Weather

Average weather in Mexico City is 17C (63F) in October.


Currency

The peso is the currency of Mexico and it is divided into 100 centavos. Banknotes can be found in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesos, while coins come in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 centavos as well as 1, 2, 10 and 20 pesos.

There are plenty of ATMs across the city which allows you to take money out whenever you need it. In recent years, this has become the most popular way to exchange money. Most large shops and restaurants take credit cards although you should always carry cash on you just in case. If you do want to change foreign currency while in the city, US dollars are by far the most widely accepted currency.

You can change money and travellers’ cheques at banks or casas de cambio (exchange bureaux).


Electricity

Electricity in Mexico is 120 Volts at 60 Hertz. The most common socket Mexico uses is the two flat parallel pin type. If you travel to Mexico with a device that does not accept 120 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need to bring a voltage converter with you. You may need a plug adapter if your appliances plug has a different shape.


Attractions

Museo Nacional de Antropología
This world-class museum stands in an extension of the Bosque de Chapultepec. Its long, rectangular courtyard is surrounded on three sides by two-level display halls. The 12 ground-floor salas (halls) are dedicated to pre-Hispanic Mexico, while upper-level salas show how Mexicos indigenous descendants live today, with the contemporary cultures located directly above their ancestral civilizations.The entrance fee is M$ 64 for adults and free for child under 14yr. Click here for more information.

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Place of Fine Arts, Spanish Palacio de Bellas Artes, cultural centre in Mexico City that was built between 1904 and 1934. The palace contains a large theatre, concert hall, museum of popular arts, and halls and galleries for paintings and other works of art. Balcony lobbies display murals by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and other Mexican artists. Examples of 19th- and 20th-century Mexican painting and special displays of paintings and sculpture are featured. Click here for more information.

Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe Tour
Experience the ancient City of the Gods on a visit to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Your full day guided tour will highlight the complexities of Aztec treasures. You'll have the opportunity to climb the magnificent Pyramids of the Sun and Moon and see the Butterflies Temple, the Avenue of the Dead and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. Click here to book a tour. To visit Teotihuacan without a tour, please click here for guidance.

Historic Center & Zocalo
The zocalo has been the center of Mexico City even before the Spanish arrived. Calling it a town square would be like calling Times Square a wide spot in the road. A vast plaza flanked by the Cathedral of Mexico City, the national palace and colonial arcade, the zocalo ranks alongside Moscow’s Red Square and Beijing’s Tienanmen Square as one of the world’s largest city squares.


Templo Mayor
The former Aztec Temple has been expertly excavated and converted into the most accessible museum about the capital’s pre-conquest past. Near the cathedral on the Zócalo. Click here for more information.

Coyoacán
Spirited debates over the merits of democracy and communism feverishly churn in Coyoacán‘s coffee shops and on its park benches. Sequestered in the south of Mexico City, this fiercely independent and intellectually eager neighborhood actually was independent of the city until fairly recently. The neighborhood’s progressive attitude and unbending countercultural zeal make it a legendary place to visit—not to mention seeing the marks left by legendary figures like Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Rivera.

Visit the Tourism Bureau website for more information and attractions to see in Mexico.