Mexico City’s thriving art, culinary and design scene could take weeks to conquer. We were only there for a few days, barely touching the surface of the city’s best museums, architectural landmarks, and more.
For architecture enthusiasts, call ahead to make an appointment for the iconic Luis Barragán house, the former residence of architect Luis Barragán. The home sits in the colorful Miguel Hidalgo district with plenty of bright colored walls, windows and old cars.
Plan to stay at Hotel Condesa, a modern Design Hotel in the hip area of La Condesa. The hotel is central to most attractions, museums, restaurants and bars – including their own rooftop digs boasting city views and craft cocktails.
Head over to The National Palace, in the main square for some Mexico City history, and for the chance to see Diego Rivera’s famous mural –
And of course, no trip is complete without a stop for souvenirs. Head to Centro Artesanal La Ciudadela – a traditional Mexican market which specializes in folk art, handmade crafts, bags, baskets, blankets and more.