Mexico City is a massive city and one of the biggest in the world in terms of area, so expect extensive and varied photo opportunities across town. Whether you're looking to capture historic buildings or depictions of modern art installations, you'll never have to look far to find something that'll impress your friends.

    Mexico's capital is home to a multicultural environment that allows you to get photos of numerous different styles and artistic expressions. You just need to know where to look. Check out the 10 most Instagrammable places in Mexico City.


    Palacio Postal

    Stop by the post office

    Palacio Postal is the main post office of the city, and despite its seemingly innocuous purpose, the building itself is a stunning Plateresque Revival masterpiece. It dates back to the early 20th century, but it was restored in the 1990s to maintain its original appearance.

    Don't forget to head inside to take some shots as well. The interior is adorned with an intricately designed ceiling that's supported with daunting yet elegant columns. You can see it all for yourself near the centre of the city within the historic district.

    Location: Calle de Tacuba 1, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 7.30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +52 55 5512 0091


    Parque Mexico

    Stroll through an iconic park

    Parque Mexico is one of the most popular and influential parks in the city, sporting vibrant greenery and impressive sculptures and architecture throughout. The park was designed with aesthetics and nature preservation in mind, so it's easy to find a decent shot of the local flora along with the exotic plants like bamboo.

    Several artistic sculptures are set up throughout the park, and many have been turned into fountains. Plus, you'll find several pavilions and walkways designed in an art deco style. You can experience all of this for yourself in the Hipodromo area southwest of city centre.

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    Location: Av México s/n, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

    Open: 24/7


    Café Finca Don Porfirio

    Enjoy dinner with a view

    Café Finca Don Porfirio is a cafeteria that has a balcony offering pristine views, including a perfect line of sight to the iconic Museo Serfin. The restaurant serves up a menu of delicious offerings like monkfish, laing, and pies, but if you're looking for Instagram shots, you have to head to the balcony.

    The balcony here puts you several floors up and offers a full frontal view of the Museo Serfin right across the street. The 18th-century mansion that houses the museum creates a unique contrast to the towering buildings that surround it, making for impressive shots. You'll find it all in the Centro district.

    Location: Av. Juárez 14, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +52 55 6650 4036


    Casa de los Azulejos

    Admire a stunning Baroque palace

    Casa de los Azulejos is an 18th-century Baroque palace that has a striking facade that is positively photogenic. The facade is made from Puebla slate tile in blue and white colouring with intricate designs and shapes across the surface.

    Amongst the more unique features you'll notice on the exterior are the windows and balconies. They're framed in carved in stone, and 2 sides of the building are also adorned with French porcelain crowns. You can see it all for yourself in the Centro district city centre.

    Location: Av Francisco I. Madero 4, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +52 55 5512 1331


    Kiosco Morisco

    Check out a Moorish Revival style kiosk

    Kiosco Morisco is an impressive structure built using the neo-Mudejar architectural style and wrought iron and glass with movable panels, all tucked away in a relaxing plaza. You'll find plenty of angles for photos at this monument whether you're shooting from a distance or getting interior shots.

    The kiosk has 2 sets of columns comprising an inner ring and an outer ring that are a bright white, while the rest of the structure sports an orange-red colouring with blues as well. The floor is white with blue fencing surrounding it for colourful style throughout. You can see it in the Santa Maria la Ribera area near city centre.

    Location: Santa María la Ribera, Cuauhtémoc, 06400 Mexico City, Mexico

    Open: 24/7


    The Pink Wall at Hotel Camino Real

    Take in a vibrant art installation

    The Pink Wall at Hotel Camino Real is one of the most iconic spots in town and features a honeycomb-like wall with a quirky and special feel. The wall is rectangular with large ridges and smaller rectangular holes throughout that let plenty of light through.

    It's become quite popular for visitors to pose in front of this wall for a photo, so don't be surprised if you get to the wall and have to wait your turn. You can see the wall by the hotel Camino Real in Tlaxpana west of city centre.

    Location: Cto. interior Melchor Ocampo 171, Tlaxpana, Miguel Hidalgo, 11370 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México


    photo by Nicolás Boullosa (CC BY 2.0) modified


    Biblioteca Vasconcelos

    Get lost in a megalibrary

    Biblioteca Vasconcelos, also known as the Megalibrary, is a massive library with 409,000 square feet of space and books on multiple, slightly mismatched levels that reach the ceiling. The books are accessible by networks of paths and balconies that make the interior reminiscent of something from a science-fiction film..

    While the exterior of this library looks fairly standard and box-like, the inside is a marvel for book lovers. Stand in the central aisle and aim your camera up, and you'll find an incredible opportunity to capture the sheer wealth of knowledge here. You can get to the library northwest of city centre by the Buenavista subway station.

    Location: Eje 1 Nte. S/N, Buenavista, Cuauhtémoc, 06350 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

    Phone: +52 55 9157 2800


    Casa Gilardi

    Tour a Barragan-designed home

    Casa Gilardi is a stunning architectural masterpiece designed by the legendary Luis Barragan with vibrant colours and geometric shapes. The exterior of the house is a bright pink colour, and that alone offers plenty of photo opportunities to take advantage of.

    Inside the house, you'll find an assortment of bright colours along the walls, including blues, reds, and greens. One hallway is bright yellow, and it's a particularly popular spot for photos. Be sure to make a reservation before showing up for a tour. You'll find this house by the Juanacatlan subway station west of city centre.

    Location: Calle Gral. Antonio León 82, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

    Open: Monday–Tuesday and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm (closed Wednesday–Thursday and Sunday)


    Catedral Metropolitana

    Visit a massive cathedral

    Catedral Metropolitana, completed more than 2 centuries ago, is the primary cathedral in town and sports a combination of 4 architectural styles. The styles used to create this architectural marvel are Gothic, Plateresque, Baroque, and neoclassical.

    When you visit this cathedral, you'll notice the sheer size before anything else, with 2 massive towers in the front and the facade adorned with intricate carvings. Additionally, you'll find a central dome and 3 main portals inside. The cathedral is located right city centre.

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    Location: de la Constitución S/N, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +52 55 4165 4052


    Torre Latinoamerica

    Climb a towering skyscraper

    Torre Latinoamerica is a massive skyscraper city centre that reaches a height of 545 feet and is complete with an observation deck you can look out from. This skyscraper's observation deck wraps around the entire building and can offer views far into the distance, so you can see all of Mexico City from its vantage points.

    The building itself is remarkably sturdy. Mexico City is prone to seismic activity, but this skyscraper remains standing even after going through an 8.1 magnitude earthquake in 1985. You can find this skyscraper towering over everything else in the city's historic district.

    Location: Historic centre of Mexico City, Centro, 06000 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico


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