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3 days in Mexico City

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3 days in Mexico City
This well-scheduled itinerary allows you to energetically pack in Mexico City's major cultural sights with top shopping and cuisine.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City is without a doubt one of the the grandest sights in all of the world. It is amazing.  You do not have to... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museo del Templo Mayor
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Museo del Templo Mayor

This is an excellent indoor and outdoor museum that displays multiple layers of a modern day, partial excavation of "The Great Temple" of preHispanic... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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El Mayor
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El Mayor

Tasteful rooftop café with amazing views. Have coffee or breakfast at this restaurant behind the Templo Mayor.

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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)
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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs, and includes a famous panoramic mural of Mexican history by Diego Rivera.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Palacio de Bellas Artes
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Palacio de Bellas Artes

This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.

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Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
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Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

The company used to be based at the Bellas Artes theatre in Mexico City, but now performs at various venues around town. Go here for details and... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

The huge  National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec (Grasshopper) Park in Mexico City is one of the most extensive of its kind in the world... more »

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Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno)
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Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno)

This museum features a large collection of works by the greats of 20th-century Mexican art.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Museo Tamayo
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Museo Tamayo

Founded in 1981, the Museo Tamayo produces original exhibitions of the most representative aspects of the international contemporary art scene. In addition, it exhibits its modern and contemporary art collections as well as the oeuvre of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo. The Museo has the main aim of enhancing the aesthetic experience and critical sense of the various audiences... More

Founded in 1981, the Museo Tamayo produces original exhibitions of the most representative aspects of the international contemporary art scene. In addition, it exhibits its modern and contemporary art collections as well as the oeuvre of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo. The Museo has the main aim of enhancing the aesthetic experience and critical sense of the various audiences through research and interpretation of its program. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 3
Diego Rivera Studio Museum
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Diego Rivera Studio Museum

The Diego Rivera Studio Museum should be known to many because of the Selma Hayek movie "Frida".  It is the two houses occupied by Diego and Frida... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Bazar del Sabado
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Bazar del Sabado

This indoor and outdoor handicraft market in the historic San Angel neighborhood is artsy and colorful. Recharge at the charming restaurant in the courtyard of the indoor market.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Frida Kahlo Museum
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Frida Kahlo Museum

Also known as La Casa Azul the Frida Kahlo Museum is actually the house where she was born and also died.This museum is in Coyoacan, a suburb... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pata Negra
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Pata Negra

Pata Negra bar personifies the trendy Condesa neighborhood experience of fashionable restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries.

Cost: $10 - $15
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