THE ANCIENT HEART OF THE AZTEC EMPIRE, MEXICO CITY STILL REIGNS SUPREME AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DYNAMIC CITIES.

Climbing skyscrapers line iconic thoroughfares, as the city stretches across a legendary valley bursting with bustling plazas and bohemian barrios packed with trendy boutiques, galleries and cafes. Indulge in one of the world’s best culinary scenes—from the humble taqueria to five-star restaurants. Relics of Aztec temples, Spanish palaces, and remarkable museums are just part of the cultural wealth of Mexico’s capital city.

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Chapultepec Castle
Bosque de Chapultepec
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High on a hillside in a spot historically sacred to the Aztecs stands a Neoclassical castle straight out of fairytale surrounded by thick parkland. The former residence of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and his wife Empress Carlotta is now the National Museum of History. Explore grand period rooms with rich tapestry, gilded chandeliers, and a hallways lined with glorious stained glass windows.

DAY TRIP TO TEOTIHUACAN
40 KM NORTHEAST OF MEXICO CITY
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Teotihuacan, known as “The City of the Gods,” is thought to be the place where the sun and the moon were created. Laid out in harmony with the cosmos, this vast, archaeological site is a testimony to the magnificent civilization that flourished here between the first and seventh centuries. Once the ceremonial center of one of the largest and most powerful cities in the Americas, Teotihuacan holds profound spiritual and cultural importance.

EL BAZAAR SÁBADO
SAN JACINTO 11, ÁLVARO OBREGÓN, SAN ÁNGEL
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Follow the crowds of locals and visitors to this highly curated market of contemporary and traditional handicrafts held every Saturday. What began as a small collective of artist in 1960, is now a proper bazaar of ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, intricate textiles and decorative pieces on display in an 18th century colonial mansion.

FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM
LONDRES 247, DEL CARMEN, COYOACÁN,
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Casa Azul, the Blue House, offers an intimate look into the life of legendary artist Frida Kahlo. Meander through 10 rooms, including her studio, in the place where Kahlo was born and took her final breaths. Incredibly well-preserved, it is adorned with the artist’s work, Mexican folk art, photographs, postcards and all manner of personal items that weave the tale of the Bohemian artist’s incredible life.

LUIS BARRAGAN HOUSE AND STUDIO
GENERAL FRANCISCO RAMÍREZ 12-14, MIGUEL HIDALGO, AMPLIACIÓN DANIEL GARZA
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Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, architect and engineer Luis Barragan’s house and studio is a masterpiece of modern Mexican architecture. Interiors play with light, flat plains and bold color, and the original furniture and the architect’s impressive collection of contemporary Mexican art are on display.

MUAC, CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
INSURGENTES SUR 3000, UNIVERSITY CULTURAL CENTER, COYOACÁN
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The great glass and concrete MUAC museum designed by Mexican-architect Teodoro González de León is a fantastic optical illusion as it appears to lean forward towards a wide plaza. The light-flooded interiors are just as remarkable and host large scale exhibitions from the world’s leading contemporary artists.

MUSEO DEL OBJETO MUSEUM
COLIMA 145, LA ROMA
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Housed in a handsome Art Nouveau building in the trendy Roma neighborhood, Museo del Objecto pieces together a record of daily life in the 19th century through everyday objects. The curious items—matchbooks, sunglasses, perfume bottles—is a history of industrial and graphic design through a nostalgic lens.

PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES
AV. JUÁREZ, CENTRO HISTÓRICO
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Neoclassical, art nouveau and modern art deco styles mingle effortlessly in this white-marble palace to the arts. The treasures inside are just as impressive, including Diego Rivera murals, pre-Hispanic sculptural motifs, and a Tiffany-crystal dome. The theater hosts live concerts, including performances by the National Folkloric Ballet and National Symphony Orchestra.

PENDULO CAFE AND BOOKSTORE
AV.NUEVO LEÓN 115, CUAUHTÉMOC,
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Get blissfully lost in the stacks of this two-level bookstore and cafe. Flip through titles in both Spanish and English on the crowded shelves. Shop from the literary-themed novelty gifts and journals also stocked in-store.

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