Lack of English (whether speaking, signage, etc.) is biggest problem here. Too bad because Mexico City has a lot to offer - museums are outstanding.
However, even top ranked museums (Museum of Anthropology, for ex) only have limited English speakers at info desk and do not translate much of the enormous collection. Otherwise, Mexico City is a great tourist destination, especially if you love art/culture. The museums are amazing.
Mexico City is a very big city and its overcrowded, lots of pollution and dirty. But the people is nice and friendly and slow.
My original plan was that I visit the teotihuacan pyramid. I could do it. It was amazing so I'm pleased but I didn't find other notable thing in Mexico City.
Worth visiting for several days, to cover all most interesting places: Zocalo and surroundings, Museum Frida Kahlo, Museum of Anthropology, nearby Teotihuacan.
Also good place to make 1-day trips to Puebla etc.
Just wonder around and you will find all kinds of interesting sights. My favourites were: The anthropology museum, the main cathedral, the pyramids (teotihuacan), Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (new and old), Frida's house and small art galleries dotted all over the city.
Its not the safest city in the world but just use your common sense and you will be fine. I was a female solo traveller and didn't speak a word of Spanish and i survived just fine. The best meals I had were street food and I never bothered to ask what they were (mostly because I don't speak Spanish). As long as it looked interesting, I dug in… and It was all yummmmmyyyy
Really big city don`t be afraid you can feel safe nice view from Torre latinoamericana and you must see piramides Teotihuacan
great metro system and very cheap ticket. i love the diego rivera murals - you can find them at the museum, the city hall, and at other municipal buildings - hidden treasures!
I went there alone, means I have to be very careful and skeptical as people told me, so I recommend to bring friends if you go there.
I went to see Mexico City ballet in palace theatre, it was beautiful and great! ticket starts from only USD18.
I watched the football match of club america vs pumas. This was wonderful. I really liked it. This has been a typically traditional match and people in Mexico City really enjoyed it.
Mexico City is a very exciting place with many things to do, crowed as every city in the world but very interesting, history, modern luxury, shopping, etc,etc, simple the best
If you know a little spanish and do some research about the metro and what you want to see this is a great vacation city.
I love the historical buildings and the art museums. The saturday night street dancing party and vendors in the plaza in front of the Hilton & Palacio des Bellas Artes is a lifetime memory
This was the first time we visited Mexico City and we were pleasantly surprised about all the great things the city has to offer.
We stayed 3 full days.Stayed in the old town for sightseeing and we went by metro to San Angel in the south of the city.We also visited the pyramids of Teotihuacan, just an hour north/east of the city.This was easy to reach by bus from the northern bus station.It is one of the most remarkable and important ruins in the world.We used the metro for longer distances which is super cheap($0.20)In the old town you can walk to any of the main sights.After dark it is less safe to walk around in less busy streets.Another way to get around town is taking the Turibus.This is a open top dubbledecker bus(about $15)all day hop on /off sightseeing.
Mexico city has so much history and culture. There are many neighbourhoods to discover. Main area is the historico city centre.
The Zocalo which is the main square has the Cathedral, Presidential palace, Templo Mayor. Walk everywhere including the pedestrian Madero street, see the churches, try the food especially local breakfasts at Sanborns. Check out the Diego Rivera museum, National theatre with his murals and see a show. Take the subway, only 3 pesos. The mexican people or so genuine and helpful just ask. Go to Frida Kahlos house and walk her neighbourhoood, see where Trotsky lived. Take a bustrip to the temples, Taxco for silver.
Vibrant city with so much to see. Getting around once you have sussed out the busses and trains is very easy and inexpensive.
Nightlife is great. the markets are fab and the food at the markets is the best.
Mexico City is huge and there are many areas to visit. We stay in the Polance area which is upscale with many good shops and restaurants.
There are several excellent hotels in this area. Close to the Museums of Anthropology and the Tamao. Traffic is slow so make sure you give yourself enough time to reach your destination. Taxis are inexpensive. Hotel taxi charge considerably more money.
not many speak english, so learn few spanish phrases, sometimes people are aggressive, quite an expensive city, dont ever travel during elections.
This city is unexpectedly safe, so I think we do not need to worry about the safety too much. There are lots of police officers in the city.