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The Ultimate Mexico City Guide

June 10, 2018

I don't even know where to begin! I fell in love with this city. It exceeded all my expectations and more. Mexico is full of culture, gastronomy, history and incredible people. When I told people I was going to Mexico City, everyone was scared for my life but I have to tell you I did not feel unsafe ONCE! Here's what you have to do while visiting.

 

La Casa Azul: Where Frida Kahlo lived with her family and later with her husband, Diego Rivera. If you haven't seen the movie "Frida" with Salma Hayek, you have to watch it! 

 

 

After visiting La Casa Azul, walk around the beautiful borough of Coyoacán and have lunch in Los Danzantes. I highly recommend the duck tacos!

Xochimilco: The most Mexican thing ever! I've always been a fan of telenovelas so you can imagine how excited I was to go on a ride in this colourful boat. If you go, you HAVE to take the mariachis/singers with you. They are an extra charge but it's very little and you NEED them for the experience, plus they are extremely nice! You can take your own cooler with beers/alcohol, but they also sell beer there. 

 

La Basílica de Guadalupe: This was my favorite "touristy" thing I did. Whether you believe or not, it is an impressive thing to experience. This is the site where La Virgen de Guadalupe appeared to a poor Indian worker, and later her image appeared on a cloak. The cloak is now displayed in the Basilica. The site has a few things to see, including a couple of chapels, souvenir shopping and a beautiful garden and fountains. 

 

Pyramids of Teotihuacan: You should plan on going early in the morning to avoid traffic since it's an hour drive from Mexico City, but the ride is totally worth it! I'm still asking myself; "how did they build these pyramids?", it's impressive! There are two important pyramids, the pyramid of the Sun and the pyramid of the Moon. I have to confess, I only climbed the pyramid of the Sun because one was enough, lol.

Bosque/Castillo Chapultepec: The Central Park of Mexico City. This park is full of surprises, I LOVED it! There's a zoo, castle, botanical garden, food stands, museums, a lake you can ride boats around, and more. There's a really cool piece of art we found that emphasises the global crisis and how we would live in a world full of garbage.

 

Centro Histórico Zocalo, Catedral & Museo de Bellas Artes: There's a lot of people here and it can get really crowded so you have to be really careful with your belongings. To get the best view of the cathedral and the plaza, you have to go to the rooftop in Gran Hotel Ciudad de México!

 

San Ángel: This neighbourhood is surrounded by colourful colonial houses and on Saturday's there's a bazaar called "Bazaar Sábado" where you can buy souvenirs, jewellery, skincare, etc. 

 

 

Plaza Garibaldi: Have you watched the movie "Coco"? If you have, you know exactly what this is. If you are a fan of serenading Mariachis, this is your place.

 

El Palacio de Hierro: It's a high end mall that has a great food court, where you NEED to eat Churros El Moro.

Walk around Polanco & Roma: These neighbourhoods are full of the best restaurants to eat. Mexico was a real gastronomical experience! Everything I ate was out of this world, and the best part, it's SO cheap!

 

Restaurants:

Blanco Colima 

Rosa Negra

Los Danzantes

Dulce Patria

Centralito

 

If you ever go and need recommendations on what to eat in these restaurants or anything Mexico City related, feel free to DM me!

 

Chaito,

Lauxbea

 

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