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.
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.
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.