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Places of Interest in Mexico City

The downtown area of Mexico City is life, shopping, art and culture. Discover some of the tourist attractions in Mexico City near Metropol Hotel and make plans to visit them in your upcoming visit to our city.

Alameda Central

Address: Hidalgo Avenue, Historic Center, Mexico City. Situated within a 3-minute walk from the hotel.

The Alameda Central was re-inaugurated in 2012 with numerous improvements. Its sculptures, such as the La Vida y La Paz and the Monumento a Beethoven and fountains like the Primavera and Neptuno y los Tritones, are a big attraction for visitors. The Hemiciclo a Juarez is also in the Alameda Central.

Madero Street. (Within a 7-minute walk from the hotel)

Probably the most popular street, ultimate tourist corridor in Mexico City. It is a pedestrian avenue with numerous businesses, from international stores to restaurants, cafeterias, banks and historical buildings. In December 2016, visitors had the chance of enjoying an artificial snowfall as part of the Snow Parade.

Casa de los Azulejos

Address: Ave. Francisco I. Madero 4, Historic Center, Mexico City. Situated within an 8-minute walk from Metropol Hotel.

Its façade of Poblana Talavera pottery is a precious way to show the novo-hispanic baroque architecture and is one of the biggest attractions of Mexico City’s Historic Center; inside it there’s a mural of Jose Clemente Orozco. Nowadays is used as a Sanborns department store and restaurant.

Palace of Fine Arts

Address: Juarez Ave. Corner Eje Central, Historic Center, 06050. Mexico City. Situated within a 9-minute walk from the hotel.

The maximum house of culture in Mexico, a UNESCO artistic monument since 1987, has welcomed artists like Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti and orchestras like the London and New York Philharmonics. To know its halls you can enjoy completely free guided visits, subject to availability from Tuesday to Friday.

Franz Mayer Museum

Address: Hidalgo Ave. 45, Historic Center, Mexico City. Situated 11 minutes away from Metropol Hotel.

It presents a collection of decorative arts from the XVI to XIX centuries, temporary expositions and pieces of silver, pottery, textiles, sculptures and paintings. You can enjoy guided visits, concerts and shows that promote the culture of our country.

Mexico City’s Zocalo

Address: Plaza de la Constitucion, Historic Center, Mexico City. Situated within a 10-minute drive or a 16-minute walk from Metropol Hotel.

A walk around the Zocalo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Templo Mayor is a must for your visit to Mexico City. It is currently used as a gathering point, for concerts and massive expositions.

Palace of Mining

Address: Tacuba #5, Historic Center, Mexico City. Situated within a 12 minute walk from Metropol Hotel.

A masterpiece of America’s neoclassicism, it has the sculpture of El Caballito among its attractions, created by the sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsá.

Other attractions in downtown Mexico City near Metropol Hotel:

  • Museum of Memory and Tolerance: Just 2 minutes from the hotel.
  • Museum of Popular Art: 2 minutes away.
  • Metropolitan Theater: 3 minutes away.
  • La Ciudadela: 7 minutes away.


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