Mexico City Holidays: An Overview

The ancient capital of the Mexican Empire and the capital city of modern Mexico sits at an altitude of 6,600ft above sea level in an old lake basin surrounded by volcanic mountains.

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  • This enormous city has fantastic museums, excellent restaurants, great nightlife, bags of culture, and superb hotels. Phew!

Luxury Holidays to Mexico City: The Detail

Home to over 18 million people, this is one of the world's mega-cities, but in spite of the urban sprawl, it contains pockets of great beauty and historical interest, in recognition of which it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The different cultures that have inhabited the city over the centuries have left an interesting architectural legacy. The modern city was founded on the ruins of the ancient Aztec site of Tenochtitlan, the excavated remains of which can be seen close to the Zocalo - the vast central square. Alongside such pre-Hispanic remains are colonial era buildings such as the richly ornamented national cathedral at one end of the Zocalo, and the National Palace, which houses Diego Rivera murals depicting the country's history.

The historic centre contains many other palaces, mansions and churches interspersed with modern skyscrapers, and there is plenty of green space too, notably vast Chapultepec Park. Leafy upmarket residential districts such as Condesa, Roma and Polanco are filled with beautiful buildings and stylish restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Mexico City also has a large number of quality museums, chief among them the National Museum of Anthropology & Archaeology, housing priceless artefacts from Mexico's early civilizations such as the Maya, Toltec, Zapotec and Aztec cultures.


A note on price

A cheeky week on the beach can cost from around £2000 per person including flights, whereas an adventurous (and luxurious!) journey around the best bits of Mexico might cost more like £6000 or upwards. Learn more about our pricing

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Teotihuacan Ruins

Teotihuacan Pyramids

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Near to Mexico City lies the unmissable - and enormous - pre-Aztec site of San Juan Teotihuacán.

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St Regis Mexico City

St Regis Mexico City

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Overlooking the Pasea de la Reforma in the heart of Mexico City, the St Regis Mexico City sits within the 31 storey Torre Libertad, designed by revered architect Cesar Pelli.

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The Condesa

The Condesa

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The Condesa is a stylish design hotel where all the furniture is individually crafted for each individual space.

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Art Tours in Mexico City

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As the birthplace of the legendary feminist artist Frida Kahlo, there is understandably a vibrant and creative artistic presence within Mexico City. The city is peppered with galleries and workshops, and new examples of street art appear almost daily.

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Four Seasons Mexico City, luxury hotel in Mexico

Four Seasons Mexico City

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The Four Seasons in Mexico City is ideally situated on the Paseo de la Reforma, near Chapultepec Park, the National Museum of Anthropology and History, shopping and residential areas.

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Gastronomy in Mexico City

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Mexican cuisine was added to the intangible UNESCO World Heritage list back in 2010, therefore it seems only right that whilst exploring the capital city, one should indulge in all manner of Mexican gastronomic delights.

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