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Inside Background
Mexico City is both the ancient capital of the Aztecs and the Capital of modern...
Last edited: March 21, 2009
Mexico City's culture is the result of the mixing of indigenous and Spanish...
Last edited: November 19, 2012
  Other Security Issues Mexico City is no more nor less dangerous than most...
Last edited: January 26, 2015
The spot where Mexico City, once known as Tenochtitlan, now sits had been...
Last edited: July 16, 2009
Mexico City is made up of many different neighbourhoods or colonias, each one...
Last edited: April 24, 2014
Many books have been written about Mexico City, so choosing just one can seem...
Last edited: July 31, 2011
The official tourism website for Mexico City has English, French and Portuguese...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Because of its location on a high plateau and its high elevation (over 7000...
Last edited: May 21, 2008
Mexico's major contribution to the art of the 20th century, murals were...
Last edited: May 12, 2009
Mexico City is a travelers gem. It is a big city, no doubt, but the people are...
Last edited: July 03, 2006
Follow in the footsteps of Mexico's most iconic couple: A good place to start...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Mexico is a beautiful country, and has almost everything to suit any...
Last edited: March 01, 2011
Mexico City, so close geographically yet so far away in the minds of many...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Inside Transportation
Arrival by Air Most foreign visitors arrive in Mexico City by air, it's a city...
Last edited: July 09, 2009
Getting around Mexico city is fairly simple even though it is a large place...
Last edited: December 06, 2011
How does one get from Mexico City (Toluca airport) 5to San Miguel de Allende?
Last edited: April 30, 2015
Taxis are the most efficient and comfortable mode of transportation in Mexico...
Last edited: November 19, 2013
Inside Things to Do
Mexico City offers many fun, interesting, and educational things for families...
Last edited: September 19, 2008
First time in Mexico city can be a frightening experience, the city is so big...
Last edited: February 04, 2015
Mexican Sugar Art Museum. First in the worl of this kind.  Pieces made by hand...
Last edited: January 18, 2013
Mexico City has a lot to offer visitors in the way of nightlife.  Its many...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Mexico City is huge, making the things to do there vast as well.  And travelers...
Last edited: June 20, 2006
Mexico City is alive with performing arts, not all of them limited to the...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Mexico's upscale Polanco neighborhood has high-end designer stores to rival...
Last edited: April 29, 2006
As in much of Latin America, football, or what Americans refer to as soccer, is...
Last edited: October 24, 2013
House built In 1948 by Mexico's greatest 20th century architect, Luis Barragan...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Zona Rosa is a great place to start discovering Mexico City. With 15 minutes...
Last edited: February 17, 2009
Some travelers want to stay in hostels (pronounced/spelled as "hostal" in much...
Last edited: July 12, 2006
The huge museum, located just one block from the Zocalo, contains artworks by...
Last edited: August 10, 2014
Spas 
Three good spas in Mexico City are: Qi Urban Spa Amsterdam # 317-3, Condesa...
Last edited: June 22, 2006
Mexico is rich in history, culture, and art. The Anthropology Museum has many...
Last edited: July 17, 2006
Founded as a Jesuit College, it became the Escuela Normal after the revolution...
Last edited: May 08, 2009
The company used to be based at the Bellas Artes theatre in Mexico City, but...
Last edited: November 22, 2009
Once a small town outside the capital, it is now well within the city limits...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
The Diego Rivera Studio Museum should be known to many because of the Selma...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
The Ministry of Education is a large office complex only a short distance from...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Also known as La Casa Azul the Frida Kahlo Museum is actually the house where...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
This is where it all began. Once the heart of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
An old mansion whose exterior is covered in blue and white tiles. Interesting...
Last edited: July 26, 2009
Condesa usually refers to an area comprised of three Mexico City neighborhoods...
Last edited: January 23, 2007
La Lagunilla market is a fantastic place for those looking for furniture...
Last edited: February 10, 2011
One of the oldest and largest cathedrals in Latin America.
Last edited: May 10, 2009
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City is without a doubt one of the the...
Last edited: November 27, 2009
This museum is one of the best kept secret treasures of Mexico City.  The place...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
The house was built just before the Mexican Revolution, and had a turret added...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
One of the newer museums opened to revive the historic centre and housed in a...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
This is an excellent indoor and outdoor museum that displays multiple layers of...
Last edited: March 23, 2008
Upon the death of his wife, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera instructed  Dolores...
Last edited: July 24, 2009
Housed in a splendid modernist building in Chapultepec Park, the museum plays...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
recently reopened(Jan 2011) Museo Universitario del Chopo website  
Last edited: January 11, 2011
The Museum of the city of Mexico is currently being renovated & many...
Last edited: December 09, 2012
The huge  National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec (Grasshopper) Park in...
Last edited: December 18, 2012
Official residence of the president of Mexico overlooking the Zócalo. Famous...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
Neo-classical outside, art deco inside, this famous white marble building close...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
This is perhaps the most moving spot in Mexico City. In pre-Columbian times it...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
This is the main square in the San Angel district, best known for its popular...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
The Universum is filled with hands-on science exhibits that are entertaining...
Last edited: July 26, 2009
Until just over a century ago Mexico City was surrounded by lakes that were all...
Last edited: May 07, 2009
No longer considered the hip place for young folks, it is actually a popular...
Last edited: March 23, 2008
Inside Dining Scene
Some of the best established restaurants in  Mexico City: Altamira...
Last edited: October 17, 2007
  Los Bisquets Obregon the best "cafe con leche" with a choice of pastry to...
Last edited: October 10, 2007
Good, cheap, safe restaurant. El Gnomo is a tiny, family-run restaurant off...
Last edited: October 08, 2007
Restaurante Bellini This restaurant is on top of the World Trade Center...
Last edited: July 25, 2007
La Morena Very good seafood place in Condesa Neighborhood.  Its open  Monday to...
Last edited: October 17, 2007
There is a super fun but not cheap restaurant.  It's called Villa Maria.  Try...
Last edited: December 30, 2010
Cafe de Tacuba Nicely decorated place, good food from several regions of...
Last edited: October 13, 2007
Small and cozy. Makes a great brick oven thin crust pizza.
Last edited: August 01, 2008
This is a chain of seafood restaurants, with branches throughout Mexico City...
Last edited: May 05, 2009
Inside Mexico: For Foreign Visitors
The national currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso;  and Banco de Mexico is...
Last edited: February 23, 2015
Remember to keep the color departure/arrival form, if you lose it, you will...
Last edited: August 20, 2014
Puerto Vallarta  When a car accident occurs in Puerta Vallarta all cars...
Last edited: January 11, 2015
Phrases and words that may be helpful to you while in Mexico include: The...
Last edited: March 26, 2015
52 (Five Two) is the International Country Code for calling Mexico. 00 (zero...
Last edited: December 22, 2014
GUIDE TO TIPPING IN MEXICO Tipping guidelines for Mexico are nearly the same...
Last edited: November 17, 2014
Benito Juarez airport (MEX) serving Mexico City is modern and efficient. There...
Last edited: January 27, 2015
You can use a checking bankcard, credit card or debit card, and will find ATM's...
Last edited: February 28, 2014
For those of you who haven't used it, Mexico has an excellent intercity bus...
Last edited: February 17, 2015
Mexico’s national currency is the Peso.  Though some merchants both along the...
Last edited: March 11, 2010
Although Mexico is a big country, it can be easily travelled by car - if you...
Last edited: March 19, 2014
UNITED STATES United States Embassy in Mexico : Paseo de la Reforma 305, Col...
Last edited: September 29, 2014
There are "locales"  (or locations) for calling long distance that use VOIP...
Last edited: January 26, 2010
If you are stopped by the police, do your best not to hand over your original...
Last edited: January 20, 2014
Concerns for safety and security in Mexico have risen steadily over the past...
Last edited: October 16, 2011
There appears  to be some question regarding car rental and driving in Mexico...
Last edited: March 06, 2012
The following is from Profeco, the Mexican Governments Consumer Agency for...
Last edited: December 19, 2012