Mexico City, Mexico

  • Mexico City is a dense urban spread of both cosmopolitan style and history. It’s currently enjoying a cultural renaissance with booming culinary and art scenes.
  • Formerly known as Tenochtitlan, sacred city and capital of the Aztecs from 1325 to 1521.
  • Murals by Diego Rivera span the interior of the grandiose Palacio Nacional.
  • Home to the postclassical Templo Mayor, a 13th century Aztec temple.
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The City of Palaces


Built over the sacred remains of Tenochtitlan, the illustrious Aztec City, Mexico City’s artistic history dazzles its guests at every turn. From Centro Historico, the city’s historic center extending in all number of directions to 18th century palaces to the Art Nouveau exterior of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the city overwhelms the senses. An abundance of historic structures anticipate your exploration. Between visits, dine on hot tortas and sip on local mezcal, tequila’s smoky relative. By population, this is the largest city in North America. On vacation, dozens of high-end restaurants, shopping retreats, and candlelit bars beg to be discovered.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
  • Time Zone
    Central Time Zone UTC-06:00
  • Elevation
    7,382 Feet
  • Average Temperature
    78° F
  • Currency
    Peso

Fresh Things To Do

Featured Activity


  • Chapultepec Castle and Park

    Situated atop Chapultepec Hill at more than 7,600 feet above sea level, Chapultepec Castle is the former residence of Maximilian the I, an emperor during the Second Mexican Empire. Built in 1785, the stately structure has also served as a military academy and as the backdrop to Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet.

    Monument to the Niños Héroes. These statues pay respect to the young locals who defended the castle during the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War in 1847.

    Chapultepec Park. Close to 1,700 acres, this is one of the largest city parks in North America and worth a long afternoon’s visit. The Museo Casa Luis Barragan, former home of the famous architect, the Museo de Arte Moderno, and Museo del Caracol can all be found within or near the park.

    Lake life. Lago Menor (Smaller Lake) and Lago Major (Larger Lake) feature paddleboats and rowboats for rent. Multiple fountain features can also be seen around the park, including one covered in tile from Don Quixote.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Mexico City Vacation

    Thanks to its location and high elevation (7,300+ feet above sea level), Mexico City enjoys weather that's about as pleasant as it gets. Nights can get chilly in the winter, but it's nothing a jacket can't fix. The climate is mild and the coldest months are December and January. April and May mark the warmest months of the year, though the heat never reaches uncomfortable temperatures.

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Map of Mexico City, Mexico

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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