Things to do on weekdays in Mexico City

things to do in Mexico City
Updated 2019-11-12 08:41

One thing that you will start to notice in Mexico City is how different neighbourhoods feel differently and, as such, they have different rhythms and pace as well as activities to offer. This is why it's such a great joy to take the Metro to a random station and just start walking around to get a sense of your surroundings. Artists of all types thrive in this city, for this reason, and during weekdays, you can really appreciate the nuances and styles that different parts of the city offer.

Culture and history

There are many things that you can do on weekdays in Mexico City, and many people do appreciate being able to do them on these days as places are so much less crowded, more than anything with respect to the groups of families that tend to come out in throngs on the weekend. Visiting museums and cultural centres is preferred on these days as there isn't a sort of rushed energy abound.

For high culture, there are a lot of fine institutions such as the National Museum of Art, but if you would like to see priceless collections from all over the world as well, you have to pay a visit to the Soumaya museum in Polanco. It's free every day and features a large part of the private collection of the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim. Everything from important Mexican paintings to Greek and Roman Statues is featured for your enjoyment.

Walking tours

If you are quite new to the city, you can't go wrong with a walking tour. These take place in the most historically rich parts of the city and serve as idyllic crash courses into what the city has seen and lived through. A popular pass time is to take a Turibus tour bus that rides around different parts of the city. They are unforgettable experiences on a bright sunny day, and you will learn about the history of different neighbourhoods. You should also head to the historic downtown district and partake in the gorgeous architecture that provides this city with much of its identity.

Get a birds-eye view of the city

To get a birds-eye view of the city, you can do so by heading to the popular passageway Madero and taking the elevator up the Latin-American Tower which stands at 600 feet and gives you an idea of how the city is laid out and what types of volcanic chains give this valley city it's topographical character.

Explore the local food scene

As you start to accrue experiences, you will find that it will become second nature finding something to eat, and start to notice that most people have their preferences for drinking coffee or just hanging about. For instance, many people like to buy cups of fruit or a coconut from street vendors that usually set up shop around work areas, schools and parks. You will gain an understanding of what types of places offer what and how to satisfy different levels of hunger. So you can really just go with your gut.

Especially in areas with a lot of foot traffic, like in downtown, you can always find neat places to stop by, such as the charming cantinas, or bars, where you can rest, have a drink, listen to some music and grab a bite of authentic Mexican cuisine. Those who do like these types of environments should make an effort to research those that have historical significances like El Gallo Oro, a cantina that maintains a rather elegant demeanour that speaks to Mexican history itself. In fact, many political figures, poets, painters, and so forth have stopped by for many decades and revelled in its bright and lively atmosphere.

Food markets

As you start to start to get acquainted with different tastes, especially those that are salty and sweet, you will start to develop a predisposition to keep an eye out for whatever calls out to you. Public markets are wonderful places for this reason, not only can you find them in almost any neighbourhood, but they offer all kinds of aromas, fresh produce and tasty prepared options at affordable prices.

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