Mexico City is full of bustling markets. The Mercado de San Juan (Cll. de Ernesto Pugibet 21), located in the historic center, is renowned for its incredible food. Sample organic beans from Chiapas and Veracruz at coffee stall Cafe Triana, taste aged cheeses and cured meats at La Jersey, and shop for exotic meats at El Gran Cazador. If San Juan fits the mold of a traditional market, Mercado Roma (Cll. Querétaro 225; is more like the Eataly of CDMX, a retro-cool space with mosaic tiled floors and an atrium roof hung with plants, designed by architect Michel Rojkind. Booths sell organic and artisanal goods from all over Mexico and Biergarten Terrace offers plenty of excellent craft beers.

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More Things To Do in Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes

This magnificent opera house, completed in 1934, hosts a wide range of permanent and temporary fine art exhibitions.
Centro Histórico
Cultural Center


Only 25 miles outside of Mexico City sits a Mesoamerican settlement that at one time was the largest metropolis in the pre-Columbian Americas.
Municipio de Teotihuacan
Archeological Site


This World Heritage Site, what’s left of an extensive canal and lake system built during pre-Hispanic times, is worthwhile detour on a beautiful day.

Plaza Carso

This huge development in Nuevo Polanco includes excellent cafes, shops, and restaurants, and two of the most spectacular museums in the city.
Nuevo Polanco
Mixed-Use Development

Museo del Templo Mayor

The ruins of the Great Temple, once the center of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, offer a thought-provoking lesson on the rise and fall of empires.
Centro Histórico
Historical Site


One of the most important contemporary-art spaces in the country, this acclaimed gallery represents the work of Mexico’s rising art-world stars.
San Miguel Chapultepec
Art Gallery

Local Design Museums

Brush up on Mexico's homegrown design heroes at several institutions around town.

Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL)

The imposing Neoclassical façade of the Museo Nacional de Arte is impressive enough, but what is kept inside is truly jaw-dropping.
Centro Histórico
Fine Art

Chapultepec Park

The 1600-acre Bosque Chapultepec is the metropolis's answer to Central Park, a vast green space at the heart of the city with leafy rambles and noteworthy stops.
Bosque de Chapultepec
Park + Museums