TOP 10 Things to do in MEXICO CITY

TOP 10 Things to do in MEXICO CITY


{Spanish Translation} Hello. Welcome. We are the Vagabrothers. In this video, we are going to be talking about Mexico City. What he said is,” Hello. We’re the Vagabrothers, and this video is about Mexico City.” That’s right. Mexico City is one of the most underrated destinations on the planet, and we recently completed an awesome trip there. We made a vlog series, and we’re going to share our top 10 tips on what to do if you go to Mexico City. If you’re new, make sure to hit that subscribe button. It you’re already subscribed, turn on notifications, and get ready to take some notes because we’re going to Mexico City. First up: the Zocalo. This is the symbolic heart of Mexico. You cannot miss it because it has a giant Mexican flag. The city central square not only houses the Mexican government, but also two symbols of Mexico’s dual heritage: the Mayan Temple Major, which until recently was buried underground and the Spanish Cathedral, which was built from the stones of the Mayan temple Next up: Xochimilco When the Aztec’s built Mexico City, it was built on a lake and connected via canals. Xochimilco is a beautiful, little natural preserve outside the city center. A lot of young people go there to party; you hop in little canal boats and get toured around. Tour operators such as De la Chinampa a tu mesa will take you to some organic farms where you can sample local food and enjoy the natural vibes of Xochimilco Next up: modern Mexican Cuisine. Just forget about rice and beans and tacos.. Those things all do exist, but Mexico City is one of the culinary hotspots of the world. There are tons of great restaurants in Mexico City, but if you want a good introduction to modern Mexican cuisine, try Amaya in Colonia Juarez, which brings Baja Med style food with some great natural Mexican wine. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try Restaurante Limosneros, which goes back to the bug cuisine of early Mexico, including cavier of ant eggs and squash wrapped around goat cheese with a peublo beatle. It’s actually really delicious. To burn off all those bugs, head to the Parque Chapultepec, in particular, the Chapultepec Castle, which is a beautiful old castle on the top of a hill in one of Mexico City’s biggest parks. If you want to find more, click right here and watch the vlog, from our vlog series about Mexico City. Plus…… you can hand fed the squirrels in the park. And who doesn’t love hand feeding squirrels? Next: you’ve got to try Mezcal, which is essentially artisan tequila. Think of it more as if sipping a scotch, rather than taking a shot. Cocktail bars like Xaman blend mezcal with pre Colombian ingredients to make some really cool cocktails. If you want to try the pure thing, go to Corazon de Maguey which is south of the city in the beautiful neighborhood of Coyoacán. Also in Coyoacán is the Casa Azul, Frieda Kahlo’s childhood home where she eventually moved back in with her husband, Diego Rivera, the famous Mexican muralist. If you’re interested in art; if you’re interested in Frieda, it’s definitely worth a visit. Be careful, though, because it is quite popular with tourists, and you’re probably going to have to wait in line to get in. But there’s always a person selling fresh fruit just out front. Grab a mango. Next up: the murals of Diego Rivera. Diego Rivera was married to Frieda Kahlo, and his work was all over Mexico City. He was part of a movement by the Mexican Government to help educate the masses and instill national identity through art. The single best place to find his murals is the Palacio de Bellas Artes, a former opera house that is covered in his work along with those of the other artists of his generation. It also includes his most famous piece: Man Controller of the Universe. If museums aren’t your thing, check out the modern Mexican muralists who are putting their art work on the street. Mexico City is full of street art, and the best way to get grips on the scene is to check out Street Art Chilango. They have basically taken Instagram and mapped out all the new murals all over the city. If you’re interested in finding out more about Mexico City’s art scene, check out this vlog where we explore Frieda, Diego, and the street art scene all in one epic little vlog. Next up: the neighborhoods of Roma and Condesa. This is a beautiful place, and we would be remiss without mentioning it. It’s a formerly aristocratic spot that was destroyed in the 1985 earthquake. It’s having a really big come back. It’s a great place to go out to eat. There’s plenty of bars. Generally, it’s a really good place for you to base yourself. And last but not least, parties. Every city has bars and clubs, but Mexico City has speakeasys …like back in the day when there was prohibition and the bars had to go underground. That culture still exists, and there’s one speakeasy in particular we would recommend: the Hanky Panky. But good luck finding it. Those are our top 10 tips on Mexico City. If you have some more, add them in the comment section, and don’t forget to tag your friends in this video, and share it with your travel buddies. In the meantime, remember to stay curious, keep exploring, and we will see you guys on the road. Don’t forget to subscribe. Peace

100 Replies to “TOP 10 Things to do in MEXICO CITY

  1. Did you really say "Mayan Templo Mayor"? No way! Quite disappointed! This was Aztec (Mexican) territory. Mayas are far from here.

  2. "El Templo mayor" was not built for the mayas, but for the aztecs, the rest of the video is pretty good…

  3. Many thanks for talk about our culture that exist in Mexico the truth I like the people who are going to visit our beautiful country to get to know more than our country….Muchísimas Gracias!…

  4. i just came back from my first trip to mexico city and it was great! can't wait to go to some of the places you mentioned when i go back in december

  5. Templo mayor is AZTEC, not mayan.
    The caviar of ant eggs is called escamoles.
    The palacio de Bellas artes is not a 'foremer' opera house. compeltely. It still plays operas through the year.

  6. the pronunciation is not SHOchimilco it is XOchimilco, In this case you have to say it in this way, It is just an exception but in the other words you can say sho (XO) 4 example: xoloescuincle, Xocoyotzin, Xochipitzahuatl all this words are from Nahuatl

  7. Guys… guys…guys… One minute into your video and I had to stop it! Your intentions are great. We love it when others like our city. But, we also greatly dislike how Hollywood-trained foreigners (not you) flagrantly mispronounce geographical names (granted a lot of these names are incredibly hard to pronounce even for Spanish speaking foreigners). I know your video is intended to let others know our Mexico City is not what a silly film like "Man on Fire" portrays. So, for the time being, pronounce Xochimilco as saw-chee-MEEL-coh. Let me know how it goes. Further review will be available when I finish my morning coffee. Still loving your great videos and your awesomeness. Yes, I'm subscribing too.

  8. I am visiting mexico for 5 weeks in October and November 2017. I am interested in that little boat ride, What is the place you said it was called?

  9. Great work promoting Mexico's cool places in Mexico City.👍👍👊
    I just want to point out something important to you. At the very beginning of your video you mention that TEMPLO MAYOR is a Mayan arqueológicas site when it actually is the Aztec capital 😱😱😱oops, no harm done little mistakes occur right!!!. Keep it up and I am glad you're sharing your adventures with the world

  10. Sorry Vagabrothers but The Templo Mayor is not Mayan Culture. Is MExica culture. Correct this mistake

  11. Hello! Im from Mexico (actually Veracruz) but ive lived in CDMX and Toluca for a while…now living in seattle. Anyway! Looooved the video, made me soooo happy, it is well done and it really feels good to see not mexicans talking cool things about the contry

  12. I just can't believe you guys don't have hundreds of thousands more of subscribers and views. Unfortunately, Mexico city is always a place where you gotta be careful where you roam but, if you do, you really find that there is a lot of social, economic, cultural and natural and historical diversity.

  13. NICE! I'm headed to Mexico city in late August. I'll definitely utilize your suggestions and I WILL find the Hanky Panky 😁

  14. Everything of the content is fine but… Let's get some TACOS 🌮 CHALUPAS, SOPES, CARNITAS, BARBACOA, MIXIOTES!! Go get some real MEXICAN food 🇲🇽not that what you showed🤷🏻‍♀️🙋🏻

  15. If you are going to do a blog about Mexico City at least do some research first!!! Mayan temple??? Are you serious? Those are Aztecs remains

  16. Great video guys! Love Mexico City – so much to explore and discover. If you know where to go it really has a lot to offer. Don't miss out on the hiking and mountain climbing options, they have some awesome trails just outside the city. Look forward to seeing more content on Mexico.

  17. Sooooo good. I just moved to Mexico City and I'm gonna try to do all of these. Especially the Mexican cuisine. What's that at 1:36??? So good!

  18. @vagabrothers big mistake in your video: the temple was not mayan! It was Aztec! Enormous difference between these two cultures. Please stop stereotyping every pyramid you see by calling it Mayan. They weren't the only culture in this place building pyramids.

  19. Hi. There are no Maya nothing in Mexico city… great video thanks for sharing the world just if possible correct that. There are 53 still living other mexican groups and Mayan of course is important but is the peninsula of Yucatan and Guatemala

  20. Mayan Templo Mayor? Do you mean Aztec (Mexica) Templo Mayor? Mayans are located south in Mexico, Chiapas, Yucatan and Central America.

  21. I've always been curious about Mexico City. Besides the obvious tourist stops, your videos show some of the neighborhoods and the cool, urban vibe of this huge metropolis. You've really made me want to make the trip.

  22. SAY NO! TO LOPEZ OBRADOR, ES UN MALANDRO LADRON.
    Mexico, open your eyes, do not vote for Castro Cuban Communism.
    DO not end like the Venezuelans.

    MEJICANO, HERMANO NO VOTES FOR EL COMUNISMO.
    MIRA NUESTRA EXPERIENCIA COMO VENEZOLANOS.
    LOPEZ OBRADOR ES UN MALANDRO LADRON.
    https://www.facebook.com/RedVenezolanosenMexico/videos/396295960853214/?hc_ref=ARTob3TUXms0xydPY2cNgZVdOychZfmxDhUIN_ZLttraQ05Xn466Np_eVIEB46hG7Yw

  23. Hello…love your overview on CDMX and since I live here I know what you're talking about…just one teeny observation and if you can correct it that would be great….it's not the Mayan temple but the Main Temple of the Mexicas (Aztecs). The Mayans were farther south…the mexica empire was very powerful and I don't think they'd appreciate being confused with their brothers… Great job with everything anyway…really nice…fantastic photography!

  24. Great video!. Mexico is beautiful, so much history, culture, archeological sites and natural wonders to discover and the people is nice and friendly. The country has the largest number of ¨World heritage sites¨ in the Americas.
    Mexico City….. outstanding, you never get bored!

  25. FYI. Maya and Aztec cultures didn't live together in MX City. Mayans settled further south in the continent. I named my daughter Maya after my cultural heritage. Excellent video, Mexico City has become one of my favorite holiday destinations. Like you mentioned in the beginning a completely under rated travel destination.

  26. Mexico City, Mexico – The Home of the Stars of Samba de Amigo of Sega, the Stars of Twenty-Four Wave Swinger Beauties of DIC Entertainment and the Stars of K-9 World Cup of Tricoast Studios and Broad Green Pictures

  27. Dans Mexico Ville, un grande nombre de parents ignorent les regles sur la circulation lorsque leurs enfants sont avec eux, et bon nombre de ces parents sont des fonctionnaires responsables, consciencieux, respectueux des lois; leur avenir en depend. Si nous doublons les amendes routieres dans les capitales, nouis verrons apparaitre des rues et des adults respectueux de la loi, ce qu'on attend depuis longtemps, dans Mexico Ville. L'Organization Mondiale de la Sante, Bureau de Securite Routiere, estime que le respect des regles sur la circulation est souhaitable depuis longtemps au Mexico. Imaginer!

  28. Si vienes a la Ciudad de México, y no comes, tacos al pastor en la calle, mejor regresate a tu pais, es como si no hubieras venido ¡ 😣

  29. Xochimilco and fridas house i would skip, packed with tourists, not very cool, and you get ripped off for prices after waiting in line 2 hours. The boat ride in xochimilco I'd just a way to get you trapped toi spend money all down the river. It's a literal tourist trap.

  30. Huitzilipochtli tezcatlipoca tenochtitlan mexicas Chapultepec Tlateloco Moctezuma Texcoco Mezcal Tequila Mexico DF Zocalo Chichimecas Xochimilco Chinampas Chalupas Modern Mexican Cuisine Bajamex Canapes Parque De Chapultepec Lago De Chapultepec Castillo De Chapultepec Bosque De Chapultepec 1-2-3-4 Seccion Del Bosque De Chapultepec Coyoacan Roma Condesa Napoles Anzures Zona Rosa Paseo De La Reforma Angel De La Independencia Monumento A La Revolucion El Palacio De Las Bellas Artes La Torre De Pemex El Hemiciclo A Benito Juarez La Torre Latinoamericana El Rascacielo A La Bolsa De Valores Y Las Acciones Bursatiles El World Trade Center y mucho mas

  31. Don’t get confused , Mayans and Aztecs are different cultures , both from Mexico , no Mayans in Mexico City only in the south of the country

  32. Can you please comment on safety issues for a woman alone touring around Mexico City? Not sure how things are these days. Thank you very much for your fabulous videos on Ireland and Mexico City! I will watch your videos before I go anywhere in the world. Also love your packing tips!

  33. The "templo mayor" ruins are not Mayan, they're Aztec. Not the same at all.

    It's like confusing Romans and Greeks.

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