Top Attractions In Mexico City For Free

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

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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 Museum

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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...
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Free

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...

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Amsterdam

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  • A flexible sightseeing bus ride in Central Amsterdam.
  • An opportunity to see the city's highlights without the hassle of working out public transport timetables.
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Free

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...

Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combi Ticket

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  • A super saver combi ticket for a 1 hour canal boat trip and single entry to the Rijksmuseum.
  • Satisfy your inner culture vulture with works of art plus canals and architecture.
  • Use these tickets on the same day, or different days,...
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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;...

Amsterdam Layover: Airport Transit City Tour

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  • Three-hour tour to explore Amsterdam during your layover
  • With the possibility to extend and customize to the hours you have to wait.
  • Private driver to show you around the city.
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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...

Delft, The Hague & Madurodam Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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  • Six-hour tours in two important Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague.
  • Multilingual guide who will provide extensive explanation throughout the tour in your preferred language.
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors to other...
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Free

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...

Photo Shoot in Dutch Traditional Costume in Amsterdam

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  • Photoshoot wearing a traditional Dutch costume with iconic items like Gouda cheese, tulips and clogs.
  • Costumes available for men, women, girls and boys.
  • Up to 25 people can be in the picture.
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Free

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...

Expert Led Tour of the Rijksmuseum with Admission Tickets

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  • 2 hours and a half guided tour with an expert through the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
  • Explanation about the artworks of Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt and Vermeer.
  • Visit to one of the world's great museums.
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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...

Amsterdam Small-Group City Segway Tour

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  • One and a half hour tour in a small group through the highlights of Amsterdam's city center on a Segway.
  • Maximum of 7 people in the group guided by an expert local guide.
  • Fun and exciting way of going around the city to see...
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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...

Red Light District and Jordaan District with Private Guide in Amsterdam

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Four-hour walking tour with a private guide through Amsterdam's most important sites.
  • Includes the famous Red Light District, Jordaan District and the lively Albert-Cuyp Market.
  • Personalized experience with your group and a...
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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...

Van Gogh Museum and Canal Cruise Ticket Skip-the-line

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  • An opportunity to visit one Holland's best art museums and discover the incredible life of the Italian Surrealist painter Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Go sightseeing in the historic centre of Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise.
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