A vibrant tangle of language, emotion, and color, Mexico City is a dizzying destination with deep roots and a prominent culture you'll fall in love with on landing.
A city just recently discovered by tourists, and still pretty under-the-radar, Mexico’s sprawling capital is a Latin American gem hiding in plain sight. With beautiful colonial architecture, the second-highest concentration of museums in the world (after Paris), a robust world-class food scene, and a forgotten world of Mesoamerican pyramids within arm’s reach, the mecca of Mexico City is a land-locked, traffic-jammed sensation of history and warmth.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are perhaps the most prominent Mexican artists of the 20th century, known for their exquisite portraiture and turbulent marriage. While Mexico boasts no shortage of landmarks paying homage to the two, their home and studio compound preserved in San Angel, Mexico City, is a particularly remarkable testament and window into their strange and unconventional world.
For over 15 years chef Enrique Olvera’s Pujol has been one of the city's most popular restaurants and even named Mexico City’s best by the Wall Street Journal. The dining room is dark and minimalistic, allowing guests to indulge wholeheartedly in Olvera’s signature molecular concoctions, such as the baby corn, powdered chicatana ant, coffee, and costeño chile mayonnaise dish.
In the trendy design neighborhood of Colonia Roma Norte, indie boutique 180° turns mass-produced fast-fashion upside-down. Part of the 2011 new wave business scene exemplifying local, sustainable Mexican design and creativity, 180° is as authentic as it gets featuring exclusive pieces sourced locally and produced in the small workshop upstairs.