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5 Things to Do in Mexico City

Where to stay and how to have fun in the largest city in the Americas.

Viajes Meca

01 Viajes Meca offers bespoke urban tours, a smart way to visit the pyramids of Teotihuacán, 50 kilometres from the city centre. (

National Museum of Anthropology

02 Discover the country’s enduring love of the macabre and the surreal at the renowned National Museum of Anthropology; arrive early and you’ll have the staring skulls and laughing coyote masks almost to yourself. Then visit the Templo Mayor for a hint of Mexico City’s archeological netherworld. (;

03 Chapulín is more than the city’s best place to eat bugs − it’s a hot spot for quality mezcals and craft beers to go with the can’t-lose Mexican menu. Don’t miss the buñuelo con mousse de quesillo, a tortilla fritter with whipped Oaxacan cheese, meringues and candied almonds. (

Mercado Roma

04 Start exploring Roma, the coolest colonia, at Mercado Roma, a new-school gourmet market. Good finds include tequila-cocktail popsicles and a goat cheese aged in avocado leaves that was named the world’s best new cheese of 2014. (

05 Mexico City’s gastronomy can intimidate: Even the food names seem to change with the side of the street you’re on. Navigate the chaos with Eat Mexico, a culinary tour company that leaves you educated – and stuffed. (

Where to stay

Long adorned with a giant grasshopper motif on the rooftop, this landmark property is still referred to by locals as “El Chapulín” (now the name of the in-house Mexican restaurant). The InterContinental Presidente Mexico City is a short walk from upscale Colonia Polanco and the Auditorio Nacional. For peace and quiet, book a room facing Chapultepec park.

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