Contrary to what the name suggests, Desierto de los Leones, or Desert of the Lions, is neither a desert nor are there any lions. Rather, it is the name of both Mexico’s first national park and the abandoned convent that lies within its forests. Getting to Desierto de los Leones is slightly difficult. The best and fastest option is to take a registered taxi or uber from San Angel, which will drop you off at the entrance. Make sure you talk to the driver and schedule to be picked up when you are finished at the park. Bring some warm clothes as it is almost always cold, misty, and humid due to the forest's microclimate. If you are hungry there are several very good and cheap places to eat and have a coffee at the entrance just outside of the convent. Be mindful of stepping on rattlesnakes while walking in the forest during the summer months, and do not risk eating any of the fungi found on the trails, many of which look like "magic mushrooms" but are actually toxic.
📸: @dronemundo@jackrussellmexico@allan_miranda_@suzanitagarciap 📍 Carretera México-Toluca s/n, La Venta, 05020 Cuajimalpa de Morelos, CDMX, México #desiertodelosleones#airbnbexperience#visitmexico#mexicocityofficial#mexicocity
Barbacoa Tacos 🌮
The name refers to the traditional method of preparation where the entire animal is cooked in an underground oven pit. The meat is wrapped in maguey leaves and left to cook for up to ten hours. In Mexico City barbacoa refers to lamb (under one year old) or mutton (over one year old) but each region has its barbacoa protein preference. Barbacoa is especially popular on weekends when vendors who have prepared it in the country bring it to the city to be enjoyed over long, leisurely lunches. 🇲🇽 🇬🇧 If you are looking for a guide to Mexico City in English, follow; @jsreview 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 📸: @poryss@photos_tacosdorados@eldelbuencolmillo#tacodebarbacoa#mexicanfood#visitmexico#mexicantacos#mexicocity#mexicocityofficial
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@museoestudiodiegorivera Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum
The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge. While Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in nearby Coyoacan may be the more iconic abode of the Mexican surrealist, she also resided and worked at another Casa Azul, her blue-painted house in the compound she shared with her husband Diego Rivera, in twin houses connected by an elevated bridge.In the airy, architecturally stunning spaces of the museum, many pieces of Rivera and Kahlo’s art are on display, including a collection of Rivera’s papier-mâché cartonería figures of humans, skeletons, and animals, all assembled in the studio where he first constructed them.
The twin houses were designed by the famed painter and architect Juan O’Gorman, a friend of Rivera, and built in the 1930s. They combine a bold functionalist style with more traditional Mexican forms and touches, including murals and rows of cacti. Frida Kahlo lived at the compound until her death in 1954, with Rivera continuing to live there until his death three years later. 📸: @firstname.lastname@example.org@luiscapodaca@dzmuck@sense_of_snow 📍 Diego Rivera s/n, San Ángel Inn, 01060 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
Open every day from 10 to 17:30 except Mondays ☎️: +52 55 8647 5470
www.bellasartes.gob.mx 🇲🇽 🇬🇧 If you are looking for a guide to Mexico City in English, follow; @jsreview@mexicocityofficial 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 #airbnbexperience#visitmexico#mexicocity#mexicocityofficial#cdmx#fridakahlo
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This 44-story skyscraper, built in 1965, is the tallest building in @centrohistorico . The tower miraculously withstood both the 8.1-magnitude earthquake of 1985 and the 7.1-magnitude quake of September 2017, making it a rare feat of engineering. The Torre defines Mexico City's cityscape (much like the Empire State building in New York) and is a useful tool for orienting oneself in downtown. Head to the top-floor observation deck for jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the city, or to the newly renovated bar/restaurant (one floor below), which has equally impressive views and is almost always empty. 📸: @virroylola@email@example.com@_ivantrejo_ 📍 Torre Latinoamericana, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 2, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México. ☎️ +52 55 5518 7423 www.torrelatino.com open every day from 9 am to 10 pm 🇲🇽 🇬🇧 If you are looking for a guide to Mexico City in English, follow; @jsreview ❤️ #torrelatino#mexicocity#airbnbexperience#visitmexico#mexicocityofficial#cdmx#mexicodf
Museo Nacional de Antropología
This massive building in Chapultepec Park is the most well-known museum in the city. Though it was designed in 1964 by late Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, the mammoth concrete building still looks as avant-garde today as it did then. (How exactly does that giant concrete slab float above a pond?) The architecture is perhaps as impressive as the exhibits, but you'd be remiss not to explore the world's largest collection of ancient Mexican artifacts. Some of the most iconic Mesoamerican artifacts discovered to date can be found across 23 rooms.
Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
Open everyday from 9 to 19:00 except Mondays
+52 55 4040 5370
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El Moro Churerría ❤️ @churreriaelmoro
Early evening is churro time in Mexico City—families, couples, and friends all go out for a taste of sweet fried dough and chocolate. You'll often find lines snaking around the block outside this beloved churrería (churro shop). The one in Roma Norte just got a spiffy renovation, updating the interior with blue and white tile, bright lighting, and long communal tables. Watch the cooks dip, fry, and sugar-coat your long, spindly churro, which is paired with hot chocolate in a flavor of your choosing. 📸: @allygrammin#churroselmoro#coloniaroma#visitmexico#mexicocityofficial#cdmx#airbnbexperience#mexicanfood
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@casaluisbarragan House and Studio.
The former home and studio of Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán has been transformed into a museum in Mexico City's Hidalgo District. Architecture and design lovers frequent the estate to study the artist's ingenious use of color, light, shadow, form, and texture. From the street, you'd never guess the personality that lays beyond: The stark-gray façade humbly blends in with neighboring homes, but walk to the interior of the estate and you'll find striking walls in a kaleidoscope of bright colors, fountains, and pools.
RESERVATION IS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION 📸: @haewan
Gral. Francisco Ramírez 12-14, Ampliación Daniel Garza, Amp Daniel Garza, 11840 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
Phone +52 55 5515 4908 #visitmexico#mexicocityofficial#mexicocity🇲🇽 #cdmx#airbnbexperience#mexicodf#mexicocity#luisbarragan
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