Lifestyle & Parenting

Following Frida: Mexico City

May 19, 2011

We traded all-inclusive beach resorts for a true urban experience in
Mexico City. After an epic four-day whirlwind tour, we uncovered the
best Ciudad de México has to offer.

can’t go to Mexico City without giving Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera a
visit. At their best friend Dolores
Olmedo’s estate
not only will you find the most comprehensive
collection of Kahlo’s work, but you will also be greeted by a slew of
colourful peacocks and adorable Mexican hairless dogs.


Bring out your inner Indiana Jones and take a
pilgrimage to the ancient Mayan city of Teotihuacan. Explore the ruins
and challenge yourself to the 365 steps of the Pyramid of the Sun the
view is spectacular and worth the hike!


We could spend hours browsing stands at La Ciudadela
Mercado de Artesanias. From their famous and gorgeous handmade Mexican
ponchos and blankets to embroidered cotton blouses, skirts and dresses to
fine leather goods to striking silver accessories and Aztec-inspired
beaded jewellery, this place has all the local flavour. Plaza de La
Ciudadela, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06040 Mexico City.


recently made San Pellegrinos list of the world’s top 50 restaurants and
we see why. If there was ever a time to test your palate with some
unusual products like corn fungus, flies or flying ant powder, this
would be it. Chef Enrique Olvera will thrill and inspire with every
dish. Yes, there is chocolate at the end.


For a night out on the town, head to Mexico Citys
hippest neighborhood, Condesa. Admire the mix of art deco and modernist
architecture from the spectacular Sky Bar of the CondesaDF
boutique hotel. What to order? Something with tequila, of course.


, located in the swanky Polanco neighborhood, offers
the most magnificent view of the city. Take a morning stroll in
Chapultepec Park, one of the worlds largest urban parks that’s three
times the size of New York’s Central Park. (Hidden at the top of
Chapultepec Park is the Chapultepec Castle, overlooking the grandiose
tree-lined Reforma Avenue, the city’s answer to Paris Champs-Elysées.)
From US$119/night,

Read more about our Ciudad de México adventures in our Editors


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