Around this time last year, I got to explore the very beautiful and museum/park-filled Mexico City. I soooo recommend!! I had been to Mexico plenty of times but only to beach areas. Who knewww Mexico City was so huge and had so many fun neighborhoods to explore?? I found it absolutely gorgeous, and parts of it felt like Europe.
Here’s my breakdown of places to see:
- Polanco neighborhood (my favorite one)- very upscale; lots of high end shopping and beautiful streets with great outdoor dining; nice parks.
- Historic City Center: a maze of shopping and a gorgeous large square that reminds me of Madrid, Spain.
- Walk around the zocalo aka main square and step into the Metropolitan Cathedral
- Climb up the many stairs to the top of one of the restaurants or bars with views of the square across the street. Ugh I forget the name of the one I went to, but you enter through a jewelry store and hike up..see photos below of gorg views.
- Vegetarians– dine at Los Vegetarianos. It’s nothing fancy, but the food is great and if you snag a table by the window, it’s great people-watching on the busy street below.
- Walk through Alameda Central park
- Visit the Palace of Fine Arts
- Condesa neighborhood (my other fave hood): “hipster hood” with European vibes
- Stop in the very cute Ojo De Agua for a delicious milkshake.
- Chapultepec Castle: So gorg!! The grounds are stunning, the views are spectacular, and the castle is a castle…so yeah, it’s pretty great ha.
- Coyoacan neighborhood: a quieter area with a more local feel and nice markets
- Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum
- Santa Fe neighborhood: commercial buildings and apartments; gorgeous malls with pretty outdoor spaces.
- Visit the largest mall in Latin America.
- Walk through Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s studios.
I know I’m forgetting things because I waited a year to do the post, but def pay a visit and at least check off the items above!