As one of the largest cities in the world, there is an abundance of museums, archaeological sites, historical buildings and bustling markets. The choices can be overwhelming! Here we point out some places that you can’t miss, our top 5 must sees in Mexico City.
Plaza de la Constitución
This is Mexico City’s main square and its located in the heart of the historic center. Its oficial name is Plaza de la Constitución, but it is usually known as El Zócalo. At 830 x 500 feet, it’s one of the largest public squares in the world. The great expanse of paved space is decorated with a single huge Mexican flag in the center. This is the heart of the city, where everything happens: events, festivals, protests, and it is also a good place to start your explorations.
To get there from La Palomilla you can take the Metro in Sevilla station to Zócalo station.
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Mexico’s City grandiose Fine Arts Theater, Palacio de Bellas Artes, was planned to commemorate the centenary of Mexican Independence in 1910 but was not completed until 1934. It contains murals by the most famous muralists in the country: Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo. This palace is the heart of Mexican art, at least in Mexico City.
To get there from La Palomilla you can take Metro Sevilla to Metro Bellas Artes.
Museo Nacional de Antropología
Located in the Chapultepec park area, the National Anthropology Museum contains the most impressive collection of Mesoamerican artifacts in the world. There is a hall dedicated to each of the cultural regions of Mesoamerica and the upstairs rooms have ethnological exhibits. You could spend a full day walking around this museum, but if you have only a few hours don’t miss the Aztec exhibition with the famous Aztec Calendar.
To get there from La Palomilla you can take a short Uber ride or a 20 minutes nice walk through Chapultepec park.
Museo Frida Kahlo
The Museo Frida Kahlo better known as Casa Azul or Blue House is located in Coyoacán and it was the family home of the famous artist and wife of painter Diego Rivera. They lived here during the last 14 years of her life. Their entire home is decorated with Mexican arts and crafts and allows visitors a glimpse into the private life of these eccentric artists. Also you can see Frida Kahlo´s paints and dresses.
To get there you can take an Uber from La Palomilla.
Basílica de Guadalupe
The Basílica de Guadalupe is located at the hill where the legend says the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, and is one of the most visited religious sites in the world. Guadalupe is the patroness of Mexico and a very important national symbol. In the basílica you can see the original mantle of Juan Diego with her miraculous image on it. Even if you are not that religious, this is a must see to get to know Mexican culture up close.
To get there from La Palomilla you can take an Uber.
If you are in Mexico City these are places you can’t miss. When you finish exploring the city we’ll be waiting for you here at La Palomilla with a cup of good coffee, happy to listen to all your stories.