We believe that the adventure of knowing Mexico City could go beyond walking through its streets, it is also possible to admire it in all its splendor from the top of beautiful buildings and landmarks. That’s why The Local Way has prepared for you five incredible spots with panoramic views of the city. Hope you really enjoy them!
Between lights and domes
Photo by CDMX
A monumental glass elevator welcomes you to the Monumento a la Revolución. There, the adventure begins and you will start to watch the greatness of the city. When the elevator opens at the top level, a unique Art Deco and Nouveau space appear before you.
When you go out to the terrace, you will be 65 meters high and surrounded by a surprising 360º view. This is not all, there is one more level known as cupola: the golden structure on top of the monument.
Can’t-miss experiences: We recommend you to go shortly before sunset so you can appreciate the city in the daytime and catch the golden hour.
Little by little the city is illuminated by millions of lights, as well the monument, and the Centenario Fountain colored lights. Absolutely breathtaking.
Do you want something to eat? Try a delicious “cafecito” at Café Adelita, located inside the landmark.
Getting there: Plaza de la República. Col. Tabacalera. Cuauhtémoc.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Mexican skyscraper
The Torre Latinoamericana has a nostalgic halo around it, maybe is because it has been a living witness of Mexico City’s history for more than 50 years. With a height of 182 meters and 44 floors, besides its iconic exterior made of glass and aluminum, it represents the energy of the Historic Center.
To get to the top floor you can take the stairs (916 steps in total), or prefer to take one of the seven elevators. Once at the top, a spectacular view receives you, where the Alameda Central, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and the Zócalo stand out from the crowd. The streets of the city turn into a beautiful and vibrant model.
Can’t-miss experiences: A photo of Palacio de Bellas Artes from above would be just the perfect postcard. When you are outside the tower, don’t forget to take a glance one more time at the highest part of the building and look at the four clock screens illuminated.
Getting there: Eje Central 2, Centro. Cuauhtémoc.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Dinner in the sky
Photo by Word Trade Center (WTC)
Famous for its modern architecture, the World Trade Center is a corporate building located in the south of Mexico City. Inside of it on the 45th floor is Bellini, a revolving restaurant where you can admire in a special way the great landscape of Mexico City.
A stunning panoramic view combines with high Mexican cuisine and other international culinary specialties. The restaurant turns around bit by bit, almost imperceptible, giving you a beautiful view through the big windows.
Can’t-miss experiences: Two words: Sunday brunch. We are sure you definitely would have an unforgettable day!
Getting there: Montecito 38, Nápoles. Benito Juárez.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 1:00 pm to 01:30 am
Sunday: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
A castle in the heights
Photo by CDMX
Imagine this picture: a majestic castle from the era of the viceroyalty surrounded by the fantastic Bosque de Chapultepec, it is just an experience you couldn’t miss.
In addition to touring the Castillo de Chapultepec: its saloons, stairways, gardens, and all the gorgeous private rooms, the view from its terraces will be spectacular.
Can’t-miss experiences: To admire the castle and the forest’s natural beauty free from tumult, we recommend you visiting it in the mornings and also you might avoid going on Sunday, the day with the largest number of visitors.
Getting there: Bosque de Chapultepec Primera sección, Polanco.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
For whom the bell tolls
Photo by CDMX
An extraordinary journey to Mexico’s past would be the best way to describe the experience of visiting the bell tower at Catedral de la Ciudad de México. All along the tour, you could discover the historic interior of the cathedral and walk through the domes, roofs, vaults, including two bell towers –with 67 meters high each-. It is in those spots where you can contemplate the city in motion.
Can’t-miss experiences: The chance to enjoy the Zócalo from a new perspective: pedestrians walking, the Mexican flag waving at the center, Palacio Nacional framing. Bottom line: the heart of Mexico City.
Getting there: Plaza de la Constitución 803, Centro Histórico.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (guided tours every half hour).
Written by Daniela Martínez