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Free Things To Do In Mexico City

The densely-populate capital city of Mexico is a place that’s absolutely teeming with a rich, abundant historic past.

It’s home to dozens of ancient churches and cathedrals, old-time plazas and squares and as much Mexican food as you can muster!

In a city as busy and bustling as Mexico City, it can be hard to know how to plan your itinerary and way around the city, so we’ve put together our own list to help you plan your trip.

Below, you can find the 10 best free attractions in Mexico City, as well as the top paid attractions too.

Free Attractions in Mexico City

Top Rated Mexico City Attractions


Centro Historico

Without a doubt one of the best free attractions in Mexico City is the Centro Historico.

The Centro Historico is the historical centre of the city and is home to the famous main square known as Zocalo.

Centro Historico is a great place in the city to visit if you’re a history and architecture buff as there’s plenty of famous buildings located within the centre.

You’ll find the main Aztec temple, Templo...

Tickets to Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Museum Skip The Line FREE CANCELATION

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  • Thus is an amazing tour which takes you around Frida Kahlo Museum. In this tour, you will appreciate the life work of Frida Kahlo, you will get to see her paintings, the inspiration behind her paintings, and different stages set for exhibitions.
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Catedral Metropolitana

Renowned for being the oldest church in the Americas, Catedral Metropolitana is one of the best free attractions in Mexico City that simply can’t be missed!

You’ll get to see the rich interior of the church that’s simply teeming with gold and ornately decadent sculptures, statues and artwork.

The Catedral Metropolitana is located in the very centre of Mexico City so it’s in a great location if you want...

Experience Mexico City: Cantinas, Lucha Libre and Mariachi in Garibaldi Square

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  • It is a tour in Mexico City that includes several exciting experiences in the city with a professional guide that will allow you to enjoy a night in the city like a local.
  • This tour includes a great dining experience at a traditional Cantina that allows participants to enjoy a unique tasting experience of Traditional Mexican cuisines
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Chapultepec Park

Chapultepec Park is one of the top parks in the city and is well worth a visit if you’re travelling to Mexico City with kids.

The park is also home to the Chapultepec Zoo which is actually one of the most visited zoos in the whole world!

Here you can see pandas, tigers, lions, giraffes and a whole wealth of other exotic animals.

Kids are sure to love the vast open space that Chapultepec Park offers, as well as a...

National Museum of Anthropology is Mexico City's largest museum

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  • The richness of ancient Miso-America is on full display, replete with statuary, art objects, jewelry and more, all curled with an eye to both anthropology and archaeology. In fact, the collection is so extensive that hiring a private guide may help take you through the highlights. Either way, this is a MUST in Mexico City.

    Each of the...read more

Avenida Reforma

Avenida Reforma is said to be one of the coolest places in Mexico City as it’s home to plenty of monuments and eclectic sights on both side of the street.

While you can walk down the street and admire everything on foot at any time of day or night, one of the best ways to experience this famous Mexico City street is to actually bike down it!

Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about paying to rent or hire a bicycle;...

Gold Pass 5 days - 12 attractions

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  • The Passport Mexico is an e-ticket that allows you to have access to the most important attractions in Mexico City. For a single price you can visit all the different attractions you want, saving your time and money.

    The Passport Mexico will make your trip to Mexico City easier, leaving you more time to visit attractions and live the...read more

Palacio Nacional

Palacio Nacional is the National Palace of Mexico and is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico.

Situated in the main square, the Palacio Nacional is also home to one of the top free attractions in Mexico City that tourists absolutely love to see when visiting the city.

Inside the Palacio Nacional, you’ll find a collection of Diego Rivera’s murals; something which is incredibly special and sacred to the people...

15 Day Pass- more than 22 attractions Mexico city

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  • Explore the best of what Mexico City has to offer with the Xolotl Passport Mexico. This is a money-saving attraction pass that offers access to up to 24 of Mexico City's most popular sites. It grants access to tours and attractions. You can go on guided tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids, enjoy a Lucha Libre evening or try some delicious...read more

Plaza de las Tres Culturas

Mexico City certainly isn’t short on eclectic historic sites and stories and the Plaza de las Tres Culturas is just one of the places in the city that you can see culture, history and architecture come together.

Plaza de las Tres Culturas is an archaeological site and is also home to a colonial-period church and modern apartments.

These three things represent the three main cultures that Mexico City has experienced over...

Ticket to Monument and Museum of the Revolution in Mexico City

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  • In the monument you will first know the foundations and part of their history. Afterwards you will visit the museum where will know part of the history of Mexico full of battles and heroes. From there you can take the panoramic elevator to climb to the...read more

Mercado de la Ciudadela

There are numerous markets spread out across the city, but arguably one of the very best is the Mercado de la Ciudadela market.

Here you can find a plethora of handmade crafts that have been created all around Mexico, including pottery, jewellery, cards and a whole wealth of other creations.

You don’t even have to visit Mercado de la Ciudadela with the intention of purchasing anything; simply just admiring all the...

11 days by the Aztec and Mayan Route:Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Cancun

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  • Take this Aztecs and Mayas Express Circuit - Package in 11 days and visit the most interesting and representatives places of Mexico: from Mexico City, Colonial Cities ato the Mexican Southest to finish this experience in the incredible Mexican Caribbean.

    All tour arrangements are done by us, so you can ensure you enjoy an incredible...read more

Museo Soumaya

Similarly to Mexico City’s vast offering of markets, the city is also home to many free museums, but none are quite like Museo Soumaya.

Museo Soumaya was created by the infamous business tycoon Carlos Slim, and is now home to an eclectic collection of private art.

Not only is this a great free attraction in Mexico City if you have a particular penchant for all things art, but you can also see some of Carlos Slim’s...

Museo del Templo Mayor Tickets

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    This enclosure houses a large part of the Mesoamerican heritage of Mexico, mainly the Mexican culture. Its collection is made up of more than 7000 different objects that narrate both cultural and historical aspects of Mesoamerican...read more

Basilica de Guadalupe

As well as being famed for the Cathedral Metropolitana, Mexico City also boats many other churches and cathedrals including the Basilica de Guadalupe.

This cathedral is said to be the second most visited church in the entire world, so even if you’re not particularly religious, you should still add it to your Mexico City travel itinerary as it’s such a pivotal part of the city.

Basilica de Guadalupe is also the...

tickets for the Museum of Anthropology

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  • The National Museum of Anthropology is one of the most important museum sites in Mexico and America, designed to house and exhibit the archeological legacy of the peoples of Mesoamerica, as well as to account for the country's current ethnic...read more

Mexico's National Autonomous University

Mexico’s National Autonomous University is also often referred to as just “UNAM” and is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico City, as well as a top university.

At UNAM, you don’t have to be a student to enjoy roaming the campus grounds and imagining what it’s like to attend the prestigious school.

While you’re there, make sure you see the mosaic mural created by Juan...

Chapultepec Castle Tickets

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  • Chapultepec Castle is a palatial construction in the center of Chapultepec Forest located in Mexico City, at an elevation of 2325 meters above sea level. It was built by Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez and Madrid on the hill of...read more
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