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Mexico City

History, Culture, And Excitement Come Alive Around Every Turn

When you stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City - Centro Historico by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, you are in the heart of the historic and cultural areas of Mexico City.

Walk just steps from our front door and you are enveloped in the rich heritage that dates back to Mexico’s earliest days.

There so many things to do, see, and experience in Mexico City such as the Plaza de la Constitucion, where Mexico was born. From every side of the Zocalo there are historic buildings and traditional Spanish colonial architecture.

Tour the Palacio Nacional (National Palace) to see the site of the original Montezuma Palace, and the Metropolitan Cathedral — a “must see” attraction here.

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Templo Mayor

If you want to immerse yourself in Mexican history, visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site, an Aztec temple recently discovered in the heart of modern Mexico City, built in the 14th century in honor of the Aztec gods of war and water.

Other historic sites include the Palacio Cultura Banamex, the Palacio de Mineria, and the Palacio de Belles Artes (the most recognizable structure/attraction in the city and well within walking distance from the hotel), and the Museo Franz Mayer.

For a great way to get around the city and catch all of the important highlights, the popular double-decker Turibus is a great way to go as it circles many of the city’s most important sites, and features timed audio descriptions of each location. Mexico City’s subway system can also be easily accessed at the Zocalo. Click here for our Turibus Hotel Special and Package!

Golden Angel of Independence

For further exploration, a short taxi ride will bring you to Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum, Chapultepec Park, which houses the Castle of Chapultec, a museum that overlooks the park, Xochimilco, and the Pyramids of Teotihuacan.

Perhaps the most recognizable icon of Mexico City, the golden Angel of Independence, is found on the elegant Paseo de la Reforma, which was modeled after the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Mexico City has approximately 160 museums, 100 art galleries, and 30 concert halls. Notable artist Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo lived in the southern suburb of Coyoacán, where several of their homes, studios, and art collections are open to the public.


Mexico City attractions not to be missed:

Basilicas of Guadalupe

The pilgrimage churches of Guadalupe which includes a number of basilicas and museums.

Templo Mayor

A museum built to house the overflow from the National Museum of Anthropology to accommodate the numerous finds unearthed in the city.

House of Masks (Casa de los Mascarones)

Housing many native artifacts, this building also has the finest Churrigueresque façade on any secular building in the city.

Museo Nacional de Arte

With 22 rooms displaying exhibits ranging from Mayan sculptures and Spanish colonial religious items to 19th century landscape paintings to contemporary art.

Plaza Garibaldi

A square surrounded by cafés and restaurants that is a favorite of visitors who find groups of musicians playing folk music here.

School of Fine Arts (Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas)

Here in the corridors on the second floor hang two large works by Rufino Tamayo, "The Birth of our Nationality" and "Mexico Today." On the third floor is a painting by Diego Rivera, "Man at the Turning-Point" (1934), a copy of that done for the Rockefeller Center in New York which was painted over because of its Marxist trend. There is also an interesting series of frescos by David Álfaro Siqueiros depicting Democracy and the last Aztec ruler Cuauhtémoc, created using a spray-gun. The work entitled "Catharsis" by José Clemente Orozco was painted in 1934.

Square of the Three Cultures (Plaza de las Tres Culturas)

The Plaza occupies roughly the same site as the main square of the pre-Columbian town of Tlatelolco, Tenochtitlán's great rival until 1473, when the Aztecs captured the town and killed its ruler by hurling him from the principal pyramid.

Viceregal Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca Virreinal/Virreynal)

At the west end of the Alameda the Pinacoteca Virreinal (Viceregal Picture Gallery) is housed in the old conventual church of San Diego, built between 1594 and 1621. The pictures displayed in the church, the chapels and the cloister are by leading artists of the colonial period (16th-19th c.), including Simón Pereyns, Baltazar de Echave Orio, Cristóbal de Villalpando, Juan Rodríguez Juárez, José María de Ibarra, Miguel Cabrera and José María Tresguerras.

Ballet de Folklorico

A folkloric ballet ensemble where, for five decades, it has presented dances in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico. Many of the ensemble's works reflect the traditions of indigenous Mesoamerican culture. Click here for more information about our Ballet Folklorico Hotel Special & Package!

From the front door of our hotel, the history, culture, and excitement of Mexico City comes alive around you. We invite you to come discover it all….

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