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Exploring Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico and also happens to be the largest city in North America, offering a host of options to travelers new to the city as well as seasoned veterans. It was founded in 1325 by the Aztec people, and was known as Tenochtitlan. Many scholars believe Tenochtitlan to have been the largest city in the world at that time, with a population between 200,000 and 250,000, four times that of London at that time.

Due to its rich historical background and cultural heritage, there is plenty to see and do in Mexico City. With everything on offer from discovering the Xochimilco waterways and floating islands and soaking up the beats of the mariachi bands to uncovering colonial arts and hitting some of the city’s hottest night spots.


Accommodations in Mexico City

There is a plethora of accommodation options in Mexico City, with everything from small guesthouses to large luxury hotels. Some of the cheapest options can be found in the Centro Histórico, whilst the more upmarket choices can be found in and around Polanco and the Zona Rosa. In the fashionable Roma and Condesa districts, accommodation varies between hostels and chic boutique hotels. If you’re looking for mid-priced hotels, then try the Alameda and Plaza de la República areas.

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Mexico City is the La Valise Hotel, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Grupo Kings Suites Alcazar de Toledo in Mexico City as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing in Mexico City

- Downtown Mexico City


Mexico City’s Centro Histórico is a treasure trove of colonial buildings, museums and Aztec sites located at the very center of this great metropolis. Cobblestone streets brimming with busy merchants and cultural centers fan out from the enormous main square – the ever- impressive Zócalo. Linking the Zócalo with the downtown Alameda park, the lively shopping thoroughfare of Avenida Madero spills out onto the magnificent white-marble concert hall of Palacio de Bellas Artes.


- Polanco


At the entrance to Chapultepec park, marking the western end of Mexico’s grandest boulevard, Paseo de Reforma, lies the exclusive neighborhood of Polanco. Affluent residents and embassy workers fill the chic shops and elegant restaurants of this traditional bastion of Mexican high society. The broad Avenida Presidente Masaryk runs through its center, lined with elegant boutiques, many with ornately carved-stone doorways reflecting the area’s 1930s California-style architecture. Many luxury hotels in Polanco look out over the park and are located near the awe-inspiring National Museum of Anthropology.


Transportation in Mexico City

Mexico City has a great public transportation system. Between the metro, buses, colectivos and taxis, visitors will be able to get anywhere they wish. The public transportation is fast, efficient and cheap. However, if you don't speak Spanish and feel intimidated by travelling this way, car private hire is also affordable.


Mexico City travel guides

Mexico City travel guides