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Global City Guidebook: Mexico City

Jul 4, 2024

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Global City Guidebook 2024

The capital and largest city in Mexico, Mexico City sits more than 7,000 feet above sea level and is the most populous city in North America and also the oldest capital city in the Americas, founded by Indigenous Mexica peoples under the name Tenochtitlan in the 14th century. From museums to palaces to plazas to mountains to parks, Mexico City teems with life, culture, history and natural sites.

GETTING THERE & AROUND

Mexico City International Airport (or Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez) is the primary international airport serving Greater Mexico City. It hosts more than 25 airlines connecting to more than 100 destinations across the world, and travelers can fly airlines like American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico and United Airlines. Terminal 1 is connected to the Terminal Aeréa metro station, part of Mexico City Metro Line 5. Terminal 2 sits about half a mile from Pantitlan metro station and is served by Metro lines 1, 5, 9, A and various local buses. Authorized taxis and long-distance buses are also options to reach city center. The city is accessible by metro, the Tren Suburbano and bus.

LODGING
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

Elegant rooms and antique-decorated suites exude opulence in this courtyard-centric hotel. Guests also have access to two restaurants, a café, trendy cocktail bar, outdoor pool, gym and spa.

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 500, Juárez,
Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico,
tel 52 55 5230 1818

The St. Regis Mexico City
Located near many city attractions, this sleek 5-star hotel boasts polished guestrooms and suites, a French restaurant, three casual eateries, two bars, a café, day spa, and indoor pool.

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 439, Cuauhtémoc,
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico, tel 52 55 5228 1818

Sofitel Mexico City Reforma
Enjoy views of the Angel of Independence monument below from guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. This upscale hotel also features two contemporary restaurants, three
bars, a sauna and gym.

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 297, Cuauhtémoc,
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico, tel 52 55 8660 0500

DINING
Ling Ling by Hakkasan

Indulge in sushi, Asian-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in this skyscraper restaurant with a terrace. Highlights include spicy tuna sushi and shishito peppers.

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 509-Piso 56, Cuauhtémoc,
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico, tel 52 55 3279 9204

Puerto Madero
Drawing influence from Argentinian flavors and techniques, this restaurant serves fresh seafood, pasta dishes, soups and prime steak cuts. There’s also an extensive cocktail list.

Av. Pdte. Masaryk 110, Polanco, Bosques de
Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City,
CDMX, Mexico, tel 52 55 5545 6098

Quintonil
This upscale restaurant serves Mexican-inspired fare across its seasonal menu. Quintonil is especially noted for its meat and seafood and wine pairings.

Av. Isaac Newton 55, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc,
Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico,
tel 52 55 5280 2680

ATTRACTIONS
Frida Kahlo Museum

Frida Kahlo Museum centers around the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, located within Kahlo’s birthplace and home where she grew up.

Londres 247, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, Mexico
City, CDMX, Mexico, tel 52 55 5554 5999

Plaza de la Constitución
Also known as Zócalo, this main square in central Mexico City dates back to the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, when it served as the main ceremonial center. Today the square is surrounded by the National Palace, food stalls and historic buildings.

Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Teotihuacan Archaeological Site

Located 25 miles northeast of Mexico City, this ancient Mesoamerican city dates back to 600 B.C. and features the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan Museum, temples, monuments and more.

55825 San Martín de las Pirámides, State of Mexico,
Mexico, tel 52 55 3529 1214

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