My first day, I walked from the Historic District to La Condesa. It took about 30 minutes, mainly because we wanted to soak in the sights. If you’re not much of a walker, I recommend taking Ubers and taxi’s, they’re suspiciously cheap. There’s a lot of traffic in Mexico City so you have to plan your day wisely. The city is quite large and each neighborhood has a lot to offer.
I found the Historic District refreshingly authentic and would recommend walking leisurely through the neighborhood. You’ll come across markets (some illegal:), street art, beautiful buildings and cute shops.
National PalaceThe National Palace is a must and like most museums/government buildings entrance is free. The courtyards and murals are worth the visit.
Give yourself at least 2 hours in the museum. There’s a beautiful depiction of Aztec history through paintings, photos, sculpture, murals and other means. Architecture and lighting play a huge role in setting the tone. My personal favorite was the recreation of a ruin in the jungle.
I might go as far to say this is one of my favorite museums in the world.
Structurally, very similar to the Guggenheim. Among the exhibits there was a small curated collection of prominent Dutch painters. Fascinating to view Piet Mondrian’s earlier works, before he focused on De Stijl.