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).