One of the largest, most populated metropolises in the world, the Mexican Capital was built on the remains of an Aztec city. Rough-hewn, cool and chaotic, DF, as the locals call it is a study of contrasts and home to one of the most exciting gastronomies on the planet. Its art scene is equally as dynamic, ranging from the ancient to cutting edge contemporary. We’ll show you what we can in the time and are confident you’ll be back.
With our local know-how, hop from contemporary art gallery to exquisite historical museum, exotic street food market to upscale boutique in fashionable Polanco, taking in the city’s wonders and stopping off at some of PSA’s best kept secrets.
Sample the weird and wonderful delicacies of San Juan food market with the guidance of a local chef and marvel at the Anthropology Museum collection with a professor sharing their expert insight. Spend a leisurely morning stroll taking in the grandeur of ornate colonial avenues, the impressive Plaza Zocalo, beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes and flower-filled private gardens.
Exploring nearby Aztec ruins, Teotihuacan, is a must to see the impressive sun and moon temples. If time only allows for one museum, let it be Frida Kahlo’s (although Diego Rivera’s is a strong contender!) – the power of Frida’s personality and legacy is felt so strongly at Casa Azul; and the art collection is altogether sensational. And where to stay? We favour charming little guesthouses that promise peace and privacy away from the urban acoustics.
Mexico City’s restaurant scene deserves a special mention; foodies will need plenty of time to indulge in the array of fine cuisines being cooked up in the city’s top restaurants or classic Taquerias.