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When is the best time to visit Mexico City?

It's a year-round destination. Most rain falls between Jun and Sep.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What language is spoken in Mexico City?

The main language spoken in Mexico City is Spanish.

What currency do I need in Mexico City?

The Mexican peso is the main currency used in Mexico City. Notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs using a UK credit or debit card. You may have ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and amounts are limited to about £100.

What is the time difference between Mexico City and the UK?

The time difference between Mexico City and the UK is GMT -5 hours.

What does a visit to Mexico City combine well with?

A visit to almost anywhere else in Mexico: the domestic flight network is comprehensive and roads are good. Close to the city you might visit the silverwork town of Taxco (170 kms); a bit further afield but accessible by car is a necklet of divine colonial towns, including the artists’ Mecca San Miguel de Allende (234 kms).

How do I get to Mexico City?

There are direct flights from London taking around 12 hours.

What key events are there in Mexico City?

Independence Day, 16 Sept, celebrations throughout the city

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe), 12 Dec: Not a public holiday, but it is Mexico's biggest religious festival of the year. The day is celebrated with a mass ceremony and a traditional fair in her honour. The day is packed with free concerts on the plaza of Basilica de Guadalupe, in a suburb of the city. 

Day of the Dead, Nov 1st - 2nd, celebrated throughout the country.

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