Flickrers join the treasure
hunt! We have 10+ DF icons and off-the-beaten-map wonders worthy
of your attention and a photo.
fast. Travel slow. Buy a postcard
outside the national post office in the Centro Historico. And if
you are looking for a good place to sit down and write, get a cup
of coffee at the Habana Café.
Take a photo
of famed ecotourist Alexander
Von Humboldt on Calle Uruguay. He stayed nearby (check out Uruguay
#80) when he visited Mexico City in 1803.
República de Brasil
#37 is the home of Leona
Mexico City has some beautiful spots to see birds.
Check out the city
VISIT A CEMETARY
There are remarkable cemetaries in Mexico City. One
example -- the oldest U.S. cemetary abroad -- is the U.S. National
Cemetary near Metro San Cosme.
VISIT A MUSEUM
Mexico City has some of the best museums
in the world. Must-sees include the Anthropology Museum in Chapultepec
Park and the Templo
Mayor just off of the Zócalo.
Also recommended is the Museo
de Arte Popular near the Alameda
Park. A place to check out in Colonia Doctores -- Museo
del Juguete Antiguo (two blocks from Metro Obrera).
If you want to see at least one angel during your visit, make
it El Ángel
on the Paseo de la Reforma.
VISIT THE FLOATING GARDENS
one of the original breadbaskets of the hemisphere, is an hour south
of the Zócalo.
One of the country's largest botanical gardens is located on the
FOLLOW THE TREES
Look for the oldest ahuehuetes!
LEARN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
There are plenty of places to learn about the environment. Here's
guide for journalists and researchers.
GO TO CHURCH
Mexico City has numerous churches, including the famous Basilica
de Guadalupe. Look for the Lord of the Rebozo at Santo Domingo
and the shrine to chocolate
at the Cathedral.
is a working nursery (yes, it's another garden) and one of the country's
original sites for reforestation efforts. It has a great 2-kilometer
jogging trail and you might see some beginner's bull-fighting practice.
Buy a calendar from La
Support the arts! Ciudadela
is located on Balderas, four blocks south of the Alameda.
For more tips, consult our Tourism
and Crafts Guide.
BUY A CALENDAR
La Chulita has sold magazines and calendars on the corner since
CHANGE THE WORLD
When making a purchase that involves change, plan ahead (as much
as possible) and bring a few coins.
CHANGE THE WORLD, PART 2
Left over change? Take it to the street and give it to musicians.
Support the local arts!
EXPLORE AN ANCIENT CITY
built this city in the 1300s. Be sure to visit the Templo
Take your time at the zoo in Chapultepec
WATCH SOCCER (FUTBOL)
There are three amazing soccer
stadiums in the city: Estadio Azteca (home of America), Estadio
Azul (Cruz Azul) and Estadio Olimpico (UNAM).
BUY A BOOK ... AND WALK THROUGH HISTORY
Donceles is home to the classics.