Mexico City Travel Guide
Three dozen kinds of dried chiles and mole pastes? Pungent Oaxacan cheese, stacks of nopals, and the mingled scents of guavas and epazote? It's all here at the gigantic Merced, which spans several city blocks and has more than 3,000 vendors from across Mexico.
Conaculta, Mexico’s National Council for Culture and Arts, publishes handsome books on Mexican history, art, archaeology, anthropology, and architecture, and Librería Educal is the place for books with the Conaculta imprint.
Located inside of the hotel Condesa DF in the historic Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City, the Myself spa includes a hammam (communal bath house), wet areas and a gym. The spa is decorated in a floral theme that is seen throughout the entire property.
A combination art-and-literature bookstore, objets shop, and photography gallery.
The recently renovated museum has a notable design shop.
Any health-minded traveler can obtain a day pass for $9 to use the gym, swimming pool, and a locker at this hotel directly across from T1. Inquire at the front desk or with the concierge.
The colors, images, and symbols of Mexico’s rich culture—from pre-Columbian history to contemporary painters—are translated into stylishly designed clothing and accessories (scarves, ties, shoes, and bags) here. Aztec and folk images embellish earrings and cuff links in silver.
The church's fire-blackened Black Christ (Cristo Negro) sculpture is said to perform miracles and attracts thousands of Mexican pilgrims each year.
The 18th-century museum houses an excellent decorative-arts collection.
Exhibits documenting science (flora, fauna, and ecosystems throughout Mexico), technology, and Mexican aviation history (where you learn that Charles Lindbergh was a pilot for Mexicana Airlines), as well as visual arts, are on display in Terminal 1. There are also ongoing exhibits curated by Mex
Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX), otherwise known as Mexico City Airport, is located about three miles east of the city center. The airport is serviced by 31 domestic and international airlines and provides flights to more than 100 destinations across the globe.
From the group behind the Mexico City–based indie fashion magazine of the same name, the store opened in October 2010 in a renovated 1940’s house in Polanco, it is stocked with everything from Christian Louboutin shoes to 19th-century Latin American silver.
Mexican artists including Gabriel Orozco
Unique to Mexico and Buenos Aires and an unbeatable alternative to airline clubs, the Centurion Clubs are open to Gold, Platinum, and Centurion American Express cardholders.