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One of the most densely populated cities on earth with over 25 million inhabitants, Mexico City is one of those places you’ll feel so glad you got to see. Stretching out beyond the federal district (Distrito Federal) which is meant to contain it, the city has the kind of culture which is busy and edgy but relaxed and cosmopolitan all at the same time. Although polluted from all the traffic congestion, the Mexican capital is a fun, quirky and not nearly as intimidating as you may previously have been led to believe. Thanks to its modern and efficient metro system and simple-to-navigate grid of streets, you’ll be blending in like a local in no time.
It’s true that on the surface Mexico City may appear to miss out on the colour and charm of some of the country’s smaller towns. But when you look a little more closely, this dynamic, often friendly city is actually very attractive. Having held on to its colonial feel, the city streets are alive with the buzz of daily commerce. You’re likely to find that each area specialises in the sale of a particular product, and with this inability to purchase a range of items under one roof you start to feel an air of it being like an enormous market. On the western side, the steel and glass high rises tell a story of modern advancement, whilst in the suburbs and chilled out barrios like San Ángel and Coyoacán, you’ll find no shortage a quaint little squares overlooked by old churches and leafy residential avenues.
For many Mexicans, the city’s most important site is the Basilica de Guadalupe, which is situated in the suburbs to the north of town, then head southwest to the Chapultepec Park and the fantastic Museo Nacional de Antropología. Even in the Alameda in particular, there’s art, music and colour which only adds to the bold vibrancy that Mexico City has to offer. Don’t forget to spend a day at the pyramids of Tenayuca, Santa Cecilia Acatitlán and Cuicuilco, and the canals of Xochimilco too.
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Mexico is a fun, bustling and cultural, but it’s worth knowing a few things before you go:Time Difference: UTC -5 hoursCurrency: Mexican PesoNative Language: SpanishWeather: Like other high-elevation cities located in the tropics, Mexico City is relatively cool throughout the year. The mean annual temperature is 59 °F (14 °C), but temperatures vary seasonally and diurnally. The difference between summer and winter mean temperatures is approximately 11 to 14 °F (6 to 8 °C).Sales Tax: 16%
Before you start planning your trip, here’s everything you’ll need to know when flying to Mexico City from the US.
Travelling times vary depending on where in the US you’re flying from. As a guide, from New York to Mexico City takes around 5 hours, whilst Los Angeles to Mexico City is around 4 hours.
The maximum period of time that a visitor may stay in Mexico without a formal visa is six months. Therefore your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months, however long you intend to stay to avoid any potential problems at the port of entry. You won’t need a visa.
The following airlines currently offer direct flights from the USA to Mexico City:
- United Airlines
- American Airlines
- Alaskan Airlines
Mexico City International Airport (officially called Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez) is serves Greater Mexico City. Taxis are the safest way into the city itself and the journey time is around an hour. Always use licenced taxis outside arrivals – never try to hail one on the street.
Make the most of your time in Mexico City using our list of the ten main things to see whilst you’re there:
- National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
- Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
- Palacio de Bellas Artes
- Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
- Chapultepec Castle
- Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe
- Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
- National Museum of Art
- San Angel
- Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
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