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Mexico City Things to Do – Attractions & Must See

Mexico City Things to Do

As the capital of Mexico and one of the world’s largest cities, Mexico City offers a wealth of delights for visitors. Here’s a list of attractions, must sees, and things to do in Mexico City:

Xochimilco

Float your cares away on the ancient canals at the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco. This World Heritage Site delights with party-goers, musicians, souvenir sellers, and food vendors, all taking boats of their own. The waterways date from Aztec times when they used to feed traffic into Tenochtitlan, which is what ancient Mexico City was called.

Museo de Antropologia

When you want a good overview of Mexico’s many ancient cultures, come to the Museum of Anthropology. You’ll spend hours enjoying artifacts from historic civilizations to modern indigenous groups. If you don’t have much time, your priorities should be the Aztec, Maya, and Oaxaca exhibits. These collections give context to many of the sites you’ll see in the city and throughout the country.

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan was already a ruined city by the time the Aztecs stumbled onto it, lying about 46km northeast of the capital. There are two large pyramids of the Sun and Moon, which you can climb if you’re not afraid of heights. You’ll also find plenty of temples, original murals, and residential structures. Make sure to bring sunscreen as well as an umbrella or buy yourself a large Mexican hat from the gift shop. The location can get very hot.

Bosque de Chapultepec

Take a break from the urban bustle by heading to the most extensive park in the city. Although there is a zoo, a botanical garden, monuments, and Chapultapec Castle, the main draw here are the plants, trees, lakes, and fountains.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Mexico City things to do.

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