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Mexico City: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

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WELCOME TO MEXICO CITY

 

 

We push past the colourful chaos and Frida Kahlo merchandise to find the city’s tastiest tacos and the retailers breathing new life into classic crafts.
Quesadillas sizzling on street corners outside cosy coffee shops; mariachi in sequined sombreros serenading late-night revellers; tower blocks casting long shadows over baroque churches and Aztec ruins studded with cacti. Mexico City simultaneously conforms to every stereotype and challenges every preconception with shameless self-assurance.

 

Unconventional, ever-changing and utterly beguiling, this megalopolis is an endless parade of sights, sounds and smells. It somehow manages to feel intimate despite its gargantuan size but good guidance is still essential – and this is where the Monocle Travel Guide to Mexico City steps in.

We lead you to our favourite mural-splashed buildings and the best places in which to practise your salsa – ending up in a dimly lit mezcal bar or two for good measure. If you’re going to pay a visit to the Mexican capital, this is a good place to start. All that’s left to do is dust off your dancing shoes and join the fiesta. Órale, amigos!

Editors: Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, Joe Pickard
Authors: Monocle
Release date: June 2018
Format: 14 × 21 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitched binding, ribbon bookmark, 148 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-949-1


Monocle reports from around the globe in print, on radio, and online. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in Monocle’s Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to you in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets.

These are books that go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure you get the best out of a city—no matter how short your stay. Designed to be compact and collectable, they are also discerning; Monocle’s team won’t list a hundred places to eat but they will tell you where’s best for everything from some tasty fast food to something truly celebratory. Cities are fun. Let’s explore.