Mexico City is well known as the second most instagrammed destination in Mexico, pipped to the post only by perennially popular holiday hotspot Cancún. What is it about Mexico City that makes it so popular with Instagram users? The vibrant colours, historical monuments or the amazing, picture ready street food? More than likely a combination of all of the above. We’ve put together a guide to the Mexican capital’s 9 most cool spots in CDMX that you have to visit!
The Monument to the Revolution, located on la Plaza de la República, commemorates the Mexican Revolution. Considered one of the highest triumphal arch in the world, it rises to 67 metres high. A glass elevator climbs up to the dome. The breathtaking view of the city, where the emblematic historic centre is located, is considered as a unique point of view. In fact, this monument will offer.
Barely a foot in this house, and you will be transported by a mixture of colors, elementary but well thought out, while playing with light effects. Designed by the architect Luis Barragan in the late 80’s, this work will add a simple and unusual touch to your photos.
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am -2:00 pm & 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am -2:00 pm
The UNAM’s espacio escúltorico houses an ecological reserve, containing original sculptures to animate extraordinary photos. Not far away, you will also be able to find the UNAM University Cultural Center, the largest in Mexico and one of the largest and imposing in Latin America, with restaurants, libraries, concert halls, museums and many more.
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Torre Latinoamericana is a skyscraper located in the historic center of Mexico City. By its shape, height (182 m), location and history, this tower is considered one of the most important in the city. It attracts the attention of all people passing through it, from far and near, from many perspectives. Its 360° viewpoint located on its 44th floor will offer you a breathtaking view of the entire city, often considered one of the most beautiful and stunning in the city.
Opening hours : Monday – Sunday : 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Price: MXN $120 adults – MXN $80 for children & Inapam if you wish to go up to the 44th floor.
Right at the foot of the Torre Latinoamerica, stands another must-see destination of Mexico City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the first opera of Mexico, designed by the Italian architect Adamo Boari in 1901. Worth is the detour to the terrace of the Don Porfirio Caffe, where you will be able to drink coffee or eat, probably while enjoying the best view of this monument.
Stay in the historic center, and let’s head now towards the Palacio Postal. Its numerous and imposing staircases, its architecture and extraordinary ornaments inspired straight from the Baroque style will dazzle and surprise you, and for free.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Culminating at a height of 45 m, El Ángel de la Independencia is a column located on a roundabout in central Mexico City at the end of the Paseo de la Reforma. It remains one of the city’s must-see destinations.
From both inside and outside, this Museum will amaze you. And from the outside, by its strange construction. Inspired by Rodin’s works, this impressive monument will give you an absolute free rein to take your photos. Upside down, from a distance, from near up or down, your photographic mind will be inspired.
The kiosk was conceived by architect and engineer José Ramón Ibarrola, and made its first appearance as a part of a large-scale exhibit representing Mexico on the word stage.
Located in the Alameda Park, this imposing kiosk with its neo-Mudejar architectural style, almost out of an enchanted world, will delight your Instagram feed. This makes definitely a cool spots in CDMX.
The Kiosco Morisco earned the nickname the “Mexican Alhambra Palace,” as stylistically it incorporated elements that reflected the palace in Granada, Spain.