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Location: Ciudad de México

Day 1 - 22 Feb 2022

Northern Bus Station

Ciudad de México, Northern Bus Station

Content: I took an overnight bus from Oaxaca and arrived in Mexico City in the morning. Cheapest option when leaving the bus station is to book an Uber!

Mexico City Hostel

Ciudad de México, Mexico City Hostel

Content: I’d recommend splitting your time across a couple of areas in the city. The historic centre is packed with things to do so this is where I stayed first! Mexico City Hostel is a good budget option - nice dorms or privates, bathrooms, kitchen and sociable too.

Finca Don Porfirio

Ciudad de México, Finca Don Porfirio

Content: Head for coffee and pastry with a view!

Zócalo

Ciudad de México, Zócalo
Ciudad de México, Zócalo
Ciudad de México, Zócalo
Ciudad de México, Zócalo

Content: Walk around Plaza de la Consitucion (just round the corner from the hostel!) and see the National Palace, go inside the Catedral Metropolitana and enjoy the street performers.

Templo Mayor Museum

Ciudad de México, Templo Mayor Museum
Ciudad de México, Templo Mayor Museum

Content: Templo Mayor museum is based around ruins that are right in the middle of the city which is an unusual sight. The museum is huge and filled with incredible historical artefacts, would highly recommend a stop here for a couple of hours! Entry is 85 pesos.

LunchV comida vegana

Ciudad de México, LunchV comida vegana

Content: Stop here for some traditional Mexican food - vegan style! Lots of local food is based around meat so it was great to try things like tortas with fake meat. I visited here multiple times as the food was so good - my meat eating friends enjoyed it too!

Palacio Postal

Ciudad de México, Palacio Postal
Ciudad de México, Palacio Postal
Ciudad de México, Palacio Postal

Content: This beautiful building is a functioning post office! Absolutely worth a stop in to admire this architecture.

Location: Ciudad de México

Day 2 - 23 Feb 2022

El Mayor

Ciudad de México, El Mayor

Content: Beautiful cafe overlooking the Templo Mayor museum we visited yesterday! Great service, food and drink but still a reasonable price.

Location: San Juan Teotihuacán

Day 2 - 23 Feb 2022

Teotihuacan Pyramids (Botanical Gardens)

San Juan Teotihuacán, Teotihuacan Pyramids (Botanical Gardens)
San Juan Teotihuacán, Teotihuacan Pyramids (Botanical Gardens)
San Juan Teotihuacán, Teotihuacan Pyramids (Botanical Gardens)
San Juan Teotihuacán, Teotihuacan Pyramids (Botanical Gardens)

Content: Although fairly busy, these ruins are definitely worth a visit at only 85 pesos entry! Made up of two large pyramids (the sun and the moon) with many smaller buildings in between, you can walk around for about 1.5 hours. Public transport instructions from Centro Historico: Allende metro station -> Autobuses del Norte metro station (5 pesos, 20-30 minutes) At Autobuses del Norte, go to desk 8 in the bus terminal and buy a bus ticket to Teotihuacan pyramids (52 pesos, 1hr 40 due to traffic) If you want to avoid peak times, start this trip early in the morning!

Location: Ciudad de México

Day 2 - 23 Feb 2022

5 de Febrero

Ciudad de México, 5 de Febrero

Content: Go to 5 de febrero to find a place for dinner! There are lots of options including local food and other cuisines. We ate at a taco/torta stand here.

Terraza Catedral

Ciudad de México, Terraza Catedral

Content: Although you have to pay 50 pesos entry for this rooftop bar (and the drinks are quite expensive at the top!), the view is really great so I’d say it’s worth it for a drink or two.

Location: Ciudad de México

Day 3 - 24 Feb 2022

Airbnb

Ciudad de México, Airbnb
Ciudad de México, Airbnb

Content: Accommodation change to my favourite Airbnb! This place is affordable, you get a lovely private with en-suite bathroom, great kitchen, brilliant owners and unlimited time with their wonderful dog Otto. Can’t recommend this place highly enough. Book soon if you’re planning a trip as this place gets full. We took the metro to get here - the stop near the Airbnb is “Etiopia” station. Airbnb name: BIG ROOM in a Centric Stylish House - Local Area (owner Stefano)

Café Vegetal

Ciudad de México, Café Vegetal

Content: Just around the corner from the Airbnb is a great vegan cafe. Would highly recommend the pulled “pork” toastie, coffee and cookies. Everything is delicious though!

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Ciudad de México, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Ciudad de México, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Content: OPTIONAL ACTIVITY If you’re interested in seeing a Formula 1 race track up close, head to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Take the metro to Zaragoza station then walk to the track. There isn’t an official entry point but there are multiple places where there are no gates/fences so you can walk in and take a look at the track up close!

Roma Sur

Ciudad de México, Roma Sur

Content: Kept this as a quiet day to explore Roma, the area around the Airbnb. If you’re planning to cook, I’d recommend the bakery Reposteria Emily for bread. The gym we visited was called Energym Health and had great facilities for a good price.

Tulasi

Ciudad de México, Tulasi

Content: Local vegetarian restaurant. Nice place to sit and eat but you can also buy ingredients for your own cooking - I bought a bag of fake pastor meat here and it was so good! This kind of thing is very difficult to find in normal supermarkets in Mexico.

Location: Ciudad de México

Day 4 - 25 Feb 2022

Bosque de Chapultepec

Ciudad de México, Bosque de Chapultepec
Ciudad de México, Bosque de Chapultepec

Content: Today head to Chapultepec Park which is packed with things to do! It’s a peaceful place to walk around and enjoy the lake. I’d avoid at the weekend as it gets very hectic with families and crowded market stalls. You can easily take the metro to Chapultepec Park station (journey is only 5 pesos).

Chapultepec Castle

Ciudad de México, Chapultepec Castle
Ciudad de México, Chapultepec Castle

Content: First stop - Chapultepec Castle. 85 pesos entry. The grounds are nice to walk around and the view of the city skyline is great. All signs inside are in complex Spanish so if you’re not fluent, you probably won’t gain much from the history here. I enjoyed looking around but if you’re short on time, I’d skip this out of three attractions in the park.

Complejo Cultural Los Pinos

Ciudad de México, Complejo Cultural Los Pinos
Ciudad de México, Complejo Cultural Los Pinos
Ciudad de México, Complejo Cultural Los Pinos

Content: Los Pinos is the old presidential house based within Chapultepec Park. It’s sort of like a miniature White House and was so interesting to look around. Make sure you head to the basement to see the “situation room”. Also take time to admire the presidential statues lining the driveway and check out the classic car collection tucked away too!

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Ciudad de México, Museo Nacional de Antropología
Ciudad de México, Museo Nacional de Antropología
Ciudad de México, Museo Nacional de Antropología

Content: After getting food at a market stand in the park, you’ll head to stop number 3. Mexico City’s anthropology museum is one of the best I’ve ever visited. It’s huge and incredibly informative. I’d recommend doing this earlier in the day so you’re full of energy - for me it was the highlight out of the three spots in Chapultepec Park and I wish we’d done it first.

El Veneciano

Ciudad de México, El Veneciano

Content: After a long day walking around, you’ll want a big dinner this evening! We went to El Veneciano in Roma Norte. It was ok, decent portions and they also serve tankards of beer if that’s your thing! There are lots of nice restaurants in the Roma area so you might want to have a Google to find one that suits your preferences.

Location: Ciudad de México

Day 5 - 26 Feb 2022

Café Vegetal

Ciudad de México, Café Vegetal

Content: Back to Cafe Vegetal for breakfast/brunch!

Parque Hundido

Ciudad de México, Parque Hundido

Content: We did a loop of Roma Sur, went in some shops (there are some large shopping centres in Roma if there’s anything you’re looking for!) and ended up at Parque Hundido.

Location: Unknown

Day 5 - 26 Feb 2022

Xochimilco

Unknown, Xochimilco
Unknown, Xochimilco
Unknown, Xochimilco

Content: One of my favourite things to do in Mexico City was visiting the Xochimilco Canals for a boat ride. It’s also better with more people so gather a group if you can. How to get there: Uber or take the metro to Tasqueña station. Then take the overground from Tasqueña to Xochimilco (6 pesos return). When to go: I’d recommend going during the week if you want a more tranquil time - it gets busy at weekends! We went for sunset (so were on the boat 5-7pm) which was great but be aware that public transport is extra busy at this time. Cost: 500 pesos per hour per boat. This is a government cap and if you’re quoted a higher price, you’re being ripped off. Extra info: you can buy food and drink on the boat/from other boats you pass on the canal. You can pay extra to make stops at places like mini reptile houses.

Location: Ciudad de México

Day 6 - 27 Feb 2022

Frida Kahlo Museum

Ciudad de México, Frida Kahlo Museum
Ciudad de México, Frida Kahlo Museum
Ciudad de México, Frida Kahlo Museum
Ciudad de México, Frida Kahlo Museum

Content: BOOK IN ADVANCE ONLINE Frida Kahlo’s Blue House is one of the most popular places to visit in Mexico City. You need to book a ticket at least a few days in advance online. Be prepared to queue for a while when you get there (despite having a ticket!). You also have to pay an additional fee if you’d like to take photos inside. How to get there: Take the metro to Coyoacán

Coyoacan Market

Ciudad de México, Coyoacan Market

Content: Finish off your time with a stop at Mercado de Coyoacán!

Mexico City International Airport

Ciudad de México, Mexico City International Airport

Content: Head back to the Airbnb before getting an Uber to the airport.