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Featured Guide
Mexico City has recently undergone a shift in the travel media – from a destination that was deemed scary and unsafe to a hotbed of culture and gastronomy. I am fortunate to call Mexico City my home, and while I have been here, I have been discovering all of the cheapest things to do in the city. For people backpacking through Central America or landing in Mexico City for the first time, they may be a little alarmed to find the prices here are not quite as rock bottom as those in the small towns of Mexico or Guatemala. But because this is such a fantastic urban centre, you will easily be able to find plenty of super-cool free activities and attractions. Here are twelve of the best.
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Chapultepec Park Audiorama

It is no secret that Mexico City is a bustling place, full of cars and excitement – but sometimes you just need a break from all of that. If you feel like you need to escape from the honking horns and endless streams of people within the city, head to the Audiorama within Chapultepec Park where you can sit...

José Vasconcelos Library

This library is one of my preferred places for opening my laptop and getting some work done. But beyond being a great work location, it’s also an incredibly impressive building that is worth a visit. The building is considered to be one of the most advanced constructions of the 21stcentury and cost a...

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Diego Rivera is without a doubt the most famous muralist in Mexican history and the Palaciao de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is the most famous and celebrated cultural centre in the Mexican capital. This building is nothing short of stunning from the outside, but when you move to the interior of...

Coyoacan

Coyoacan is one of the most charming neighbourhoods in all of Mexico City, and it is perfectly possible to spend a whole afternoon walking around the streets, looking at the beautiful buildings, and taking in the atmosphere. A walk through the streets of this area will take you to the birthplace of...

Museo Soumaya

Mexico City is slowly but surely turning itself into a must visit destination for tourists by creating a number of new important galleries and museums. The Soumaya Museum opened in its new location in the upscale Polanco neighbourhood in 2011 and cost $70 million to build. As you might expect, the...

Mercado de La Lagunilla

Mexico City is full of markets. Whether you are looking for clothes, food, trinkets, furniture, or electronics, you will be able to find ample options within the many markets of the city. But many of the markets can be enjoyed without spending any money at all. La Lagunilla is a market that opens on...

UNAM Sculpture Garden

UNAM is the most famous university in all of Mexico, but it is not only a site of academic excellence. The grounds of the university campus are particularly beautiful and open to everyone – so beautiful, in fact, that they are now a UNESCO heritage site. On your visit, you will not want to miss the...

Museo de El Carmen

Located in the beautiful neighbourhood of San Angel (not too far away from Coyoacan), the Museo de el Carmen is the site of a Catholic monastery that dates right back to the 17th century. This is one of the most dramatic buildings in all of the city and it should not be missed. If you can understand...

Plaza Garibaldi

Mexico is famous for its mariachi bands, and you don’t have to play top dollar at a fancy restaurant to have mariachi musicians come to your table and serenade you. Plaza Garibaldi, located in the city’s historic centre, is a place where mariachi bands congregate and play famous Mexican songs every...

Chapultepec Zoo

Located within Chapultepec Park, entry to this zoo is complete free of charge, seven days of week. If you are short on cash and are struggling to find a family friendly activity, this is 100% the place for you. From polar bears to penguins, lions to meerkats, Chapultepec zoo is home to an incredible...