By Roberto Vilchis, a local archaeologist who is passionate about his city’s rich and diverse history. Edited by Matthew Wears
Mexico City is famous for many things; the amazing food, the crazy culture, even our music, but I don’t think there’s anything more important than our totally unique heritage. There aren’t many places where history and the modern world collide together in such a way as they do here. The entire place is pretty much overflowing with historical sites that go way back over one thousand years, all the way up to the hectic, present day CDMX that I know and love today. I’ve been lucky enough to have lived here my whole life, and in so many ways the beautiful and unique Mexico City historical sites have shaped my life, to a point where I really don’t think I’d be an archaeologist if I hadn’t been brought up in such a special environment. The city has been blessed with multiple eras that have crafted it into the rich and diverse metropolis that you see today, which of course will be on show as you walk around these incredible streets! For this list, I’m going to be picking my must-see Mexico City spots that I think everyone should see, so expect to find some places you might recognise, as well as some little gems that I think are well worth your time! So, let’s begin! These are my absolute must visit historical sites in Mexico City!