Spotlight on Mexico City

Come and be part of the biggest celebration of the year in Mexico City at the Day of the Dead Festival. Celebrations begin in late October with an explosion of colourful costumes and macabre traditions across the city. Read on to find out more...

Spotlight on Mexico City

Come and be part of the biggest celebration of the year in Mexico City at the Day of the Dead Festival, which dates back thousands of years and has been depicted in blockbusters such as James Bond's “Spectre” and more recently the family animation "Coco". Celebrations begin in late October with an explosion of colourful costumes and macabre traditions across the city.

Also the birthplace of one of the world’s most colourful artists, Frida Kahlo, whose work embodies the vibrancy that you will find in the city. Visit the Frida Kahlo Park and the Frida Kahlo Museum also known as La Casa Azul maintained just as she left it, situated in the area of Coyoacan. You can also view more of Kahlo's work at other museums such as the Museo Dolores Olmedo.

Continue your journey through this colorful city and book your tickets to the Folkoric Ballet of Mexico, famous for its spectacular performances.

Visit Temple Mayor, once the centre of the Aztec Empire and explore the ancient cultures and artifacts of Mexico, at the National Museum of Anthropology with 23 permanent exhibitions including pyramids, ancient primates and a recreation of Pakal's tomb and the Aztec Calender.

Eat your way around delicious street food from tacos to quesadillas, churros, hot chocolate and fresh juices. Head to places such as the Coyoacán market or the art deco neighbourhood of Condessa and try flauntas, flute-shaped corn rolls filled with meats, potatoes and cheese, topped off with sour cream and salsa verde.

Relax at many of the bars and clubs where Cuban music is a favourite or get ready to rumble at a Lucha Libre match, one of Mexico's most celebrated spectator sports. Take your experience even further and book yourself a place on the Wrestling Tour, and learn the basics of freestyle wrestling from an expert trainer before taking your seat at the Arena Mexico to watch the professionals in action.

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