Visit Mexico City

Mexico City skyline
Mexico City

Visit Mexico City

Mexico City stretches across a vast valley brimming with ancient ruins and colonial buildings. We recommend spending at least a day or two wandering the cobbled streets of Centro Historico, admiring its architecture and browsing its museums as well as the Zocalo, one of the largest city squares in the world. Extend your stay further to include a day trip to Teotihuacan, a pre-Colombian city home to the huge Pyramids of the Sun and Moon.

To help plan your trip to Mexico City, check out our guide below on the highlights of the city or talk to a Travel Expert today on 0800 707 6010.

Lively capital city

Mexico’s fascinating capital city stretches across a vast valley home to ancient ruins and colonial buildings. Wander around the cobbled streets of Centro Historico and admire the architecture and museums, or visit Zocalo, one of the world’s largest city squares and home to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Savour fresh artisan bread, local cheeses and international dishes at Mercado de San Juan and experience the Teotihuacan Pyramids including the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon.

Did you know?

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Mexico City has over 150 museums, including the excellent Palacio de Bellas Artes, making it one of the most museum-dense cities in the world. 

Central University City Campus of UNAM, Mexico City

Mexico City is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Historic Centre, Luis Barragan House, and the Central University City Campus of UNAM.

Zocalo, Mexico City

At 57,000 square metres, Mexico City’s Zocalo is one of the largest city squares in the world.


Mexico City earned its place in the Guinness Book of Records in 2014 when residents cooked up the world’s largest enchilada, at a whopping 85 metres long.

How to get around

Mexico City Metro

Take the Metro

There’s no getting away from it; Mexico City is huge. And to top it off, the sights dotted all over the city, so walking is not a viable option. Driving isn’t easy either, due to the chock-a-block traffic. Instead, the Metro is probably your best bet. The 12-line network is very extensive, one of the largest in the world, and good value too. There are buses, but unless you know where you’re going the system can be complicated to navigate. Alternatively try the hop-on-hop-off tourist buses that take you from sight to sight throughout the day.

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