Mexico City Tips from Iberia Employee Pamela Céspedes


An Iberia veteran of six year,s Pamela Céspedes Campo is key account manager for global travel management companies and corporate accounts – and she´s passionate about her native city. “It doesn´t matter the day or time, it always has something to discover¨, she tells us. Such as:


The Best Views in Town

Take in some sweeping panoramas over over Mexico City from historic Chapultepec Castle in the huge park of the same name; downtown´s 44-storey Torre Latinoamericana skyscraper: the Ling Ling by Hakkasan restaurant, on the 56th floor of the Chapultepec Uno building on the grand Avenida Paseo de la Reforma boulevard; and Cityzen Rooftop bar/restaurant in the Hotel Sofitel, also on Reforma.


Magnificent Museums

The city is home to more than 170 of various types. Several of my favourites include the Museum of Anthropology, the National Museum of Art (MUNAL), the Museo del Estanquillo (“of the Little Shop” based on the collection of the late-20th-century progressive  philosopher, writer, critic, poliical activist, and journalist Carlos Monsiváis Aceves), and the Royal Palace Museum.


A Terrific Day Trip 

Teotihuacán, the UNESCO World Heritage “city of the gods”, just a half hour away, is a provides a spectacular window back into the pre-Columbian past.

Excellent Eating

I recommend  Azul Histórico in the hotel Downtown México; check out the culinary scene in the Roma and Condesa  neighbourhoods; and don´t miss experiencing a cantina with live music such as La Coyoacana in the Coyoacán neighbourhood.


A Spot of Shopping

Find pick up some wonderful handicrafts at the La Ciudadela market or downtown´s San Juan market, which also sells produce, traditional prepared Mexican food, and a variety of other exotic options. There are also three large commercial avenues: Madero  downtown; Avenida Presidente Mazaryk, in the upscale Polanco neighbourhood; and San Ángel, with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture.

Family Favourites

Take the kids to Chapultepec Forest; the recently opened Hasbro City, a mechanical and skill game park with characters from the brand;  and the Papalote Children’s Museum, focussing on science and technology.

And One More Don´t-Miss

Mexico´s inimitable wrestling, lucha libre, is an entertaining icon of popular culture, and you can attend shows at the Arena México.