1 The Zócalo

Mexico City’s huge central square, surrounded by the cathedral, Aztec ruins and the Palacio Nacional.

2 Palacio de Bellas Artes

Not only an architectural masterpiece in its own right, with a smashing Art Deco interior, but also home to some of the city‘s most impressive murals.

3 Museo Mural Diego Rivera

Rivera’s most Mexican mural, depicting just about everybody from Mexican history, all out on a Sunday afternoon stroll in the Alameda.

4 Museo Nacional de Antropología

The country’s finest museum, with displays on all of Mexico’s major pre-Colombian cultures.

5 Coyoacán

Visit the houses where Frida Kahlo and León Trotsky lived, spend an evening checking out the local bars, then come back for the colourful Sunday market.

6 Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño

A huge collection of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

7 Xochimilco

Ride the ancient waterways on flower-festooned boats.

8 Plaza Garibaldi

The frenetic site of massed mariachi bands.

9 La Merced

Explore Mexico City’s largest and most vibrant market.

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