First off, Mexico City is a massive, densely populated city with almost nine million inhabitants. Oh, it’s also one of the greatest cities on earth – think fabulous Aztec pyramids, Spanish churches and super modern apartment buildings all standing side-by-side.
Still deeply superstitious, Mexican’s blend folkloric and modern cultures with political murals, music and dance. We love Mexican food but be prepared for a completely higher level of gastronomy when you arrive; Guacamole, chipotle black beans, rich dark chocolate mole sauces on chicken, fish tacos, and many dishes you’ve never seen before will be an unforgettable part of your trip.
The Historic Centre of Mexico City
Built in the 1700s the Historico Central is near the historic centre of the city and has been meticulously restored to creating a new five-level, 81-room boutique hotel, which just opened last year retaining its lovely stone facade and iron lace balconies.
The foyer is double-height, with a lush vertical garden providing a dramatic backdrop where there are modern chairs and sofas. There is also a café at the entrance, small gym, free Wi-Fi everywhere. Rooms have fridges with free bottles of water and apples in bowls in each of the lobbies.
Rooms are stylish and comfortable with high quality beds and linen, white bathrobes and slippers. Breakfast comes with the room, served in the cafe downstairs. There is the usual but there is also a Mexican buffet; breakfast versions of spicy black bean, chicken, beef and corn dishes. Just next door to the hotel is one of the city’s best coffee bars.
Historico Central close to everything at the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-Listed heart. It’s only a short walk to the city’s massive central square, the Zocalo, with the magnificent cathedral and palace on two sides, the huge Mexican flag in the centre and loads of great restaurants with terraces to people watch.
HISTORICO CENTRAL, Bolivar 28, Mexico City. Rates from £50 per room a night. ML