The Best-Kept Secrets Of Mexico City

Photo of Paula Zamorano Osorio
25 October 2016

Behind the landmarks and tourist attractions, Mexico City, hides marvelous secrets. New cultural points of interest appear every day, month and year in this mysterious city, whether an Aztec artifact, an art exhibition or a new bookshop. We list some of the most interesting things to discover here.

Mexico City | © Kasper Christensen/Flickr

Víctor Artes Populares Mexicanas

Tucked away on 3rd floor of a perfume shop is the Víctor Artes Populares Mexicanas. Materials used in the handicrafts here include silver, tin and traditional textiles, while designs vary from traditional Huichol art to Frida Kahlo-inspired styles. Hand-painted glass pitchers, combs made from horn, and dolls made from papier-mâché are some of the delicate and colorful crafts sold here.

Victor Artes Populares Mexicanas, Isabel la Católica 97, Centro, Ejido delCentro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5512 1263

Foro El Bicho

Foro El Bicho is a small theater with only 45 seats and is dedicated to the support and promotion of Mexican experimental and modern drama. Foro El Bicho works both with budding artists and more experienced dramatists to nurture theater and cinema, producing excellence and offering the local community the chance to explore and reflect on modern Mexican culture.

Foro El Bicho, Colima 268 Col. Roma, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 2623 2220

Courtesy of Foro del Bicho
Courtesy of Foro del Bicho

MUCHO Mundo Chocolate

Inside a beautiful 20th century house is Mexico City’s first ever chocolate museum, Mucho Mundo Chocolate, which outlines the historical and gastronomical importance of cacao through interactive exhibits. Displays include chocolate masterpieces and coffee pots, as well as the opportunity to glance into the kitchen to see the production process.

MUCHO Mundo Chocolate, Milán 45, Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 55 14 17 37

Cacao Hall | Courtesy of MUCHO Mundo Chocolate
Cacao Hall | Courtesy of MUCHO Mundo Chocolate

Momumento y Museo a la Revolución

The Monument and Museum of the Revolution, stands as a reminder of the tragedies of the Mexican Revolution. Five heroes of the Revolution are buried under this impressive landmark, which acts as their mausoleum. Climb the arch to have a wonderful panoramic view of the city, day or night, or take a stroll around it and the beautiful fountains before the monument.

Monument to the Revolution, Plaza de la República S/N, Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5592 2038