Top things to do in Mexico City

Top Choice Arts Center in Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Immense murals by world-famous Mexican artists dominate the top floors of this splendid white-marble palace – a concert hall and arts center commissioned by President Porfirio Díaz. Construction on the iconic buildi…
Top Choice Cultural in Mexico City

Día de Muertos

In the lead-up to Day of the Dead (November 1 and 2), elaborate ofrendas (altars) show up everywhere. The huge annual street parade, Desfile de Día de Muertos, has been held since 2016 (initially in response to the …
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

Pujol

Arguably Mexico’s best gourmet restaurant, Pujol offers a contemporary take on classic Mexican dishes in a stylish and modern Mexican-designed setting. Famed chef Enrique Olvera regularly reinvents the menu, which i…
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

Quintonil

This contemporary innovator made the Top 50 Restaurants in the World list – in 2015, 2016 and 2017 – for creatively showcasing traditional Mexican dishes. Chef Jorge Vallejo gives local, organic ingredients starring…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Mexico City

Templo Mayor

Before the Spaniards demolished it, the Teocalli of Tenochtitlán covered the site where the cathedral now stands, as well as the blocks to its north and east. It wasn’t until 1978, after electricity workers happened…
Top Choice Museum in Mexico City

Museo Nacional de Antropología

This world-class museum stands in an extension of the Bosque de Chapultepec. Its long, rectangular courtyard is surrounded on three sides by two-level display halls. The 12 ground-floor salas (halls) are dedicated t…
Top Choice Museum in Mexico City

Museo Frida Kahlo

Renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was born in, and lived and died in, Casa Azul (Blue House), now a museum. Almost every visitor to Mexico City makes a pilgrimage here to gain a deeper understanding of the painter…
Top Choice Museum in Mexico City

Museo Casa de León Trotsky

The Trotsky home, now a museum, remains much as it was on the day when an agent of Stalin, a Catalan named Ramón Mercader, caught up with the revolutionary and smashed an ice axe into his skull. Memorabilia and biog…
Top Choice Public Art in Mexico City

Secretaría de Educación Pública

The two front courtyards here are lined with 120 fresco panels painted by Diego Rivera in the 1920s. Together they form a tableau of ‘the very life of the people,’ in the artist’s words.
Top Choice European in Mexico City

Maximo Bistrot Local

If there's one place that best represents Mexico City's exciting new culinary scene, it's Maximo Bistrot. The constantly changing menu, which draws on European and some Mexican recipes, features fresh, seasonal ingr…