Palacio de Bellas Artes
This magnificent opera house, completed in 1934, hosts a wide range of permanent and temporary fine art exhibitions.
Mexico City is full of bustling markets, but the Mercado de San Juan and Mercado Roma offer two of the best (and pleasantly contrasting) experiences.
Only 25 miles outside of Mexico City sits a Mesoamerican settlement that at one time was the largest metropolis in the pre-Columbian Americas.
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.
This huge development in Nuevo Polanco includes excellent cafes, shops, and restaurants, and two of the most spectacular museums in the city.
One of the most important contemporary-art spaces in the country, this acclaimed gallery represents the work of Mexico’s rising art-world stars.
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.
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.