A-G Studio

Chic by Accident’s Juliette Frey and Sophia Wheeler recommend this gallery from local designer Andres Gutierrez. “He shows his own designs and a curation of incredible designers from all over the country.”

Campeche Galería

Designer Rodman Primack recommends this contemporary art gallery in Roma Sur. It showcases rising and established Mexican artists and regularly hosts exhibitions.

Exterior View - Casa Luis Barragan, Mexico City, Mexico

Casa Luis Barragan

The former studio and home of the modernist architect Luis Barragan has been preserved to maintain its near perfect condition, and is today a remarkable and unique museum that highlights the work by a great architect. It is due to this preservation that your guide can explain the nuances of artistic intent with which Barragan designed his extraordinary home. Soaring ceilings filled with natural light contrast with narrow hallways illuminated by colorful stained glass, all with a gorgeous garden backdrop. The property only permits small groups and entrance is by appointment, so museum tours are intimate experiences—as if each visitor is a guest of the master himself. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for help with planning.

Chapel and Convent of the Capuchinas Sacramentarias

Architect lovers make pilgrimages to this Luis Barragan-designed convent and chapel, opened in 1960. And while the exteriors are unremarkable, Barragan’s interiors are a masterpiece. Less visited than his house and studio, the convent "is unique," says Mexico City hotelier Samuel Leizorek. “It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen—and completely unexpected. Even though it’s small, the intimacy of what Barragan was able to do with the play of light and color is one of his most special projects.”

Visits are by appointment only, with a guide.

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Exterior View - Chapultepec Castle ,  Mexico City, Mexico - Courtesy Journey Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

As one of Mexico City’s greatest triumphs, Chapultepec Castle is a historical site, national museum and a site to enjoy some of the best views in the city. The castle sits atop Chapultepec Hill (almost 8,000 feet above sea level), which was once a sacred site to the Aztecs. Initially constructed as a country house under Spanish rule in 1785, the structure was completed as the ornate and stately home of the French-imposed sovereign, Emperor Maximilian, almost 100 years later. The castle has both classic and gothic inspirations and boasts glorious gardens throughout the property as well as collections from the former National Museum of Archaeology, History and Ethnograph. Don’t miss the preserved interiors of the emperor’s home, featuring breathtaking stained glass and spectacular murals.

Exterior View - Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico - Courtesy Rod Waddington

Frida Kahlo Museum

Casa Azul, or the Blue House, is the birthplace and lifelong home of artist Frida Kahlo, and was transformed into a museum following her death in 1958. The house walls are covered with the artist’s evocative paintings and throughout are decorated with mementos of Kahlo’s life (including her easel and a collection of pre-Hispanic art). The entrance lines can be long, particularly on weekends, so be sure to pre-purchase your tickets online.

Gallery OMR

Chic by Accident’s Juliette Frey and Sophia Wheeler recommend this art gallery which has showcased leading multimedia artists since 1983.

Indagare Tours: Shopping and Design Studio Visits

Mexico City’s avant-garde shopping scene can be found in the trendy neighborhoods of Polanco, Roma, and Condesa. For an exclusive look, arrange private visits to the studios of acclaimed up-and-coming Mexican designers. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for help with planning.

Mercado de Artesanías La Ciudadela

From Mexico City designer Olivia Villanti: “This is the best market for handcrafts. It’s open seven days a week, so it’s never too busy and it has everything from linens to silver to barro negro (black clay pottery from Oaxaca). Where else can you find so many beautiful handcrafts in one place? I spend hours there finding stuff for our home and my studio.”

Mercado Sonora

Designer Perla Valtierra recommends this market as one of her favorite spots in CDMX. “It’s such a local vibe,” she says of this public market selling various foods and local products.

Patricia Conde Galería

From Indagare Insider James Oseland: “Mexico City is justly celebrated for its art galleries, but those specializing in photography tend to get overlooked. Patricia Conde Galería, in the leafy neighborhood of San Miguel Chapultepec, is Mexico’s most highly regarded space devoted exclusively to photography. Stop by to see work that ranges from the anthropological photos of Graciela Iturbide to the stunning black-and-white images of Laura Cohen, a contemporary Mexican photographer who specializes in, among other things, poetically documenting modernist Mexican architecture.”

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San Angel Saturday Bazaar

Every Saturday, the San Angel Bazaar features a wide array of local artworks and crafts in the neighborhood’s picturesque main square. Browse watercolors, frescoes, photography and more from some of Mexico’s most talented creatives, and then wander around the neighborhood’s charming cobblestone streets full of hanging bougainvillea.

Aerial View  - Soumaya Museum, Mexico City, Mexico - Courtesy Journey Mexico

Soumaya Museum

A stunning metallic hourglass rising from the Nuevo Polanco plaza, the Soumaya Museum is an architectural marvel in its own right. The museum itself houses the vast private art collection of Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, and boasts a variety of artifacts and artworks from European Masters (alongside a few works by Diego Rivera). With a stark white interior, the museum leads guests to a spiraling walkway and grand salon that hosts rotating exhibits. If you cannot read Spanish, booking a guide for exploring this museum is well worth it, as English signage is limited. Indagare members can contact the Bookings Team for help with planning.

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Studio of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

The storied house and art studio of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into the complicated psyches of the married artists. Designed by one of Rivera’s contemporaries, muralist and architect Juan O’Gorman, the modern rectilinear houses are a starkly modern contrast to the traditional colonial villas that surround them. The two connecting houses (where Frida and Diego lived separately) are located in the picturesque colonia of San Angel, and have been beautifully preserved, making them captivating from the inside and out.

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Exterior View - Teotihuacan Pyramids , Mexico City, Mexico - Courtesy Daniel Case

Teotihuacan Pyramids

The Teotihuacan Pyramids were first constructed in 300 BC as the original center of the ancient city. Later inhabited by the Aztecs, these mysterious and massive ruins were abandoned upon the formation of Mexico City. Today, this site (located 30 miles northeast of downtown) contains the third largest pyramid in the world. In order to fully experience the ruins, walk down the large Avenue of the Dead to the Sun Pyramid and the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl and climb the Moon Pyramid for spectacular views.

Indagare Tip: To get the most out of these sites, booking a tour with an archeologist guide is a must. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for with arrangements.

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Aerial View-Zocalo ,Mexico City, Mexico-Courtesy Journey Mexico


Inarguably the epicenter of Mexico City’s historical heritage, Zocalo refers to the main square that has been a gathering place for Mexicans since Aztec times. The surrounding neighborhood contains noteworthy sites such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption, the Palacio Nacional and the ruins of the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. The larger square is filled with great restaurants and shops.

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