If you are going to travel in Mexico, the capital Mexico City is a logical starting point for your tour. With KLM or Aeromexico you fly directly to this hectic metropolis and you can immediately immerse yourself in the Mexican culture. It is a modern metropolis, with a wide range of nice boutique hotels, good restaurants and the necessary art and culture. So worth sticking around for a few days and ticking off the main highlights and sights in Mexico City.


Mexico City is one of the largest cities on Earth and bursting with sights. You can easily spend a week here visiting museums or checking out hip hotspots. But what are the must visits ? What must you see in Mexico City? In this blog we help you on your way with an overview of the most important sights in Mexico City.


The beating heart of Mexico City is formed by the Zócalo. This is one of the largest plazas in the world and is an excellent starting point for a tour of the various sights in Mexico City. A flag ceremony is held here every morning at 08:00 and every evening at 18:00. Nice to witness. There are several sights to see around the Zócalo, including the impressive Catedral Metropolitana, Templo Mayor and the Palacio Nacional.

Mexico City


There are a number of free attractions that you can visit in Mexico City and one of them is the Palacio Nacional. This is the working palace of the Mexican president and you can take a look there completely free of charge. That is worth it, because you can admire an impressive mural by Diego Rivera here, among other things. You must show your passport (not a copy!) to enter.

Palacio Nacional, Mexico City


A temple ruin in the middle of the city? Immediately behind the Zócalo you will find Templo Mayor, or the Pyramid of Huitzilopochtli. This place was once the capital of the Aztecs and these are the remains of the main pyramid.


The literal pinnacle of Mexico City is the Torre Latinoamericana. This was once the tallest skyscraper in Latin America, and it still houses the tallest observation platform in the entire city. Take the elevator to the 44th floor and enjoy unobstructed views of Mexico City and its landmarks. Tickets cost € 7 and can be purchased via Tiqets.nl .

Torre Latinoamericano


If you are looking for a place to eat good food, then you have to go to Café de Tacuba. This famous restaurant is one of the most iconic eateries in the city and definitely deserves a visit. From the inside it looks beautiful and feels like you have traveled a hundred years back in time. Here you will follow in the footsteps of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, among others, because many celebrities have dined here over the past hundred years. The menu features typical Mexican dishes and is available from breakfast.


Maybe not the best tip if you have Mexico City planned right at the start of your tour, but it is if you still have a few days in the big city at the end of your trip. The Mercado de Artesanías La Ciudadela is a huge covered market where you are guaranteed to pick up a fun and colorful souvenir. Beautiful embroidered fabrics, cheerful Mexican pottery or a painted calavera (skull): you have a huge choice here. So if you forgot somewhere along the way to score a nice memento, you can still do it here. Don’t forget to haggle !

Market in Mexico City


When you say Mexico City, you say Frida Kahlo. This eccentric painter is one of the most famous artists in the world. If you’re a little interested in her work, there are a number of interesting places to visit in Mexico City. First of all, of course, her birthplace. The Museo Frida Kahlo is located in a beautiful blue building in the Coyoacan district and you will learn more about her life and marriage to Diego Rivera.

Real enthusiasts also put the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño on their list. Dolores Olmedo was one of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s best friends, and her museum houses many of the two’s works. Good to know: at the time of writing, the museum is temporarily closed. The museum is located a bit outside the center, so check well in advance that you won’t be standing in front of a closed door. Would be a waste of your time.

Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City
Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City


Start your journey through Mexico in style and immediately cross one of the most famous temples in the entire country. At about an hour’s drive you can visit the temple complex of Teotihuacan. Located practically next to Mexico City, this impressive complex is one of the major landmarks in the entire country. It is the largest temple city in Mexico and the pyramids of the sun and moon are among the highest in the world. So very impressive. From Mexico City, there is a bus every hour from Terminal Norte bus station.

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