There’s so much more to Mexico than tequila and tacos. From lucha libre wrestling and mariachi bands to world-famous Day of the Dead festivals and ancient traditions dating back to the Aztec and Maya civilizations, here’s how to experience Mexican culture in its epicenter, Mexico City.
- Sample Mexico’s culinary delights—including delicious quesadillas, pozole, and tamales—on a food tour of Mexico City’s Polanco, Coyoacan, or Roma Norte neighborhoods.
- Ply the colorful floating gardens of Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a traditional trajinera boat cruise.
- Experience the thrill of a lucha libre wrestling match and cheer on the técnicos and rudos in their brightly colored masks.
- Listen to live mariachi music in Plaza Garibaldi or dance the night away at one of Mexico’s City coolest salsa clubs.
- Marvel at the masterpieces of one of Mexico’s most iconic artists at the Frida Kahlo Museum (Museo Frida Kahlo, aka the Blue House).
- Learn the secrets of traditional Mexican cuisine with a culinary walking tour of the local markets, followed by a private or small-group cooking class.
- Uncover Mexico’s ancient history as you explore the Teotihuacán archeological site or the National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia).