressed but you don't need to be wearing a suit & tie to go in. Just some fashionable jeans, a nice shirt, a cool dress - that should be more than enough.

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  • In the Condesa area

    This is going to be somewhat long so bear with me. I'll try to make it short, so here's an overview of why I would and would not recommend this place so you can make your own decision!!PRO's: prices are quite decent, drinks are well served; no cover fee; good & varied music at least in the beginning, live music after midnite; got some food for free...

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Mexico City Transportation

  • Metro

    The best way to move around Mexico City is the METRO. It's fast, it's cheap (each ticket is only MXN $5 = 40 cents of USD and is good for 1 trip including multiple transfers as long as you don't exit the system - new fee valid since 2014), and it takes you almost everywhere (there are 12 lines, the newest one was opened in 2012). You may also try...

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  • General Info

    Before I even landed in Mexico City, I had booked my transportation from airport to Hostel from a company in Mexico. Even though i had read reviews on the buses and train methods of getting around, I must say that I am a little fraidy cat when it comes to taken buses or trains in a place I don't know. That is not to say that I have not. I have...

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  • By Bus

    The city government had this brilliant idea of building this weird thing called Metrobus..... it's a long bus in fact, and it originally covered a fixed straight route along our longest avenue, Insurgentes, which goes across the entire city from the very north to the very south tip. There are many stops along the avenue and the stations somewhat...

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Mexico City Shopping

  • Wal Mart

    I needed an headset to use skype on the pc in the hostel and some extra memory stick for my camera. also bought some drink and food here was a good headset you can fold it for 100 pesossony 2g memorystick 540 pesos dont know if this is a mistake because i found it very cheap

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  • Cheap bargains!

    Flea and Antique Marketsstreet vendors can be found anywhere in Mexico City,but these are more "formal" flea markets selling handcrafts, furniture and antiques. * Bazar del Sábado in San Angel. Every Saturday, come here to see artists displaying and selling thier work. * Mercado de Artesanias in Coyoacan * Plaza del Angel in Zona Rosa * Mercado de...

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  • Mall Shopping

    shopping malls are spread all over the city and usually include starbucks,zara,mango,a cinema and a hair salon.Listed below are malls by area with address.The best ones are Antara,Parque Lindavista,Perisur and Pabellon Polanco. Central * Reforma 222, Paseo de la Reforma 222, Juárez * Plaza Insurgentes, San Luis Potosí 214, Roma * Plaza Galerías *...

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Mexico City Local Customs

  • Pole dancers

    In front of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia there is a daily demonstration of Voladores, an ancient tradition of "flying" dance. The dancers hang from ropes that are wrapped around a pole then let go to send themselves flying around the pole until the ropes fully unwind.

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  • Leon Trotsky in Mexico

    Leon Trotsky was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army.Leon Trotsky lived in the Coyoacán area of Mexico City at the home (The Blue House) of the painter Diego Rivera and Rivera's wife and fellow painter, Frida Kahlo (with whom he had an affair). On 20 August 1940, Trotsky...

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  • "La Adelita"

    If you give to hear this melody to any Russian he will tell you that this melody is out of the famouse Soviet film-comedy.The music of "La Adelita" was adapted (without greater changes as a main theme of whole picture) by Izaak Osipovich Dunayewskiy, who wrote the songs for one of the best known soviet comedies "Vesolye rebiata" (1934). The soviet...

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Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

  • General Warning Info

    Was there in 83. Stuck there a week as med student b/c of student Visa BS. LOTS of Rats!! Cabbies tried to rip people off go to cheap hotel in rathole hoods. Charge too much for fare. Use sitios ONLY! I almost got kidnapped by two teen thugs b/c I was out clubbing too late. Go with lots of friends and do not stay out too late.

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  • Transportation

    Dear all, I understand your concern about safety by traveling in taxis (cabs), you are right about some of the comments regarding the abusive persons (taxi drivers) mostly when they see you are foreigner, in my experience when I used to get a taxi they always tried to charge more money than the usual rate or saying they don't have enough change...

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  • Food and Restaurants

    There's something else you should be careful with: food!! Our food is delicious, but it can be aggressive for foreigners, whose stomachs aren't used to hot stuff. So watch what you eat. This applies wherever you eat but especially when it comes to eating at the little street stands you'll find everywhere in town. Even though food is DELICIOUS...

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Mexico City Tourist Traps

  • Bazaar El Sabado at San Angel

    I had heard a lot about this bazar/market but had never taken the time to visit it, since it's very far away from where I live. I knew it had become popular among tourists and I thought it was mainly due to the fact that it's located in one of the nicest areas in town (there are some interesting museums not too far away from here; there are nice...

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  • Re: Tour to Teotihuacan

    There is a post in here about the tourist trap bus that takes you to Teotihuacan and asks if there's an alternative. The answer is YES! We avoided the tourist bus for exactly the reasons stated but instead rode the metro to Autobuses del Norte, a gleaming, modern bus station and bought two tickets to Piramides for about 35 pesos each (NOT $30 US...

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  • currency exchange

    you may think that the airport would be the worst place for exchange rates but its actually better than the exchange centres you will find in the city (theres alot on reforma around zona rosa)When i came back in mexico i spent a whole morning looking for ANYONE that would change my guatemalan quetzales with no luck and only got bad rates for...

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Mexico City What to Pack

  • Clothing

    I brought a very small carry on travel backpack for my trip. If you are planning on taking the subway to and from your hotel this is all you will want to take because there are TONS of stairs and quite a bit of walking involved. From the Zoloco to the Airport you will need to change trains three times and each time involves walking up and down...

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  • Luggage and Bags

    An important aspect of good travel planning is deciding what items to take with you on your vacation. What you take will, of course, depend on such factors as the climate of your destination, the types of activities you propose to engage in while there and the duration of your trip. Sometimes short trips are the hardest to pack for because you...

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  • Personal Hygeine

    make sure that your luggage is locked up and that the bags you bring to use on the streets are thin and can be kept close to you, or a small rucksack that you can wear on your front. check on the weather before you come, mexico city can be hot and stuffy and at some times of year it can be very cold ! Bring a good pair of comfortable shoes or...

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Mexico City Off The Beaten Path

  • Tlalnepantla de Baz

    This isn't exactly the city's "Tourist District" to put it lightly. But if you're traveling from Mexico City to Teotihuacan, you will be passing by this colorful town, which beauty is best admired from the highway. This hillside suburb of around 664,225 people startles the border between the Distrito Federal and Estado de Mexico, and is part of the...

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  • Mexico City's Little Guanajuato

    This isn't exactly the city's "Tourist District" to put it lightly. But if you're traveling from Mexico City to Teotihuacan, you will be passing by this colorful town, which beauty is best admired from the highway.This hillside suburb of around 664,225 people startles the border between the Distrito Federal and Estado de Mexico, and is part of the...

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  • Valle de Bravo

    Valle de Bravo is one of Mexicos "pueblos magicos", a trademark given by the tourist board for unique villages with special character or sights. Valle de Bravo is located a three hours-drive southwest from Mexico City and a popular daytrip destination. The location along the shore of Lake Avandaro makes Valle de Bravo a popular watersports...

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Mexico City Sports & Outdoors

  • Melia Mexico Reforma Pool&Gym

    Spa, gym, and indoor pool of Melia Mexico Reforma hotel let you enjoy true relaxation and rejuvenation. Located on the ninth floor, the Spa features six massage rooms, a relaxing living room, a sauna and steam bath, a full-service beauty parlor, as well as a state of the art gym overlooking the city.The Spa also has an elegant heated pool with an...

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  • Squash

    There is a fairly large number of squash clubs in Mexico City. A directory can be found on this Web site: http://www.squashespanol.com/juego/donde/dirdf.htmOne hour of play costs between Pesos $75 and Pesos $100 typically. No membership to a club is required although some of the nicest courts can be found in places like SportsWorld - private...

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  • Estudio Olympico de Ciudad Universitaria

    I actually didnt get down here we just saw it from the Turibus on our to and from Coyoacan. On the way passing the Stadium we had no problems we saw all the students coming out to protest something. There were alot of them. On the way back something happened. There were ambulance and police and we were sent on a detour through the entire Universty...

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Mexico City General

  • Monuments

    The many layers of history accumulated plus the capital-city status have provided a large amount of statues and monuments to be found everywhere in the city. Paseo de la Reforma Avenue offers an historical stroll from the Centro Historico to Chapultepec park as the traffic circles commemorate historical events: The discovery of America in the...

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  • Around Town

    Mexico City is a * H U G E * city; you would need a lot of time to get to know it (like most interesting cities) because there is so much to see. However, the main and most beautiful attractions are in downtown and down south, so that makes it easier to go sightseeing. There's nothing to see in the north of the city - which by the way isn't a nice...

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  • Zocalo

    If you like history, you must check out the Historic Center. You'll find the Aztec ruins of their main temple, the cathederal that Cortes built in the early 1500s on top of the main Aztec pyramid, the Presidential Palace. On top of all this, there's all the activity and people there to see.

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Top 10 Street Food Cities: Mexico City

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Multiple VirtualTourist members recommended Marrakech's main square, Djemaa el Fna, as THE spot to find your street food snack while in Morocco. Located in the city's medina quarter (old city), the square contains close to a hundred food stalls serving a variety of Moroccan cuisine that can be eaten at nearby wooden tables on the square. The options range from the standard Moroccan fare of roasted lamb and couscous, to more exotic fare like sheep's testicle and escargots, and they change as the day goes on. In the morning, stalls serve fresh squeezed orange juice, followed by eggplant, kebabs, and brochettes in the afternoon. As evening rolls around, enjoy some snails or harira soup (tomato-based spcied chickpea soup) to start, followed by tangine chicken, shwarma, or lamb.

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