On a short trip to Mexico City? Here are a few neighborhoods that you should visit for maximum exposure to the city’s culture.
Plaza de la Constitucion
Set the tone with breakfast at El Popular. The food is great but the location is even better as it’s situated near the Plaza de la Constitucion. It’s close to a lot of the most prominent landmarks such as the Muse Del Palacio De Bellas Artes and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Cayaocan neighborhood offers a good contrast so it’s a perfect follow up. Frida Kahlo’s old house turned into a museum is now called the Casa Azul and features some of the painter’s masterpieces. If murals are more your style, you don’t want to miss out the Anahuacalli Museum which comes with the Casa Azul ticket as well.
La Roma & Condesa
These neighborhoods are two of the trendiest areas of Mexico City so strolling around is, in itself, a cultural activity. It’s advisable to start your stroll on a full stomach so head on over to Chilakillers in Condesa for breakfast and then proceed to saunter in the streets and take in as much of the culture as you can. Make your way to La Roma galleries such as the Proyectos Monclova and Galeria OMR to view and purchase works from contemporary artists.
You’ll find the Secretaría de Educación Pública in the Xochimilco area. It’s a work of architectural beauty that is largely underrated by tourists. But travelers with a knack for noticing cultural wonders will surely be able to spot this. It’s in this area that the much loved Teotihuacán is located.