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Flights to Mexico City

Mexico City is in the middle of a cultural renaissance. With a renewed global interest in Mexican cuisine and the emergence of fresh new artists, the city is as vibrant as ever and ripe for exploration.

Start at the historic centre of Mexico City, Zócalo, and let the mariachi music set the mood for your adventure. While there, you can learn a step or two of the Mexican hat dance, or you can stroll through the history of architecture. Ancient landmarks stand alongside iconic art nouveau buildings, from the majesty of the Templo Mayor to the grandeur of the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Look past the imposing facades to find the true gems, such as murals by Diego Riviera and the creations of other national artists.

Fortify yourself along the way with a pambazo, a hearty sandwich of meat, potatoes and beans dipped in a red guajillo chilli sauce. Then continue on to the Coyoacán neighbourhood for more art and culture, with graffiti lined streets leading you to the blue house where Frida Kahlo once lived. It is now home to a museum dedicated to her work – one of over 150 museums spread throughout Mexico City, covering various interests from natural history to toy making.

A magical ride down garden-lined canals in a brightly decorated trajinera is one of the most unforgettable things you can do in Mexico City. Head for Xochimilco and enjoy the explosion of colours as you float pass the artificial islands called chinampas where an abundance of flowers, vegetables and plants is grown. Take a break from all your sightseeing and step into a cantina. Look for the comida corrida, the set meal of the day that gives you a sampling of house specialties along with a sweet treat and drink. Or just grab a fresh taco from the taquerias lining every street and continue your journey of discovery in Mexico City.

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