Let us introduce you to the local side of life in Central America’s most cosmopolitan city.
Built on the remains of an Aztec city, Mexico City is as culturally diverse and historically rich as its colour scheme is eclectic. It’s a hub of artistic creativity from the intricate carvings on its towering colonial Cathedral to its progressive street art, rivalling some of Europe’s cultural hot spots (minus the crowds!) and its architecture, whether crumbling or stunningly restored, will delight. With our local know-how, you’ll 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. You’ll be left completely enamored with Mexico city.
Exploring nearby Aztec ruins, Teotihuacan, to see the impressive sun and moon temples, is a must. If you visit just 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 some 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.