Travel: Mexico City
August 30, 2014 8:55 AM   Subscribe

I am traveling to Mexico City for two weeks in in mid September, and would love some Mefite Advice on lesser known things to see and do!

I am going to all of the main museums, but what are some smaller out of the way ones that are remarkable? Maybe you know the best market for cheap vintage textiles? The very best spot for a drink and people watching?
Some relevant information: I am a woman traveling alone, and probably don't want to be anywhere real dodgy after dark, but I am also very comfortable with public transport and navigating new cities. I am staying in the Centro. I only know a tiny amount of Spanish. I like art, architecture, hole in the wall cafes, flea markets, and the kind of places that turn up on Atlas Obscura. I am not so much for the nightlife, but I do like music and the quieter sort of bars. My budget is small, but I can make exceptions for really amazing things. Thanks!
posted by velebita to Travel & Transportation around Mexico City, Mexico (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Pasteleria Ideal. Go upstairs to see these.
posted by Wet Spot at 11:37 AM on August 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

Mercado la Merced is pretty awesome. Eat some tacos and drink the orange juice from one of the carts that squeeze it in front of you.
posted by queens86 at 12:33 PM on August 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

For architecture, the house of Luis Barragan and the Biblioteca Vasconcelos are musts. Roma Norte is a nice area to walk around at night.
posted by monologish at 7:32 AM on September 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

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