The Top 5 Things To Do in Mexico City, Mexico
Updated: Sep 15, 2020
1. Explore Roma Norte Roma Norte is the hipster center of Mexico City. The neighborhood is filled with young professionals, eclectic eateries, sidewalk bars, museums, and street art. Roma Norte is the perfect place to check out some art, experience eccentric nightlife, go thrift shopping, and participate in Mexico City’s quirky subculture. When I visited Mexico City last year, I stayed in Rome Norte in a building which flanks the Plaza Rio de Janerio called La Casa de las Brujas (The Witch’s House). This building is famous because a witch named La Pachita once lived there and she was known to cast spells, perform surgeries, and host coven meetings on the first floor. The architecture of the building itself resembles a witch and it is located right in the hub of the neighbourhood. 2. Frida Kahlo Museum The Frida Kahlo Museum is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico city. The historic house was made into a museum in 1958, four years after Frida’s death and it is dedicated to the life and work of the artist. The blue house contains some of Frida’s most important work and the museum preserves the personal objects that reveal Frida’s private universe.
3. Teotihuacan Teotihuancan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a vast archaeological complex of what was once a flourishing city in the northeast of Mexico City. The Avenue of the Dead links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon, and the Pyramid of the Sun. The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest building in Teotihuacan and one of the largest in Mesoamerica. You can climb to the top of any of the pyramids and they offer an amazing panoramic view of the city and its surrounding environment.
4. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia is a federal government bureau museum established to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of Mexico. The museum is filled with interesting artifacts and art making it easy to spend a whole day exploring all of it’s amazing pieces.
5. Palacio de Bellas Artes The Palacio de Bellas Artes is an art museum and performing arts hall known for hosting notable events in music, dance, theatre, opera, and literature. The magnificence building hosts a large amount of Diego Rivera’s murals and a variety of ever changing exhibits. Entry is free on Sundays and the plaza area outside is a great place to sit and take part in the culture of Mexico City.