Roman Catholic church, basilica and National shrine of Mexico built near the hill of Tepeyac where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism, the basilica is visited by several million people every year, especially on December 12th, Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Feast day.
“Also worth visiting is the really spooky UNAM sculpture park which has this crazy amphitheater in the middle of it strewn with volcanic rocks and where you can catch an amazing view of the city.” — El Búho
“I love walking down the little cobbled streets of Coyoacán, not just in the center but also into the area which has this almost village atmosphere to it, dotted with little churches, local celebrations, and feels a long way from the hustle of Juarez or the Zona Rosa.” — El Búho
“Plaza Garibaldi, even if you are skeptical about its tourist-trap shine, is an experience worth living. Hoards of different groups, mariachi or son jarocho, stalk the square looking for customers to pay them per song upon request. You get a personal experience: a one on one concert of any Mexican classic played right in front of you by these incredible musicians. Well worth it!” — El Búho
“I go for San Ángel for its range of different little boutiques, trendy food shops, tourist wares, and a few little gems hidden around the streets. It was my go to place to take friends looking for a souvenir and also a great place to wander around.” — El Búho
“The Bosques de Chapultepec are a great place to get away from the noise and madness of the city and well worth taking in the quite incredible Museo de Antropología (the best museum in the city!)” — El Búho
Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico, and is home to a large collection of significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Colombian heritage.