Mexico City | 2021

Mexico City

Banco de México and Currency Research invite you to join us for The Currency Conference in Mexico City on May 16-21, 2021 at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma Hotel.

For more details on The Currency Conference 2021 program, delegate fees, and agenda will be shared in the beginning of 2020.

Mexico has recently been named as #1 place to take a trip by the National Geographic for 2019 and as the #1 place to go by New York Times in 2016.

Mexico City is filled with an immense amount of delicious food, culture, heritage, history, and art that could have you exploring the city for weeks! The capital boasts over 150 museums ranging from European art, science-focused, Anthropology, and more. With over 22 million residents in Mexico City (making it the largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere and the largest city in the Spanish speaking world) there are plenty of things to do and see in Mexico City.


History
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Zócalo Catedral Metropolitana Palacio Nacional Located in the heart of the area known as the Historic Center, this location was chosen by the conquerors to be built on what was once the political and religious center of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Mexicas. In the surrounding area are the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, National Palace and other important buildings. 1.7 KM
Templo Mayor The Templo Mayor were the absolute center of Aztec religious life and one of the most famous ceremonial buildings. Today visitors are allowed to take the tour and learn more about the prehispanic culture. 2.5 KM
Palacio de Bellas Artes It is the most important cultural center in Mexico, located next to the Alameda Park. The building is best known for its murals by Diego Rivera and Siqueiros, as well as the many international exhibitions. 0.7 KM
Monumento a la Revolución This is an architectural monument and mausoleum dedicated to the commemoration of the Mexican Revolution. Today is one of the most recognizable monument in Mexico City. 2.5 KM
Basílica de Guadalupe This sanctuary dedicated to the Lady of Guadalupe, located at the north of the city on the hill of Tepeyac, is the second most visited religious site in the world with around twenty million pilgrims annually. 9.7 KM
Museums
HIGHLIGHT WHY SHOULD I VISIT IT? DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
National Anthropology Museum Located near to Chapultepec Park, this museum contains the most impressive collection of Mesoamerican artifacts in the world. You could spend a full day, but dedicate at least a few hours, and don’t miss the Aztec exhibit with the famous Sun Stone or “Aztec Calendar. 6.1 KM
Franz Mayer Museum This is one of Mexico's most renowned museums of decorative arts. It was founded with the private collection of businessman Franz Mayer, of German origin. It is expose the main collection of decorative arts from Mexico and presents temporary exhibitions on design and photography. 1.1 KM
Soumaya Museum It is expose part of the private art collection of Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – Richest Man in the World. The museum has over 66,000 works of art from all periods, and an extensive repertoire of works by masters such as Salvador Dalí, Auguste Rodin, Bartolomé and Picasso. 9.1 KM
Castillo de Chapultepec Museum It is a palace-style building located in the top of the hill of the same name, in the middle of Chapultepec Forest. was built during the time of the Viceroyalty of New Spain and was used it as a summer house for the Viceroy. Today is the National History Museum. 6.7 KM
Parks
HIGHLIGHT WHY SHOULD I VISIT IT? DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
Alameda Park The Alameda Park is the oldest park in Mexico City. The Viceroy Don Luis de Velasco asked the City Council this construction to give beauty to the city and a place of recreation for the residents. 0.2KM
Chapultepec Park & Zoo This Forest in Mexico City is the most important green area of its kind in Latin America. Home to many animal and plant species. The most important museums and cultural centers of the City of Mexico are located in the Forest. It is composed of three sections. 8.2 KM
Parque Mexico This pleasant park is the center of Colonia Condesa, around there are significant examples of Mexican architecture of the 1920's as San Martin Building or Building Mexico. 5.7 KM
Six Flags Mexico This is an amusement park owned by Six Flags brand. This is the only Six Flags America except for those in the United States and Canada, and is the first to be inaugurated outside the United States. Ride the Superman roller coaster, the tallest in Latin America. 25.1 KM
Places
HIGHLIGHT WHY SHOULD I VISIT IT? DISTANCE FROM HOTEL
Reforma Avenue Built during the Second Mexican Empire to connect Chapultepec Castle with the National Palace, with the same design of Champs Elysees, Reforma avenue is today the most important street in Mexico, with a large number of international companies, restaurants, stores and residences. 0.5 KM
Madero Pedestrian Street This is one of the main access to the historic center of Mexico City and has always been one of the most crowded and busy streets since colonial times. Visit their countless cafes, bars and restaurants and enjoy the walk watching the beautiful colonial buildings. 0.7 KM
Roma & Condesa Neighborhood This corridor is one of the favorites for locals in DF, this two neighborhood of Mexico City built in the early twentieth century has French-style mansions converted to new, fancy restaurants, cafes and shops, including parks and pedestrian streets. 5.7 KM
Coyoacan Neighborhood Coyoacan is a site with a high concentration of cultural and tourist infrastructure and the intellectual and bohemian neighborhood in the south of Mexico City. 13.1 KM
Shopping
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Handcraft Center La Ciudadela This is a great architectural designed in 1807 to be the headquarters of the Royal Tobacco Factory. Today in the courtyard of La Ciudadela you can find a large variety of Mexican Handcrafts. 3.0 KM
Mall Reforma 222 Conveniently located in Reforma Avenue, this shopping center has a great offer of stores to buy gifts, clothes for men, women, kids and accessories for your home. You can also enjoy for a large range of international restaurants. 4.0 KM
Mall Antara Polanco Antara Polanco, is a shopping center located outdoors in Polanco, Mexico City. It is regarded as one of the most exclusive shopping destinations of Mexico. 8.5 KM
Masaryk Avenue President Masaryk Avenue is a street located in Polanco. In this luxurious avenue are the most prestigious boutiques that exist in Mexico City, as well as the most prestigious and expensive restaurants Mexico. 7.8 KM
Sports
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Estadio Azteca This football stadium was home of two world cups: 1970 and 1986, where Diego Maradona scored the famous “Hand of God Goal”. Its capacity is 105,000 spectators, and is the third biggest football stadium in the world. 16.6 KM
Arena Mexico: Mexican Wrestling It is considered as the cathedral of wrestling and it is the most important place where you see this sport every week. It was built and opened in 1956 and it was used for Mexico Olympics in 1968. 3.6 KM
Hipodromo de las Americas: Horse Racing Racetrack for thoroughbred and quarter-mile, which opened on March 6, 1943. Every weekend, thousands of fans enjoy a great live show. The great personalities of Mexico, in all areas, from political to sports, have been present in the history of the Americas. 10.8 KM
Reforma Avenue Sunday´s Cycling The Bikeway is designed to recover the community space. It also promotes the interconnection with other forms of transport, as well as the landscape, economic and social integration of the city along its 75 kilometers. 0.1 KM
Beyond
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Teotihuacán Pyramides Teotihuacan is the name given to what was one of the largest cities in Mesoamerica during the prehispanic age. The remains of the city are located northeast of the Valley of Mexico. Archaeological monuments area was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. 49.4 KM
Xochimilco Lake It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mexico. Xochimilco is faithful example about how the prehispanic customs in Mexico remain: the chinampas, canals, trajineras, and the joy of the people transcends through time, so has earned the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 25.4 KM