Vital Facts and Numbers
Currency: Mexican Pesos
Dialling Code: +52
Emergency Number: 060/080
Where To Stay
… for a boutique hotel well versed in the artistic fusion of modernity and comfort. The ultimate combination of luxury service and state of the art amenities ideally situated in one of Mexico City’s most exclusive and famous districts.
La Valise Hotel
… for a boutique hotel in one of Mexico City’s hippest neighbourhoods, with a penchant for luxurious modernism and Mesoamerican references.
Four Seasons Mexico City
… for the guaranteed luxury that comes with a globally established five star brand, a stones throw away from the Chapultepec Park.
Address: Av. Paseo de la Reforma 500, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F.
Telephone: +52 55 5230 1818
Where To Eat
… for a meal that reinvents Mexican traditions with impeccable attention to detail, at a restaurant thought by some to be one of the best in the whole country.
La Fonda Del Recuerdo
… for a meal that represents the authentic flavours of Veracruz , often referenced as one of the best places in Mexico City to get traditional Mexican food.
… for days when you leave the house feeling indecisive, grab a bite to eat at Mexico City’s gourmet food hall.
What To Do
Ride the Trajineras on Xochimilco Canals
… for a chance to explore the canals of Xochimilco on beautiful trajineras or canoes
Address: Avenida Mercado 133, Xochimilco, Barrio Xaltocan, 16090 Ciudad de México, D.F.
Telephone: +52 55 5676 8879
Frida Kahlo Museum
… for a chance to deeply immerse yourself in the work of Frieda Kahlo, in the house where she was born, grew up, lived with her husband and died.
… for a day of exploring over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th and 20th century art and European old masters of modern western art like Rodin, Dali and Tintoretto
With The Family
… for a chance to appreciate the outdoors in the first and most important of Mexico City’s ‘lungs’. There are pony rids and bike rentals for kids as well as open air concerts over the weekend.
Address: Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc 11100 Ciudad de Mexico, D.F.
Mexico City is one of Latin America’s most important economic centres. The city produces approximately 15.8% of Mexico’s GDP, and is ranked as the 8th richest urban agglomeration in the world, after Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, London and Osaka. Excluding the rest of the country, Mexico City would rank as the 30th largest economy in the world.
Mexico City’s main industries are related to construction and the production of iron and steel, furniture, plastics, cement, textiles and yarn. Their tourism industry also provides a significant boost to the city’s economy.
A lot of Mexico’s largest banks have their headquarters in Mexico City, as well as insurance companies and international financial service companies and the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores). Mexico City’s Citigroup produces almost three times as much revenue than all 16 other branches in Latin America.
Central Tourist Office
Address: Avenida Nuevo Leon 56. Col. Hipodromo Condesa, 06100 Mexico D.F.
Telephone: +52 55 5212 0257
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700