STYLE AND CULTURE
STYLISH CITY: MEXICO CITY
By Laura Cochrane-Davies, 15 June 2019
What to wear
Where to stay
What to see
Taxi it to Museo Soumaya in the fancy Polanco district to see the Gehry-esque shimmering masterpiece. You don't even need to enter the art gallery to be impressed. But do… it houses pieces by Rodin, Dali and giant murals by Kahlo's husband, Diego Rivera. And while you’re in this luxe part of town, try the experimental cocktails at Limantour and eat at world-renowned Pujol for The Best Tacos You’ll Ever Eat™. Don’t worry if you can’t get a table (reservations are full months in advance) – visit Contramar in Roma instead, for its outstanding Mexican moules and ceviche.
You can’t travel across the world without a day trip to the world heritage site Teotihuacan, an hour northwest of the city. Dig out your GCSE history notes and geek out on the Aztec antiquities, but don't forget your kicks, as you can climb two of the crumbling pyramids for the best Indiana Jones-style boomerangs. And, as if aaaallll that wasn’t enough, make sure you visit Xochimilco, a neon Venice where locals take picnics, get the mojitos flowing and float down the canals to the sound of mariachi bands on nearby gondolas. Minimalists, this is not a city for you.