Noteworthy streets and neighborhoods in Mexico City include those named for famous folks from history. Others are named for no one in particular, but happen to host some of the city's most important places.
There are calzadas - the old causeways of Tenochtitlan. There are canals, at last being brought slowly back to life. And of course, there are calles and avenidas and more. Some lead nowhere in particular, and yet they're people by memories and generations that go back into the furthest stretches of the city's long life.
There are some important highways, and a few callejones - alleyways - that still hide some of the city's deepest mysteries. You'll walk avenidas, and parkways, and of course, turn the corners of some of the metropolis' deepest neighborhoods.
We're working to present you with the finest maps to guide your way, too. But you may also find that some of the most noteworthy streets are those where you stay. That's the experience of the millions of residents of Mexico City as you'll soon see.
The streets and neighborhoods of the city are yours for the exploring. Let's get going.
One of the most lavishly decorated of Villa de Cortés churches, this one's interior is breathtaking.
Just east of the Pino Suarez Metro and Plaza Commercial is one of the city's oldest neighborhood markets.
Named for a hero of the 1847 war, a park this well-loved is an honor indeed.
A breathtaking stretch of late-18th-century housing leaves almost nothing to the imagination.
One of the great mysteries of the northern Centro Histórico is a wood framed church & hospital.
Still a gusty breath of wind from the past, a monastery in Tacuba is as impressive as any…
One of the younger neighborhoods in Xochimilco has held on the longest to its Nahuatl name and it's…
Among the most dramatic stretches of canal, an ancient neighborhood rolls out the welcome mat.
Xochimilco's littlest historical neighborhood is among the biggest participants in the local processions.
An ancient ceremonial site gave rise to one of Xochimilco's most colorful neighborhoods.
The epicenter of the New Xochimilco, it's one of the biggest and quietest of Xochimilco's Chinampa Barrios.
There's always something see, and just 8-minutes walk from the light rail is one of Xochimilco's finest barrios.
Likely the oldest Christian church in ancient Xochimilco, it's the rugged center of an ancient neighborhood.
Looking out on the thriving market square, there's no better place for the Central Xochimilco Chapel.
At the center of one of one Xochimilco's biggest and oldest neighborhoods, it's historically, the cleanest too!
The legendary Xaltocan of Xochimilco still hosts the biggest carnival in the city.
An 17th-century chapel at the heart of Santa Cruz Anulco, it's one of Xochimilco's oldest continually inhabited neighborhoods.
One of the most beloved of central Xochimilco barrios, this one's
One of Xochimilco's most colorful, creative, and historical of ancient neighborhoods...
One of the central, charming little neighborhoods of Xochimilco's center, this one's best visited on foot.
At the center of one of Xochimilco's original neighborhoods, and as colorful as can be.
The youngest of the original towns in Milpa Alta, this one makes up for it with a massive…
One of Tlalpan's original villages, this one is crowded with bicyclists on the ride of their lives.
One of Tlalpan's most beloved "Barrios Originarios," San Fernando has a lively center.
Surprisingly intimate in one of the city's most ancient neighborhoods, it's a grand meeting and events venue.
One of the most accessible cultural centers and galleries in the city center, Donceles 66 has a scary…
Barrio La Asunción is centered around the San Matias Church and Monastery, among the oldest in the city.
An enormous graveyard of incalculable historic value, the cemetery is a beautiful way to learn a place's heart.
One of the most well preserved of the city's old aqueducts, the Guadalupe still stretches back into time.
One of the most brightly painted of the Santa Maria Neighborhoods, this one has a flair for looking…
One gnarled 17th-century Coyoacán alley still inspires doubt, fear, and an ever-fleeting hope of forgiveness.
Who knew? The fence at Chapultepec is always one of the city's best attended galleries.
Near the Alameda Central, visit the Barrio Chino for lunch, dinner, and a dose of Chinese culture.
Putting to rest the idea that central Mexico City has little ancient history, a church in Atoyac dates…