Discover insider information on the best things to do when visiting Mexico for the Grand Prix
The Mexican Grand Prix is one of the most fun races on the Formula 1 calendar. Located right in Mexico City, the Autodrómo Hermanos Rodríguez is in a prime location for exploring the city and absorbing everything that it has to offer.
Mexico City is a beautiful city that has an incredible history filled with culture and entertainment. There are numerous ways to explore and appreciate the city, especially if you are visiting for the Grand Prix. This guide details all of the must see items and will help immerse you in the grandeur of Mexico City.
The Palacio de Bellas Artes is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City. Bellas Artes was built in 1910, replacing the original National Theater. Bellas Artes hosts a variety of different events including music, dance, theater, opera and literary performances. The museum is also home to many famous murals, including the works of the famous Mexican muralist Rufino Tamayo. Entrance into the Palacio costs around $75 MXN (~$4.50 USD), but it is free on Sundays. Check out the official website for more information on the show schedules and the ticket prices.
Chapultepec Park is the oldest and largest urban park in Latin America. It is a very popular area for tourists and locals to explore and enjoy. The Chapultepec Castle is the only true castle in North America and it is located right in the park. To enter the castle, it costs $90 MXN (~$5 USD) for adults aged 14-59, but kids and seniors can enter for free! Another very popular thing for tourists to do is to rent bikes and ride throughout the park. If you want to take it to the next level, you could book a bike tour through the park which is a great way to see things you may have missed as well as learn more about the history of the park.
The Frida Kahlo Museum is another very popular thing to do and see when visiting Mexico City. The museum holds the different works of art that Frida Kahlo created and it is a great way to learn more about the history of her career. Every Saturday of the month, the museum has a special workshop that allows you to immerse yourself in the traditional Mexican art. You get to paint a small flower pot and learn about papier mâché. The activity costs $100 MXN (~$5.50 USD). For more information on ticket prices, check out the official website. Keep in mind that the museum has specific times that it is open:
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Mexico City has some of the best street food ever! There are vendors all over the city, selling their world famous tacos. One of the best food review websites that details all the best street food places is Migrationology.com. Check out this article for more tips on the best street food!
Xochimilco trajineras are a very fun way to explore a slightly further part of Mexico City. Visitors will spend about 2-3 hours in Xochimilco touring the canals and stopping at multiple points of interest. It is a very touristy activity, but it is worth checking out if you are visiting the city for the Grand Prix. Prices fluctuate depending on the day of the week, busy times in the year and sometimes it can be dependent on the boat driver. You can expect that it is usually around $300-500 MXN (~$20-30 USD) for one hour on the boat. Keep in mind that Xochimilco is located an hour away from Mexico City, but there are numerous ways to get there, whether it is with public transportation or by renting a car.
If you're attending the Mexican GP now or in the future, we highly recommend starting with our "Know Before You Go" discussion for all the insider tips and tricks you need to maximize your experience.
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