Photo Gallery: Best Sights in Mexico City

  • MexicoCity_BibliotecaCentral_Aloud_CC-BY-ND_640 Most Radical Spot: The Biblioteca Central.
    Photo © Aloud, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.
  • MexicoCity_CatedralMetropolitana_(3)_CC-BY-ND_640 Must-See Square: The Zocalo.
    Photo © (3), licensed Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives.
  • MexicoCity_MuseoFridaKahlo_AldarAdame_CC-BY-SA_640 Most Moving Museum: Museo Frida Kahlo (Casa Azul).
    Photo © Alder Adame, licensed Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.
  • MexicoCity_MuseoNacionaldeAntropologia_LWYang_CC-BY_640 The Jewel of Mexico: The Museo Nacional de Antropologia.
    Photo © LWYang, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.
  • MexicoCity_PalacioBellasArtes_Aloud_CC-ND_640 The Cultural Heart of the Centro: The Palacio de Bellas Artes.
    Photo © Aloud, licensed Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives.
  • MexicoCity_XocimilcoCanals_ChristianCordova_CC-BY_640 Most Memorable Place for a Sunday Party: The Canals at Xochimilco.
    Photo © Christian Cordova, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Get inspired with photos from some of the most exciting sights in Mexico City.

Capital Tastes: Popular Garnachas and Street Snacks

While Mexico City boasts food from across the republic, it also has its own distinctive flavors, including a rather serious taste for tacos and other garnachas (simple snacks). In fact, these quick bites, sold in parks and on street corners, might be the most distinctive aspect of the capital’s food scene.

Dining Options in Mexico City

Throughout the city, in any neighborhood, you’ll find a plethora of puestos, or street stands, often crowded around areas where there’s lots of foot traffic, like outside a Metro station. A step up from balancing your plate in one hand and taco in the other, taquerías are simple sit-down eateries (sometimes with a bar and barstools only) that serve tacos and other snacks, while a tortería is the same, but for tortas.

Moon Mexico City

This full-color guide to Mexico City includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Former Mexico City resident Julie Doherty Meade offers expert tips for visiting this historical metropolis, from browsing the shops of the Roma to exploring the city’s many museums. Doherty Meade also provides unique trip strategies, including Architecture through the Ages. Complete with […]