Welcome to Mexico City
Vibrant and colorful, sunbaked Mexico City radiates an energy rooted in Aztec origins, colonial architecture, and artistic innovation.
Start in the historic center of the city, Plaza de la Constitución, a large square beloved by locals and fondly called the Zócalo. Around it stands impressive Catedral Metropolitana, which took over 250 years to build, and the Palacio Nacional with its beautiful murals.
Beyond the Zócalo are countless heritage buildings, markets, cantinas, and street food. You’ll want to indulge in everything from elotes (smothered ears of corn) to torta de tamal (steamed corn dough in bread) to keep your strength up as you explore!
The city is filled with many exquisite museums, works of art themselves, holding fascinating treasures of all kinds. Visit the beautiful Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal and the art nouveau Palacio de Bellas Artes and the modern Museo Soumaya.
And in the city of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, it’s no surprise that art overflows from museums and galleries into the very fabric of life. Find it in the Mexican muralism at San Ildefonso College, the crafts of La Ciudadela marketplace, the blue and white tiles covering Casa de Azulejos, and the monumental murals and buildings of Ciudad Universitaria.
Spend a day in Chapultepec Park, one of the largest city parks in the world and home to the Castillo de Chapultepec. Or venture just outside of the city to journey even further back in time, to its very roots, the great Aztec Empire. Wander the ancient city of Teotihuacan with its avenues and massive structures, or float through the canals of Xochimilco, the last of the Aztec waterways.
Visiting Mexico City is a gift to the senses, one of color and culture. Contact one of our local photographers and immerse yourself in this glorious, historical city.