Mexico City Polanco

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
  • 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!


 

 

 

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