11 amazing things to do in Mexico City, from Roma to Coyoacán

Mexico City
Begin your visit with a climb to the top of Torre Latinoamericana, from which you can peer down at key sights such as the Zócalo, the golden dome of the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Templo Mayor Credit: stockcam/stockcam

More insider guides for planning a trip to Mexico City

Mexico City is big – so get a city map and plan your experiences a little. It's best to see museums and sights in clusters, so you don’t have to keep hopping into a cab or on to the metro.

To really get into it, and to do some city walking, aim to see a selection of the leafier neighbourhoods (known as 'colonias'). Roma, Coyoacán, La Condesa and Polanco are generally safe and full of museums, galleries, places to eat and drink, and indy shops. The historic centre is a fascinating whirl of street life, culture and commerce, but best enjoyed by day.

Centro Histórico

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