Looking for some free things to do in Mexico City? In this post, you'll find 6 great activities you can do there for free!
1. Chapultepec Zoo
The Chapultepec Zoo is one of the best known zoos in Mexico. There are more than 2000 animals and you can go there and see them for free!
2. Free Museums
There are many museums in Mexico City that you can visit. Some of the museums can be visited for free throughout the year, such as Museo Soumaya, a museum showcasing the private collection of Mexico's most wealthiest individual, Carlos Slim, and the Museo de la Charrería. Other museums can be visited for free only on certain days of the week or month, such as the Museum of Fine Arts which can visited for free every sunday.
3. Biblioteca Vasconcelos
The Bilioteca Vaconcelos is a huge public library in Mexico City that you can visit for its amazing interior design. It is such a massive collection and its really impressive to see in real life. You can always enter the library for free.
4. Visit one of the markets
There are several markets in Mexico City where you can stroll along the different stalls for free (unless you decide to buy something). Looking for Mexican handcrafts and folk art? Then you should head to La Ciudadela! Looking for a market completely focused on food? Then La Merced Market is the place to be for you!
5. UNAM botanical garden
The botanical garden of the Autonomous University of Mexico is a really impressive place to visit. Here you can wander around the collection of more than 1500 plant species that grow in Mexico. The garden can be entered for free any day of the week.
6. Palacio Nacional
The National Palace houses the government of Mexico and is built on the site where previous Aztec rulers had their residence. It was built using materials from the ancient buildings coming before it on that place. The architecture of the building is beautiful to see and you can enter the palace for free to see the inside and the courtyard, including murals created by Diego Rivera.
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