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Ways to Experience Mexican Culture in Mexico City

By Viator, March 2018

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There’s so much more to Mexico than tequila and tacos. From lucha libre wrestling and mariachi bands to world-famous Day of the Dead festivals and ancient traditions dating back to the Aztec and Maya civilizations, here’s how to experience Mexican culture in its epicenter, Mexico City.

  • Sample Mexico’s culinary delights—including delicious quesadillas, pozole, and tamales—on a food tour of Mexico City’s Polanco, Coyoacan, or Roma Norte neighborhoods.
  • Ply the colorful floating gardens of Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a traditional trajinera boat cruise.
  • Experience the thrill of a lucha libre wrestling match and cheer on the técnicos and rudos in their brightly colored masks.
  • Listen to live mariachi music in Plaza Garibaldi or dance the night away at one of Mexico’s City coolest salsa clubs.
  • Marvel at the masterpieces of one of Mexico’s most iconic artists at the Frida Kahlo Museum (Museo Frida Kahlo, aka the Blue House).
  • Learn the secrets of traditional Mexican cuisine with a culinary walking tour of the local markets, followed by a private or small-group cooking class.
  • Uncover Mexico’s ancient history as you explore the Teotihuacán archeological site or the National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia).

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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University, ... 
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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University

4 star rating: Recommended 201 Reviews

Take advantage of this Super Saver combining two best-selling tours in Mexico City at a discounted price. In one day, uncover the colonial charms of ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Mexican Wrestling: Experience Lucha Libre in Mexico City, Mexico City, Full-day Tours
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Mexican Wrestling: Experience Lucha Libre in Mexico City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

Spend an entertaining evening in Mexico City watching an authentic, live Mexican wrestling match amid fans of one of Mexico’s favorite spectator sports. Watch ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City, Mexico City, Sporting Events & Packages
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Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 82 Reviews

Set foot in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood, known as a foodie paradise, and head off the beaten path to seven great eateries. Sample authentic Mexican food ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Experience Mexico City: Cantinas, Lucha Libre and Mariachi in Garibaldi Square, Mexico City, Food ... 
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Experience Mexico City: Cantinas, Lucha Libre and Mariachi in Garibaldi Square

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

Live la vida loca on a night out on the town in Mexico City! Enjoy a drink at a local cantina, sing and dance to mariachi music, then cheer on your favorite ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City, Mexico City, Cultural Tours
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Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City

4 star rating: Recommended 178 Reviews

Soak up the perfect climate of 'The City of Eternal Spring', Cuernavaca and enjoy a scenic drive to Taxco, the colonial silver mining city on a full day ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.00
Mexico City Markets and Food Tour, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Mexico City Markets and Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

Browse through the lively stalls of Mexico City's top street markets during this 5-hour cultural tour (with snacks!). Whether you're looking for a magic love ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Viator Exclusive: Chapultepec Castle Early Access plus National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Chapultepec Castle Early Access plus National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

4 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

Beat the crush of crowds on this early morning tour of Chapultepec Castle and experience one of Mexico City’s most visited sites in relative solitude. Continue ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Historic Center Food Tour in Mexico City, Mexico City, Cultural Tours
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Historic Center Food Tour in Mexico City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Discover the origins of Mexican gastronomy in a unique and delicious experience in Mexico City’s Historical Centre, you will eat authentic Mexican food!  ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.00
Mexican Food Cooking Class, Mexico City, Food Tours
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Mexican Food Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This experience was created for those who love to cook and want to learn the Mexican culinary arts. Our Mexican Cooking Class is approximately 3.5 hours long ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Xochimilco and National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Cooking Classes
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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 54 Reviews

Drift through the magnificent floating gardens of Xochimilco in a colorful ‘trajinera,’ a flat-bottomed boat characteristic of this unique agricultural region. ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00

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