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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 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 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 buildin…
Top Choice Monument in Mexico City

Monumento a la Revolución

Originally meant to be a legislative chamber, construction of the Monumento a la Revolución was interrupted by the Revolution, and there was talk of demolishing the building, but instead it was modified and given a …
Top Choice Palace in Mexico City

Palacio Nacional

Inside this grandiose colonial palace you'll see Diego Rivera murals (painted between 1929 and 1951) that depict Mexican civilization from the arrival of Quetzalcóatl (the Aztec plumed serpent god) to the post-revol…
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 a Stalin agent, a Catalan named Ramón Mercader, caught up with the revolutionary and smashed an ice ax into his skull. Memorabilia and biographi…
Top Choice Plaza in Mexico City

Plaza Garibaldi

Every night the city’s mariachi bands belt out heartfelt ballads in this festive square. Wearing silver-studded outfits, they toot their trumpets and tune their guitars until approached by someone who’ll pay for a s…
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

El Cardenal

Possibly the finest place in town for a traditional meal, El Cardenal occupies three floors of a Parisian-style mansion and has a pianist playing sweetly in the background. Breakfast is a must, served with a tray of…
Top Choice Mexican in Mexico City

Quintonil

This contemporary innovator made the Top 50 Restaurants in the World list for creatively showcasing traditional Mexican dishes. Former Pujol chef Jorge Vallejo gives local, organic ingredients starring roles – which…