Mexico City.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Mexico City (CDMX) is the capital and largest city of Mexico and the most-populous city in North America. Mexico’s capital is both the oldest capital city in the Americas and one of two founded by indigenous people, the other being *Quito, Ecuador.

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The *Historic Center (map) of Mexico City and the “floating gardens” of *Xochimilco in the southern borough have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Landmarks in the Historic Center include the *Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo, map), the main central square with its epoch-contrasting Spanish-era *Metropolitan Cathedral (map) and *National Palace (map), ancient Aztec temple ruins *Templo Mayor (map) and modern structures, all within a few steps of one another.

Other well-known central neighborhoods include *Condesa (map), known for its Art Deco architecture and its restaurant scene; Colonia Roma (map), a beaux arts neighborhood and artistic and culinary hot-spot, the *Zona Rosa (map), formerly the center of nightlife and restaurants.

Santa María la Ribera (map) and San Rafael (map) are the latest neighborhoods of magnificent Porfiriato architecture seeing the first signs of gentrification.

The most recognizable icon of Mexico City is the golden Angel of Independence on the wide, elegant avenue Paseo de la Reforma (map).

*Chapultepec (map) houses the Chapultepec Castle (map), now a museum on a hill that overlooks the park and its numerous museums, monuments and the national zoo and the National Museum of Anthropology (which houses the Aztec Calendar Stone, map).

Another piece of architecture is the *Palacio de Bellas Artes (map), a white marble theatre / museum whose weight is such that it has gradually been sinking into the soft ground below.

Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi (map). The square is surrounded by cafés and restaurants much favored by tourists, and in these and in the square itself groups of musicians play folk music.

The city’s main source of fresh produce is the Central de Abasto (map). This in itself is a self-contained mini-city in Iztapalapa borough covering an area equivalent to several dozen city blocks.

The principal fish market is known as La Nueva Viga (map), in the same complex as the Central de Abastos. The world-renowned market of Tepito (~map) occupies 25 blocks, and sells a variety of products. The weekly San Felipe de Jesús Tianguis (map) is reported to be the largest in Latin America.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Metro (subway systems) • MetrobúsTrolley busesTren Ligero (Light rail) – The city government operates the Metro and Metrobús bus rapid transit system, which are cheap and reliable but can be very crowded during rush hour. It also operates a light rail line, RTP bus system and electric trolleybuses.

Buscaturuta (“Busca Tu Ruta,” or “Find Your Route”), which serves all of Mexico, uses a Google Maps interface and allows you to search with incomplete addresses.

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BUS: mexicoautobuses.com + ClickBus. If traveling by bus, be sure to take the express (first class) buses (directo, sin escalas, primera clase), if available ⇒ ADO, Primera Plus, and ETN.

TRAIN: Amtrak (San Diego, Yuma, Del Rio и El Paso). The only available passenger train is the Chihuahua al Pacific Railway (CHEPE) operated by Ferromex between Los Mochis and the city of Chihuahua, through the Copper Canyon.

AIRPORT: aeropuertosgap.com.mx – operates 12 airports in the Pacific region of Mexico. + Benito Juárez International AirportLicenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport.

FERRY: Ferries Mexico – Offers information on ferry services in Mexico, including routes, schedules, and fares.

5 Days in Mexico City – Roma Norte, Frida Kahlo Museum and Hiking Iztaccihuatl.

In March 2023, my wife and I visited Mexico City, one of the most vibrant and exciting destinations in the world. This bustling metropolis, also known as CDMX, is the capital city of Mexico and boasts a rich history, culture, and cuisine that attracts millions of visitors each year.

In this video, we’ll take you on a journey through the streets of Mexico City, exploring its unique neighborhoods, iconic landmarks, and delicious food scene.

video source: Kraig Adams / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

A foreign national wishing to enter Mexico must obtain a visa unless they are a citizen of one of the 68 eligible visa-exempt countries.

Chichen Itza.

Chichén Itzá is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

Day of the Dead.

The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and to remember friends and family members who have died.

Mexico Desconocido is a popular website that covers various aspects of Mexican culture, including cultural events, traditions, history, and tourism. They feature articles, guides, and news about festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural happenings throughout the country.

AeroMexico is a major Mexican airline that offers domestic and international flights. Their website allows you to search for flights, manage bookings, and access important travel information.

Rentalcars.com – allows you to compare and book car rentals from various providers in Mexico. It offers a wide selection of vehicles and flexible options to suit your travel needs.

iVisa is an online platform that simplifies the visa application process. It provides information on visa requirements, allows you to apply for certain types of visas online, and offers support throughout the application process.

XE Currency Converter is a reliable tool for checking currency exchange rates. It can help you convert currencies and plan your budget while traveling in Mexico.