25 Best Things To Do In Mexico

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Do you want to know what the best things to do in Mexico are? Mexico is a large country, and there are many things to occupy your time. If you decide to visit, it may be hard to figure out exactly what to do. On today’s list, we’ll give you our 25 picks of the best things to do in Mexico. So if you are planning a Mexico trip, this list is a must see. Check out the 25 Best Things To Do In Mexico.


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Xochimilco

XochimilcoSources: https://www.britannica.com/place/Xochimilco, https://www.visitmexico.com/en/main-destinations/mexico-city/xochimilco, http://www.mexonline.com/history-xochimilco.htm, http://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/The-stunning-ancient-canals-of-Mexico-City-s-6130287.php, https://travel.usnews.com/Mexico_City_Mexico/Things_To_Do/Floating_Gardens_of_Xochimilco_20201/

Declared a world heritage site since 1987, Xochimilco is one of the last remnants of a vast man-made canal system that provides a glimpse into the ingenuity of the Aztec Empire. Xochimilco is touted as a must-see attraction for tourists and is also a popular local destination. Famous for its floating gardens (chinampas), visitors can board one of the many colorful boats while sampling a wide array of Mexican cuisine. They can also catch a glimpse of the famously haunted Islands of the Dolls. Nearby hotels include the City Express Plus Periferico Sur Tlalpan which is located roughly 3.8 miles away.

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Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was known for her captivating self-portraits and has been recognized as one of the most famous Mexican artists in the country’s history. It should therefore not be surprising that her museum would be one of the best-known museums in Mexico. Museo Frida Kahlo (also known as “La Casa Azul” or Blue House) is located in the Coyoacan suburb and was Kahlo’s former residence. If you are a fan of her work, the museum is a must-visit. Nearby hotels include Holiday Inn Mexico City – Plaza Universidad.

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El Angel de la Independencia

El Angel de la IndependenciaSources: http://guanajuatomexicocity.com/mexico-city/El-Angel-Independencia-Mexico-City.html, http://www.mexicocity-guide.com/attractions/angel.htm

El Angel de la Independencia, also known simply as “El Angle,” is one of the most iconic symbols in Mexico City; it represents the struggle for independence from Spain. It was conceived by President Diaz in 1902 and was directed by architect Antonio Rivas Mercado (who was also responsible for the Juarez Theatre in the City of Guanajuato). The ornate column is topped by a bronze depiction of the Greek goddess Victory and has become a mausoleum for war heroes. Nearby hotels include the Real Inn Perinorte located roughly 1.9 miles from El Angel.

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Palacio Nacional

Palacio NacionalSources: https://travel.usnews.com/Mexico_City_Mexico/Things_To_Do/National_Palace_Palacio_Nacional_20171/, https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/mexico-city/attractions/palacio-nacional/a/poi-sig/1146705/361544

El Palacio Nacional (National Palace) is the building that houses the federal executive branch of the Mexican government. This highly ornate and stunning building contains murals by Diego Rivera (Frida Kahlo’s husband) which depict stages of Mexican history and were painted between 1929 and 1951. Entrance to the Palacio is free, but you will need identification such as an ID or Passport. Nearby hotels include Hotel Del Rey and Best Western Majestic.

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Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoSources: https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/universidad-nacional-aut%C3%B3noma-de-m%C3%A9xico-unam/undergrad, https://travel.usnews.com/Mexico_City_Mexico/Things_To_Do/Central_University_City_Campus_61157/, http://adip.info/2012/09/mosaic-murals-of-the-unam-central-library/

The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (The National Autonomous University of Mexico) is the largest university in Latin America. It was also ranked as the best university in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. This university was founded in 1551 which makes it the oldest university in North America. The expansive campus is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and is known for its incredible murals created by famous artist and architect Juan O’Gorman. The stone mosaic murals cover 4,000 square meters with naturally occurring colored stones (none of the stones were painted). Hotels nearby include Radisson Paraiso Hotel Mexico City and Royal Pedregal Hotel



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