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Mexico City, Mexico

Salón de Cabildos (City Hall)

History is on display in this hall, which has served as the seat of city government for centuries.
Mexico City, Mexico

Librería Porrúa's Sor Juana Book Mosaic

This mosaic made out of books represents one of Colonial Mexico's most important literary figures.
Mexico City, Mexico

Secretariat of Public Education Murals

Diego Rivera hid various people and symbols in his first large-scale mural project.
Mexico City, Mexico

La Vasconia

Founded by a Basque immigrant, Mexico City's oldest bakery has a history dating back to 1870.
Mexico City, Mexico

Dulcería de Celaya

Sample sweets at an Art Nouveau candy shop that's been in business since 1874.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo del Calzado (Footwear Museum)

This covert museum showcases booties worn by a rescue dog and slippers owned by Queen Elizabeth II.
Mexico City, Mexico

Casa de la Memoria Indómita (House of Indomitable Memory)

Its exhibits are dedicated to educating the public about state terrorism in Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monumento a la Revolución

Many people don't realize there’s a lot going on in—and below—the world’s tallest triumphal arch.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pantheon of San Fernando

The burial place of some of Mexico's most prominent residents is full of macabre stories and hidden masonic symbols.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo del Pulque y las Pulquerías

Explore the history of Mexico's lesser-known ancient alcoholic beverage.
Mexico City, Mexico

'El Baile de los 41' ('Dance of the 41') Memorial Plaque

A tribute to the 20th-century ball that cast a spotlight on Mexico’s LGBTQ community.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mercado San Juan

CDMX's home for the world's culinary delights.
Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza Santos Degollado

A grand entrance to one of the world's smallest Chinatowns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de Arte Popular

An airy Art Deco space devoted to the weird and wonderful folk art traditions of Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

'El Vochol'

A Volkswagen Beetle decorated with millions of beads connects Mexico's past and future.
Mexico City, Mexico

José Luis Cuevas Museum

Its most enigmatic sculpture is a giantess with a ghostly face on her knee.
Mexico City, Mexico

Franz Mayer Museum Silver Collection

A shining treasure trove of fine Mexican silver dating back to the 15th century.
Mexico City, Mexico

Franz Mayer Museum Courtyard

These museum grounds are a Dalai Lama-declared peace oasis.
Mexico City, Mexico

Benjamín Carrión Statue

An ode to a chess-loving diplomat.
Mexico City, Mexico

Alexander Von Humboldt Monument

A bronze statue of the famed Prussian naturalist commemorates the year he spent in Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa de los Azulejos

Once home to an aristocratic family and a workers' organization, this intricately tiled building now houses a chain restaurant.
Mexico City, Mexico

'Huellas de la Octava' ('Footprints of the Eighth')

A series of mosaics in Mexico City's Historic Center celebrate the Basque Country's "eighth province"—its diaspora.
Mexico City, Mexico

Taquería Los Cocuyos

This one-window stand has been home to a giant vat of slowly simmering meats and an array of unique tacos for almost 50 years.