Mexico City, 1,000 years of culture, with one civilization built upon another
Mexico City is a sophisticated and vibrant capital that offers a little bit of everything, food, culture and shopping.
It is a mega city, widely spread. It is colorful, beautiful, artistic, charming, and with a history filled with heated revolutions and tragic idealism.
History has boomed and left contrasting traces, from the historical center with The Zocalo (the city’s main square) to the Templo Mayor, dedicated to Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc, the Aztec gods of war and agriculture, to the imposing Cathedral Metropolitana de la Asuncion de Maria and the Diego Rivera’s murals in the National Palace, this is so diverse.
Renowned museums such as the Museum of Anthropology, Museo Frida Kahlo, the Popular Art Museum, and Museo Dolores Olmedo or in Polanco, the Soumaya museum that presents under its aluminum sheath the art collection of Carlos Slim, « the richest man in the world ».
Amazing shopping with boutiques and art galleries. Enjoy the pleasure of chic shopping on Avenida Presidente Masaryk
Authentic neighborhoods such as Polanco, Roma, San Angel, and Coyoacan, see colorful murals, beautiful colonial and contemporary architecture.
Coyoacan also mirrors Mexico’s revolutionary character, which is essential in understanding the country’s idiosyncrasies,
Xochimilco: floating gardens
Teotihuacan: impressive pyramids just 45 minutes away from Mexico City
Food: colorful markets and amazing food and drinks, tortillas and mole, have become famous the world over.
Discover a rich and vibrant culture: Aztec temple, Spanish conquistadors, medieval Mexican architects and memorable 20th century painters have left their mark in the city.
For foodies, immerse yourself in the “real” Mexico by discovering the city’s most beloved markets and their captivating cultural traditions. Taste pre-Hispanic dishes. Explore the many flavours, colours and smells of the emblematic Merced Market, the largest and most visited vegetable and fruit market in the city. Learn about the magical and spell-binding areas of the Sonora Market (or the Mercado de la Bruja), offering various herbs, plants and amulets which have been used as remedies for health, love and luck since as far back as the Aztec times.
And of course tacos, made of corn tortillas. They are like blank canvas and the chefs can be creative. If you are adventurous enough, you will try the calf tongue and brains ones.
To rinse it down, have an aguas frescas, which have become a classic in Mexican culture.
Immerse yourself in Frida Kahlo’s atmosphere
Visit the « The Blue House » It’s been preserved to look very much the way it did when she lived there.
Take a flight over the Teotihuacan pyramids
Take in the grandeur of the Teotihuacan pyramids from the sky in your own balloon
Float through Xochimilco on a painted boat
50 miles of canals lace this area of the city, bordered by historic houses and lush green spaces. Enjoy a picnic and Mariachis playing a few songs of your choice for a few pesos.
Eat your proteins
Among the most treasured delicacies are escamoles (ant larvae), cumiles (stink bugs) and ahuatle (water bug eggs), dubbed Mexican caviar.
Hotel Zocalo Central****
Situated right next to the National Cathedral, where Moctezuma’s Palace once stood, this hotel in downtown Mexico City offers convenient amenities such as free on-site parking and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the famous Zocalo plaza.
Housed in an 1890’s-era building, Hotel Zocalo Central offers refurnished rooms and suites, including some with views of the Zocalo. They boast modern décor, a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a spacious private bathroom with free toiletries.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy a meal at the restaurant’s roof-top terrace, or explore any of the nearby sights, with population attractions like the Fine Arts Palace or Alameda Park within a short 10-minute walk. The property also has a steam room.
Hotel Zocalo Central features a front desk that can arrange a tour of the city or purchase tickets to shows or concerts. The Polanco business neighbourhood can be reached in a 15-minute drive, while Mexico City International Airport is a short 20-minute drive away
Hotel Stara Hamburgo****
Part colonial Spanish townhouse and part modern retreat, Stara Hamburgo promises a luxury stay immersed in Mexico City culture. Step inside this boutique hotel and you’ll find a stylish setting that celebrates the best of contemporary design.
Neutral colours and minimalistic furnishings give each suite a calming feel. And every one comes with a private terrace for taking in garden or city views. Downstairs, a chic bistro and urban restaurant serve up organic cuisine. Up on the roof, the Garden Restaurant is the place to enjoy everything from Sunday brunch to late-night cocktails with views of gleaming skyscrapers. There’s also a fitness centre, for those who want to work out, and a library made for sitting back with a good book. With an exclusive spa to round things off, it ticks off every luxury city break must-have.
Hotel La Valise****
Located in Mexico City’s trendy Roma Norte district, La Valise offers stylish suites with free WiFi and free international calls. The upmarket bars and restaurants around Plaza Cibeles are just 5-minute walk away.
Each suite is individually decorated and has air conditioning, a coffee machine and a flat-screen TV. All suites have a modern bathroom with a bath or shower, and some feature a seating area or a terrace.
You can request room service between 07:00 and 22:00 from Rosetta, one of the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. There is also a concierge who is always on hand to make your stay more comfortable.
The lively Zona Rosa neighbourhood, Reforma Avenue and the Angel of Independence are all within a 15-minute walk of La Valise. Insurgentes Metro Station is just 600 m from the property.
Offering a year-round outdoor pool and free WiFi throughout, Hotel Carlota is located less than 100 m from famous Paseo de la Reform Avenue and 5 minutes’ walk from Reforma 222 shopping centre.
The rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV and private bathroom with shower. Some of the rooms come with a terrace or balcony and pool views.
There is a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property. Free parking on site is also available.
United States Embassy is 400 m from Hotel Carlota, while Zona Rosa is 1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Benito Juárez Airport, 9.5 km from the property.
Hotel Four Seasons Mexico City*****
Near Chapultepec Park and situated on Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City, this AAA Five Diamond Award winner hotel offers a full-service spa, an on-site restaurant and contemporary guest rooms with flat-screen TVs.
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F. features a well-equipped fitness centre and outdoor pool. After a busy day, guests can relax in the sauna or the hot tub. Additional services, such as a helpful concierge and 24-hour business services, ensure an enjoyable stay. An English-style barbershop, Gentleman’s Tonic, is also available.
The guest rooms at the Mexico D.F. Four Seasons boast private bars, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas. In the afternoon, guests can relax in the soaking tub or use the in-room wireless internet access for an additional fee.
Becco servces Italian cuisine, while Pan Dulce pastry shop combines traditional Mexican bread with French pastries. Guest can order drinks at El Bar or enjoy a Champagne tasting every Wednesday.
Hotel The St Regis Mexico City*****
Featuring an ideal location on the famous Paseo de la Reforma Boulevard, only moments from area attractions, this luxurious and sophisticated hotel offers first-class accommodations along with on-site spa services.
The St. Regis Mexico City boasts 3 on-site gourmet restaurants along with 2 spacious ballrooms. Guests at the hotel can also enjoy an indoor swimming pool as well as state-of-the-art in-room amenities, including wireless internet access.
Guests staying at the Mexico City St. Regis can easily discover the Independence Angel statue and the Castle of Chapultepec are only moments from the hotel. Several international embassies as well as Bosque de Chapultepec, a scenic hillside park, are also nearby.
Located 2 blocks from the Zócalo Square, this elegant design hotel is set in a restored 17th-century palace. It offers an outdoor pool and roof terrace with wonderful views over Mexico City.
Downtown has an ideal setting in the historic city centre, a 5-minute walk from the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Mexican Government Palace. Zócalo Metro Station is 400 m away.
Rooms at Downtown have high ceilings and traditional tiled floors. Each stylish room includes free WiFi and a flat-screen TV, as well as a minibar and a safe.
Downtown offers an à la carte restaurant and a bar with a terrace, overlooking the city. You can also relax in the hotel’s courtyard garden.
Staff at the 24-hour reception are happy to arrange excursions, airport transfers and car hire. Free bicycle rental is offered. Valet parking service available with an extra charge.
This boutique hotel is located in the Colonia Polanco district of Mexico City. The hotel offers a full-service spa and a pool in the terrace. The guest rooms offer free Wi-Fi.
At the Hotel Habita, guest rooms feature a 32-inch flat-screen LCD TV. The rooms also include a minibar and an in-room safe. Select rooms provide a private balcony.
The Habita Hotel offers on-site dining at the Lobby restaurant. A fitness center, with a sauna and hot tub, are also located at the hotel. Valet Parking services is also available.
The Hotel Habita is minutes from the Museo Rufino Tamayo and the National Museum of Anthropology. The Avenida Presidente Masaryk, for shopping, dining and entertainment, is located near the hotel as well.
Chaya Bed & Breakfast Boutique
With garden views, Chaya B&B Boutique is set in Mexico City and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden and terrace. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and shower. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge.
Continental and buffet breakfast options are available every morning at the bed and breakfast.
Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area.
Popular points of interest near Chaya B&B Boutique include Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia, Museo de Arte Popular and The Museum of Fine Arts. The nearest airport is Benito Juarez International Airport, 9 km from the accommodation.
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