Baroque palaces and energetic streets, old-school taquerías and contemporary art: experience this beguiling metropolis with Moon Mexico City.
Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps or follow a self-guided walk through Mexico City's most interesting neighborhoods
See the Sights: Wander the ruins of Tenochtitlán at the Museo del Templo Mayor or visit Frida Kahlo's home. Explore the colorful Mercado de la Merced, admire Mexico City's sleek contemporary art museum, or venture into the past at the National Museum of Anthropology
Get a Taste of the City: Feast on tacos al pastor from a street stand or indulge in the foodie scene with a multicourse meal of creative ceviche and mole negro dishes. Sip tequila and snack on botanas with locals at a cantina, belly up to the bar at a taqueria, or try Oaxacan-style chiles rellenos at a beloved family-owned spot
Bars and Nightlife: Sip your way through a dazzling array of traditional dance halls, chic nightclubs, and hip mezcal hideaways
Trusted Advice: Julie Meade, who lived in Mexico for 10 years, shares her cultural and artistic expertise on her beloved city
Itineraries and Day Trips: Head out to Cuernavaca, Puebla, or the ancient pyramid ruins of Teotihuacán or follow itineraries ranging from family friendly tours to a lazy market Saturday, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit
Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your own, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
Handy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture of Mexico City, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your bag
With Moon Mexico City's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the city. Exploring more of Mexico? Check out Moon San Miguel de Allende or Moon Yucatán Peninsula. Looking for another world-class city? Try Moon Buenos Aires.
About the Author
Julie Doherty Meade grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and spent her childhood hiking, camping, and traveling throughout the Golden State. After graduating from college, she took her first trip to Mexico, where she was immediately drawn to the country's warm people and fascinating culture. The following year, Julie returned to Mexico and decided to extend her stay indefinitely.
For almost ten years, Julie lived, worked, and traveled throughout Mexico. She saw Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos speak to a crowd in San Cristóbal de las Casas, helped run a fine art gallery in San Miguel de Allende, and taught English to five-year-olds in Mexico City. During her years in the capital, she was schooled in advanced Mexican slang, developed a strong affinity for early-morning café con leche in old Chinese coffee shops, and spent hours seeking out the best bookstores, most interesting architecture, and tastiest bites in the city's diverse neighborhoods.
Julie currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Arturo, her son, Mariano, and her chihuahua, Tequila. She writes and copyedits for several New York publications and visits Mexico every chance she gets. Julie is also the author of Moon San Miguel de Allende and Moon Living Abroad in Mexico.