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Mexico City City Guide

I recently visited Mexico City, a city that I got to love so much that I had to share my favorite places with you guys. Being just a short 2,5 hour flight from Dallas, Mexico City is the perfection place to spend a short or long weekend. Even though Dallas is a cool city to live in, we all need a weekend getaway every once in a while, don’t we? Well, Mexico City is perfect for it!

La Ciudad de México is beautiful and interesting to visit because it is filled with historical buildings, gorgeous monuments, internationally recognized museums and green parks. The people in Mexico City are also extremely nice and polite, and they all made me feel very welcome. Everywhere we went, from the Roma and Condesa neighborhoods to Centro Histórico (Downtown), I felt extremely safe. Of course, I was being more careful with my belongings in Downtown because it was extremely crowded, but this is an attitude to adopt in any big city, right?

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Below you will find some of the places I had the chance to visit, and that I highly recommend.

What to see/do

The Pyramids of Teotihuacan - the archaeological site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and is definitely a must see. Because the site is highly touristy, try to get there in the morning, as early as possible. Wear confortable shoes and clothes as you will want to climb the pyramids. It’s quite a cardio, but the views at the top worth every drop of sweat.

Castillo de Chapultepec – the castle is beautiful from the outside and inside, and offers stunning views of the city.

Bazaar Sábado – It’s the perfect place to shop for local art, pottery, spices and other high quality souvenirs. This market is very lively and reminds me of Montmartre in Paris.

Soumaya Museum – this architectural edifice, as impressive in size as in style, contains a highly regarded collection of pieces of art.

If you don’t mind crowds of people, walk around Centro Histórico and check out:

Zócalo aka Plaza de la Constitución

Casa de los Azulejos

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Torre LatinoAmericana

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Where to eat

La Unica in Polanco

Zanaya Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel

Contramar in Roma Norte

Where to have a cocktail

Condesa DF

Four Seasons Hotel

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Where to stay

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency, an upscale hotel in the very chic neighborhood of Polanco. Located steps from Mexico City’s premier cultural attractions including the Castillo de Chapultepec and exciting shopping and dining opportunities, the hotel is a first choice for any traveler. The hotel offers all the amenities you may need during your stay, from an indoor pool with outdoor sundeck to restaurants and bars. Rooms are very comfortable and overlook the city or the beautiful Chapultepec park. They start at $136 a night.

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How to get around

Use Uber to get around Mexico City. It is very easy and safe. You just need to use Wi-Fi or roam while making the reservation.

Get a private driver to go on excursions outside the city including the Pyramids of Teotihuacan.

Unfortunately, there are many sites including the Casa de Frida Khalo and the Biblioteca Vasconcelos that I didn’t get to visit. Even though you can see quite a lot of the city in a long weekend, you can’t see it all. Mexico City, I’ll be back!

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