The Atlas Obscura Guide To Mexico City
165 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Mexico City, Mexico
Updated May 5, 2023
Unusual Attractions in Mexico City
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Mexico City's Centro Histórico
Anchored by the Zócalo plaza and the architectural splendor of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City's historic center rightfully draws scores of visitors from around the world. If you look, smell, and taste carefully, you’ll also find a universe of culinary offerings that tells stories of immigration, adaptation, and imagination. With the help of Culinary Backstreets, we assembled a primer on eating and drinking your way through the district.
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What Will Mexico City Do With 2,000 Mammoth Bones?
The fate of an enormous trove of fossils hangs in the balance.
by Luke Fater
How Mexico City Crowdsourced a Map of Its Riotous Informal Bus System
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by Anna Phelan
In Mexico City, the Coronavirus Is Bringing Back Aztec-Era ‘Floating Gardens’
Business is booming for farmers who plant on man-made islands.
by Amanda Gokee
Street Musicians Have Turned Mexico City Into One Giant Music Venue
Not everyone welcomes the performances, but they're traveling far and taking risks to get by.
by Ellen Freeman
How to Feed a Megacity Like the Aztecs
The chinampas that nourished Tenochtitlan may hold the key to better urban gardens.
by Reina Gattuso
How Mexico's Most Sorrowful Spirit Became a Cultural Phenomenon
As America's immigrant population grows, so does La Llorona's cultural stature.
by Winnie Lee