First Time Tourists Guide in Mexico City

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Mexico City is well-known for its 13-century Aztec Temple called Templo Mayor, the baroque Cathedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and also Palacio Nacional

It is a perfect place for those who seek for historical sites and the ancient buildings located in the Plaza de la Constitución

Most of these places are located in main square known as the Zócalo

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SIGHTSEEING

Mexico City is known for its historical place and all of its tourist attractions are dominated by ancient buildings, especially from the Aztec age in the 13-centuries. UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered almost 14.000 historical buildings from 16 to 19 centuries. Overall, Mexico City offers its historic and monumental sites to be explored by tourists.

Palacio Nacional

This palace is a government building with an office for Mexico's president & murals by Diego Rivera

Plaza del Zócalo

Mexico City's main square has roots to the Aztecs & is now the site of frequent cultural events

DOWNTOWN

The downtown of Mexico City is worth to see and it hides numbers of must-see destinations. It is dominated by the ancient buildings and monuments. For those who look for the close look of the Aztec tribe, these places are worth to visit like Plaza de la Constitución, Templo Mayor, Dulcería Celaya, Torre Latinoamericana, and Museo Franz Mayer.

Templo Mayor

The Templo Mayor was the main temple of the Mexica peoples in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City

Museo Franz Mayer

The Franz Mayer Museum, in Mexico City opened in 1986 to house, display and maintain Latin America’s largest collection of decorative arts

SHOPPING

Besides the interesting historical sites, Mexico City also has a shopping center where travelers can buy souvenirs and merchandise. There is a number of local shopping stores to buy unique and cool stuff in Mexico City such as Grand San Angel to buy organic foods, traditional ice creams, handmade toys; Mercado de Artesanías to buy handicrafts from the local craftsman, handmade jewelry and candles, and home ornaments.

Grand San Ángel

Gran San Angel is art market located in San Angel, Mexico City

It is a place for tourists to buy Mexican souvenirs and merchandise

Mercado de Artesanías

Lively collection of small shops offering handcrafted gifts such as jewelry, pottery & textiles

FOOD & DRINK

Mexico City offers many affordable food and drinks with various kinds and tastes. Corn and Tacos are famously identical to Mexico and it is provided in many forms of foods such as Gorditas, Tlacoyos, Tacos al Pastor, Torta de Tamal, and Enchiladas Suizas.

CULTURE

Mexico is culturally rich with colorful and vibrant of ancient Aztec and Maya. Its unique come in the Day of the Death annual event when the street is crowded with all death costumes and makeup.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Mexico City is between March to May, the street will be crowded and that’s the interesting thing about this city.

HOTEL

Ventura Hotel and Suites by Dominion is the most recommended hotel in Mexico City with its comfortable room and view of the city. It has complete facilities to keep you safe and comfortable. Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico is also another recommended place to stay in a luxurious room to make your stay and trip unforgettable.

Ventura Hotel and Suites by Dominion

Ventura Hotel & Suites by Dominion is the perfect option if you visit or need to work in the area of Interlomas, Bosques de las Lomas, Cuautitlán, Naucalpan & Lerma

Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico

Built during the peak of the Porfiriato regime and located ideally at the heart of the capital, the “Gran Hotel Ciudad de México” in Mexico City is one of the most fascinating corners of this great metropolis

RESTAURANT

Restaurants Nicos is well-known for the best in Mexico City with its traditional cuisine and local ingredients. Dulcería de Celaya also a must-visit restaurant with its unique decoration in the heart of the city. Here you can find candied squash, tamarind-sweet potato chews, and the surprisingly delightful lágrimas (tears).

Dulcería Celaya

An art nouveau stained-glass sign welcomes you into the 140-year-old Dulcería de Celaya, a family-owned sweets shop near the Zócalo

Nicos Restaurant

In 1957, the Nicos restaurant was born in Mexico City from the family tradition and the homemade and emotional Mexican cuisine by chef Gerardo Vazquez

CAFE

Quentin Café has a very good reputation among travelers. The good ambiance and great drinks provided will be the perfect place to have an “espressonic” which is a combination of espresso and tonic. BUNA is another great café to experience the taste of Mexican coffee with a modern yet retro design.

Qūentin Café

Qūentin Café is a perfect place to try espresso mixed with tonic water

Buna Café

We share chocolate and rich coffee to conserve Mexican ecosystems

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

The nightlife in Mexico City will surprise everyone with various places to go. Licorería Limantour is famous for its cocktails. Drinks provided here such as sweet, bitter, herbal, and gin tonic since the 20s. Fifty Mils offers a classic and modern design of drinks with retro vintage glass. Feel the vibes of the nightlife with strong flavors of drinks.

Licorería Limantour

With a passion for the history, myth, style and culture behind cocktails, Limantour Distillery? Opened its doors in 2011

Fifty Mils

Eclectic, innovative and unpretentious, our cool and comfortable gastrobar is hailed as one of the best in the city

Sip one-of-a-kind cocktails while mingling alongside international travellers and stylish locals alike

INTERESTING PLACE

It feels incomplete to only visit one place in Mexico City, there are many interesting places that offer amazing experiences such as Templo Mayor with its Aztec relics, Zócalo: The Birthplace of the Constitution, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the National Palace.

Palacio Nacional

This palace is a government building with an office for Mexico's president & murals by Diego Rivera

Metropolitan Cathedral

This grand Roman Catholic cathedral with many ornate chapels is Latin America's oldest & largest

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Mexico City offers numbers of amazing place to visit with its instagramable buildings and places to shot on camera, here are some of them; Museo Soumaya's Façade, Monumento a la Revolución, Morisco Kiosk, and Santa María de la Ribera.

Museo Soumaya's Façade

Museum housing an extensive art collection, much of it European, in a modern, curving structure

Morisco Kiosk

DescriptionThe Morisco Kiosk is a kiosk structure in Colonia Santa María la Ribera in Mexico City, Mexico