Why Mexico City?
One of the most multicultural, interesting and amazing cities in all of Latin America. The country’s capital is one of the cities with the most art spaces in the world, with a total of 170 museums and 43 galleries that bring culture to the general public and the most of them are free for students.
Palacio De Bellas Artes
A prominent cultural centre in Mexico City. With music events, operas, dance, exhibitions you have to visit. If you’re studying in the city, it is free to enter. But won’t break the bank if you aren’t.
A huge Mexican pyramid complex northeast of Mexico City with incredible panoramic views far and wide. Teotihuacan was the largest urban center of Mesoamerica before the Aztecs, almost 1000 years prior to their time.
Mexican Street Food
Make sure to visit a Fonda for some amazing food. Taco al Pastor, enchiladas, micheladas, there is so much to try. The outdoor eating experience is special and you’ll never get bored of it.
Football at Estadio Azteca
With a capacity of 87,000 people, it’s an incredible atmosphere. Attending local football games in Latin America is always a mind blowing experience… just wait and see!
Explore these unique experiences and amazing tours
Looking for long term stays? Read our guide below.
If you’re looking for short-term stays:
Also the metro/metrobus system is very big in the city and is the best way to get around! Just avoid at all costs between 7-10am in the morning and 6-8pm in the evening (ridiculous rush hour). Check out CityMapper in CDMX.
EcoBici - an amazing scheme of rentable bicycles which are all around the city. The only problem is you need a Mexican bank account to set up the membership which is only £20 for a year so you just need to ask kindly someone in your work or a friend you meet if they can pay on their card but they can still register the account in your name. Be very careful with EcoBici. Take the 10 seconds to check that the light turns green and tap your card on the reader when you return it AS WELL as when you take the bike, to make sure it says that it has been returned successfully.
Uber is used all the time and very safe and cheap.