Taco’s, tequila and siësta. When travelling to a sunny Mexican beach destination like Acapulco, Cancun or Cabo San Lucas, why not take a day or two to visit Mexico City. If you’re an art lover than this city won’t disappoint you. There are numerous museums and art galleries to see. Great food at every corner. And a paradise if you like colorful artisan markets. Let’s have a look at Cuidad de México.

Where to stay? At this stylish Art Deco hotel located in the trendy neighbourhood Condesa. Condesa DF, Veracruz 102

Coffee break at the cutest little cafe I’ve ever seen! Chiquitito Cafe, Alvonso Reyes 232 e, Condesa

Shopping: get your souvenirs, blankets, silver, pouches and bracelets at Mercado Artesanal Cuidadela , Calle Baldera 6.

Street food: if it’s crowded, it’s good..

To do:

Rent a Segway! A great way to get around the city.

Art: visit La Casa Azul, an historic house and museum dedicated to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Londres 247, Del Carmen.

Museum of Modern Art, Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi, Hidalgo.

National Museum of Art, Tubuca 8, Centro Historico.

Trips: take a day trip to the Pyramid of the Sun. A large complex in the Mexican ruin city, Teotihuacán.

Cool neighbourhoods: Condesa y Roma and Polanco.

Markets: Cuidadela and Lagunilla at Allende y Juan Alvarez.

Lunch and people watching: Cafe O, Monte Libano 245.


Text: Mishanou Montero

Images: Mishanou Montero and Maurits Irizarri van Suchtelen @Irizarri Photography

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