Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world. With so many neighbourhoods, I wanted to find the right one to stay in. I did hear stories about certain areas being unsafe so we decided to stay in La Condesa. The area is full of street food and local restaurants and shops. There aren’t many traffic lights nor traffic making it one of the nicer, quieter areas of the city.
Polanco is a wealthier area where we went to lunch at Quintonil. It’s clearly a wealthier area than La Condesa. The buildings are more modern, there are traffic lights, and chain restaurants like Burger King and Starbucks. There’s not much to explore in the area other than a few small galleries.
Centro historico is where the main tourist attractions are. Here you’ll find the cathedral, the main square, and the museo de templo mayor. There were a large cultural festival on while we visited. There were booths and performances from loads of countries. There seemed to be many locals rather than tourists taking part.
The Centro historico is an easy area to spend a few hours walking around looking at city life, shops, buskers, and vendors. Coming from La Condesa, this area felt too crowded and too noisy. I had enough after an afternoon.