People don’t expect to love Mexico City.

When given a week off, people love to flock to Paris, London, and Barcelona. Mexico City isn’t one that gleams high fashion, or unique culinary experiences. With a population of more than 20 million, the Mexican capital is an ever changing cultural renaissance. It’s a unique place where one can essentially, time travel. You can climb Aztec temples, get a tour of the architecturally striking Museo Soumaya gifted to the late wife of millionaire Carlos Slim, and dine at world famous barbacoa restaurants. See how we spent our layover in Mexico City.

Architectural Magic

Well known Mexican business magnate, Carlos Slim built Museo Soumaya primarily for his wife, Soumaya Domit who passed away in 1999. He hired one of Mexico’s most popular architects, Fernando Romero to construct the 46 metre, 151 ft. high six story building. It opened to the public in 2011 attracting massive amounts of visitors. The exterior is phenomenal- composed by 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles. Inside, the majority of art consists of Mexican art, religious relics, as well as European art from the 15th to the 20th centuries. In 2013, it was named the most visited art museum in Mexico as well as 56th in the world.

Name: Museo Soumaya

Address: Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11529 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Feel the Energy

Everyone knows that Mexico loves soccer. The best way to get to know ones culture is to submerge oneself into it.  Mexico City is proud of their soccer team, Club América who, year after year, holds the #1 rank in the standings. Be sure to check ESPN for their schedule and you can purchase tickets via StubHub or Ticketmaster to visit their stadium, Estadio Azteca.

Name: Club América

Address: Calz. de Tlalpan 3465, Sta. Úrsula Coapa, Coyoacán, 04650 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Step Into a Dream

Hacienda de los Morales is known for being one of Mexico’s most fine places to dine. You can see almost three centuries history within the walls of the Hacienda. From the years of the old “hacienda” to the present day, you notice is a big pride for all Mexicans. The dishes are traditional- mole and barbacoa. While you savor your dishes, you’ll hear live music echoing throughout, which makes for an elegant atmosphere. It’s a true treat!

Name: Hacienda de los Morales

Address: Vazquez de Mella 525Mexico City, Mexico


Rest & Relax

Don’t stay in one of the large chain hotels when you can stay in a boutique hotel in Mexico City’s most prestigious neighborhood, Polanco. Hotel Habita has had this prime real estate on Avenida Presidente for more than 15 years. It’s minimalism decor attracts a hip crowd. Best of all, the upstairs pool desk and terrace is the best place to bask in the sun and sip margaritas during the day, while at night, the space turns into a buzzy, intimate lounge at night.

Name: Hotel Habita

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