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Attractions

Gran Hotel Ciudad de México is located within easy walking to all points of interest in the Historic Center of Mexico City and a short drive to all major Mexico City attractions. The Gran Hotel Ciudad de México location in the heart of Mexico City is the perfect home base to explore all of the rich history, culture, architecture, shopping and dining found in this cosmopolitan and remarkable metropolis.

  • National Palace (3 Minute Walk)
  • Estanquillo Museum (3 Minute Walk)
  • Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral (5 Minute Walk)
  • Templo Mayor (5 Minute Walk)
  • Ciudad de México Museum (7 Minute Walk)
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes (10 Minute Walk)
  • Alameda Central (10 Minute Walk)
  • Museo Nacional de Arte (11 Minute Walk)
  • Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (11 Minute Walk)
  • Palacio de Minería (11 Minute Walk)
  • Colegio de las Vizcaínas (12 Minute Walk)
  • Arte Popular Museum (5 Minute Drive)
  • Franz Mayer Museum (7 Minute Drive)
  • Diego Rivera Museum (7 Minute Drive)
  • International Airport (20 Minute Drive)
  • Chapultepec (20 Minute Drive)
  • Polanco (25 Minute Drive)
  • National Anthropology and History Museum (25 Minute Drive)
  • Coyoacán (40 Minute Drive)
  • Xochimilco (1 Hour Drive)

Alameda Central

10-minute walk

Alameda Central is the oldest public park in Mexico City, dating back to 1592. It features lovely walking paths, gardens, statues and five classical French fountains inspired by Greco-Roman mythology. Alameda Central is located within 10-minute walking distance (1.1 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Open daily

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

11-minute walk

A museum and cultural center, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, is considered to be the birthplace of the Mexican muralism movement and features works by José Clemente Orozco, Fernando Leal, Diego Rivera and others. It is an 11-minute walk (1.1 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Tuesdays from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Chapultepec

20-minute drive

Chapultepec is one of the largest urban parks in the Western Hemisphere and home to attractions like the Modern Art Museum, Chapultepec Castle, the National Museum of Anthropology, an amusement park, a children’s museum and the Chapultepec Zoo, among many others. Chapultepec is a 20-minute drive (5.8 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Section 1 of the park is open Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00am to 8:00pm. Other sections of the park are open daily.

Colegio de las Vizcaínas

12-minute walk

Occupying an entire city block, the Colegio de las Vizcaínas is a stunning mid-18th century Baroque building that is now home to a non-profit educational institution. This beautiful architectural building is located 12 minutes by foot (1.1 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

Coyoacán

40-minute drive

Coyoacán is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Mexico City with cobblestone streets and charming plazas dating back to Colonial times. Designated a “Barrio Mágico” (Magic Neighborhood) in 2011, Coyoacán is known for its numerous bohemian bars, restaurants and cafes and can be reached in a 40-minute drive (11.2 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Diego Rivera Museum

7-minute drive

The Diego Rivera Museum, formerly the Prado Hotel, is home to one of Rivera’s most famous works, Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Central Park. The museum can be reached with a 7-minute drive (1.9 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Estanquillo Museum

3-minute walk

The Estanquillo Museum is located 3 minutes on foot (350 meters) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México and houses writer Carlos Monsivais’ personal collection of over 20 000 pieces of Mexican folk art including paintings, photography, toys, albums, calendars, advertising and books.

Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Franz Mayer Museum

7-minute drive

Open since 1986, the Franz Mayer Museum now houses the largest collection of decorative arts in Latin America and includes fine artworks, books, furniture, ceramics, textiles and many other types of decorative items. The museum is a 7-minute drive (1.5km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

MEX International Airport

20-minute drive

The International Airport is located 20 minutes by car (7.2 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

5-minute walk

The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the Americas, is located just a 3-minute walk (350 meters) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México. Built between 1573 and 1813, it is a beautifully preserved example of Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-classic architecture and remains the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico.

Monday to Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Mexico City Museum

7-minute walk

A former palace that was considered one of the most luxurious in New Spain, the Mexico City Museum offers 26 rooms exhibiting artifacts and artwork from Aztec times to the present. The Mexico City Museum is a short 7-minute walk (500 meters) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

National Art Museum

11-minute walk

The Museo Nacional de Arte is an easy 11-minute walk (1.5 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México and houses over 300 000 pieces of Mexican art including paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, feather art, manuscripts and furniture from the sixteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

National Museum of Anthropology

25-minute drive

Noted for its remarkable design by architects Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Jorge Campuzano and Rafael Mijares in 1964, the National Museum of Anthropology houses a wide exhibition of artifacts from Mexico’s Pre-Columbian heritage. The museum is located in Chapultepec, a 20-minute drive (5.8 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

National Palace

3-minute walk

A short 3-minute walk (350 meters) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México brings visitors to the impressive Palacio National (National Palace), a landmark of Mexican history dating back to 1523 with an incredible mixture of Spanish and Aztec architecture, lovely gardens and murals by famed Mexican artist, Diego Rivera.

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Palacio de Bellas Artes

10-minute walk

One of the most prominent cultural centers in Mexico, the Palacio de Bellas Artes is a short 10-minute walk (850 meters) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México. Built in 1904, the Palacio de Bellas Artes features spectacular Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture and is noted for exhibitions, theatrical performances and murals by Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and other famed artists.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Palacio de Minería

11-minute walk

Palacio de Minería is considered the best example of neoclassical architecture in Mexico, built between 1797 and 1813 by Spanish sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsá. This impressive building is located a short 11-minute walk (1 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México and hosts many festivals and events.

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Polanco

25-minute drive

Polanco is an upscale neighborhood located 25 minutes by car (7.4 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México, and is home to numerous cafes and restaurants, exclusive shopping, entertainment and nightlife.

Templo Mayor

5-minute walk

A highly noteworthy part of the Historic Center of Mexico City is the Templo Mayor, an Aztec temple dating back to 1325 built in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, a city which was almost destroyed during the Spanish conquest of 1521 before becoming Mexico City in 1524. This remarkable architectural site is a 5-minute walk (450 meters) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.

Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Xochimilco

60-minute drive

Xochimilco is a section of the city best known for its canals which can be explored by gondola-style boats called trajineras. Visitors here will be treated to rich pre-Hispanic and colonial traditions and history and numerous festivals throughout the year, including a large Day of the Dead celebration. Xochimilco is located 60 minutes by car (21.8 km) from Gran Hotel Ciudad de México.