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Visiting Mexico City

Once avoided by travelers, Mexico City is on the rise as a tourism destination. Here, in a city founded in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, past and present live side by side. Excavated pyramids are a short ride from a sprawling metropolis that heaves with bazaars, skyscrapers, theaters, and big-city culture. The city has more museums than any other in the world, enough shopping opportunities for the most advanced clotheshorse, and a diversity and depth of nightlife that cannot be beat.

Food in Mexico City is best when you eat where Capitalinos eat; for a thorough rundown of cuisines, foodie neighborhoods, and the difference between a tostada and a tortilla, check out the journal The Food of Mexico. As for Mexico City accommodation, IgoUgo travelers like Suites Del Angel... Read More
Once avoided by travelers, Mexico City is on the rise as a tourism destination. Here, in a city founded in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, past and present live side by side. Excavated pyramids are a short ride from a sprawling metropolis that heaves with bazaars, skyscrapers, theaters, and big-city culture. The city has more museums than any other in the world, enough shopping opportunities for the most advanced clotheshorse, and a diversity and depth of nightlife that cannot be beat.

Food in Mexico City is best when you eat where Capitalinos eat; for a thorough rundown of cuisines, foodie neighborhoods, and the difference between a tostada and a tortilla, check out the journal The Food of Mexico. As for Mexico City accommodation, IgoUgo travelers like Suites Del Angel and Sevilla Palace.

And if you check out IgoUgo members’ photos of Mexico City for trip ideas before you find a flight, you’ll be experiencing one of the largest cities in the world like a true Capitalino in no time.    Close

Stories and Tips Mexico City

Going to Mexico City

Written by missj1981 on 01 Oct, 2011

Mexico City is a metropolis that is really worth a trip. My visit to this town is now a few years ago but the memory of it is still very much alive. Just last week I met with my friends in Mexico. Very interesting that…Read More


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Quesadillas, A Variety to Tacos...

Written by JesusW on 04 Jul, 2006

... with the same ingredients but with a twist.Tacos are made with tortillas rolled or folded around something, with quesadillas you put the raw dough of the tortilla and then put something inside, then fold, and then fry it. A variation would have the lady…Read More


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Enchiladas de Mole

Written by JesusW on 30 Jun, 2006

Mole is widely known for being the spicy sauce with chocolate. That is true but partially as there are many kinds of mole. Mole is the generic name for the thick salsa made with a lot of ingredients, it would be the equivalent of curry…Read More


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Tacos al Pastor

Written by JesusW on 21 Jun, 2006

This is the most typical and a little exotic staple you will find in most of the places you visit in Mexico. The origin is not Aztec, though.In any little town you will find a taqueria offering Tacos al Pastor, you will notice immediately as…Read More


Taxis

Written by ExPatMex on 08 Jun, 2002

Ok so there are like a million taxis in this city...no really. I'd say that 98 per cent of them are totally safe. That leaves about 20,000 not so safe cabs around. Really it all depends on the money you are willing…Read More


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Mexico City Day Four -- plus a day trip to the Pyramids

Written by ext212 on 17 Oct, 2003

After breakfast atop the hostel's rooftop terrace, we took the Metro to Terminal del Norte to catch an early bus to Teotihuacan more commonly known as Las Piramides. About an hour later, we were outside Mexico City. The driver packed his vehicle in with passengers,…Read More


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Mexico City Day Two -- Christmas Eve

Written by ext212 on 17 Oct, 2003

Our first morning in Mexico City was pretty busy. Our itinerary still had gaps that had to be filled. We booked a Oaxaca van through Mexbus online while still in New York City, but they cancelled the last minute. So at 8am we took our…Read More


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Mexico City Day One

Written by ext212 on 17 Oct, 2003

Flying into Mexico's Juarez airport is strikingly familiar, like flying into the Philippines' Ninoy Aquino international airport. The crowds are overwhelming. Family members seem to arrive by the busload to greet their respective arrivals from the United States. The security guards futilely try to impose…Read More


What to do?

Written by Becs on 11 Nov, 2000

RUINS - driving off Mexico City by Insurgentes Norte, you may visit Teotihuacan. Its majestic pyramids of the Sun and the Moon are as impressive as the Calzada de los Muertos (avenue of the dead). Recent excavations discovered mural paintings and some hidden chambers. The…Read More


Get away from Mexico City to Querretaro

Written by estel on 02 Aug, 2004

Well, Mexico City is wonderful, but a big city can be a bit too much, and a break outside, a wonderful experience… Just go to Querretaro no matter what; you won’t regret it. Querretaro is a colonial city about 2 hours northwest of Mexico City.…Read More


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