La Casa de los Azulejos
One of the Centro Historico’s most famous buildings is covered in beautiful multicolored tiles that glint and glisten in the sun.
The meeting place of the ancient Aztecs, the Spanish colonizers and now the millions of residents that call Mexico City home.
Monumento de la Revolución
Once destined to be the home of the Mexican congress, all that remains is a stunning architecture homage to the Mexican revolution.
National Museum of Art
Detailed Colonial architecture is a signature element of Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, and continues to charm tourists 500 years after the conquista.
Mexico City’s last living vestige of its lake bed origins are the labyrinth of canals that exists south of the city, a weekend fiesta and a precious natural gem.
Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia
A superb example of what in Mexico is called eclectic architecture, the Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia is one of the finest Catholic churches in the entire city.
A quiet sun-lit plaza is tucked into one of Mexico City’s hippest neighborhoods. La Romita was the original town that Colonia Roma grew up around.
Angel de Independencia
Mexico City’s iconic symbol of freedom and triumph, el Angel, as she is called, towers over the city, protecting its inhabitants.
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes is one of its most breathtaking buildings and the treasures that it holds within are even more fantastic than its facade.
Coyoacan was the home of Frida and Diego but is also a little piece of the countryside in the middle of the urbanscape.
The Torre Latinoamericana was a vanguard construction during its time and the views from the top of this geometric beauty are some of the best you will find in Mexico City.
Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México
The Metropolitan Cathedral was built atop an ancient Aztec temple which was built atop another temple which was built atop another temple… thousands of years of worship swirl in its foundations.
Mexico City afternoon
Even the constant traffic of this urban monster can be beautiful if you catch it in the right light.
Mexican mogul Carlos Slim’s ode to the art world, the Soumaya Museum’s design and architecture is even more fabulous than its collection.
Painted hilltop homes
In Mexico City color creeps up the hillsides of its valley on the facades of homes and shops.
Colonia Santa Fe
Mexico City’s playground for the rich, Colonia Santa Fe is full of futuristic architecture and unbelievable design.
Architectural gems abound in Colonia Condesa and Colonia Roma, both built around the turn of the century as the city expanded from its original Centro Histórico boundaries.
Manuel Tolsa Plaza
Romantic, old world, quaint, Mexico City’s plazas beg for a glass of wine and the strains of violin.
Jacarandas in bloom
Every Spring jacaranda trees bomb the city with a purple haze that lingers for weeks and litters purple petal wishes all over the city sidewalks.
Mexico City skyline
The city’s skyline is not overrun with skyscrapers but instead low, cozy and perfectly framed by the distant mountains.
The floating gardens of the Chinampas provide much of the produce consumed in Mexico City markets and are a delight to the eye looking for a nature break.
Mexico City Tianguis
Open-air markets light up the city with colors, smells, sights and sounds, wrapping their way around street corners and engulfing entire city blocks.
Some of the city’s most stunning architecture can be found in the Centro Histórico. The heart of downtown will capture your own heart.
Basilica de Guadalupe
The grand cathedral built in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe and her miraculous appearance on a hilltop in Mexico City, turns golden in the afternoon light.
Mexico City is not all Colonial archways and Aztec ruins, it’s also chock full of modern masterpieces and sweeping glass and metal towers.