The Best Areas in Mexico City for Hosting Events

02 September 2022
02 September 2022
The Best Areas in Mexico City for Hosting Events

There are over 300 areas in Mexico City. That’s a lot, we know. So how do you choose which one is perfect for hosting your event?

Well, we’ve put together this guide to the best areas for your convenience. In fact, we’ve narrowed it down to just 7 of our favourites.

So, an elegant solution is for you to sit back, relax, read on, and you’ll be in a driving position to choose the one that suits you best!

And before we dive in, remember to read all the way to the conclusion. We’ll have some bonus expert advice about mastering your time in Mexico City!

1. Centrico Historico

The first neighbourhood in Mexico City we’re exploring is conveniently its first. Its historical, figurative, and literal centre: Centrico Historico (also known as Centro).

It’s built on the ruins of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. The remaining ruins of which are still proudly on display. The rest of this area is a remarkable medley of historical architecture dating back from the 16th to the 20th century. It’s beauty on every corner.

It’s in this area of Mexico City where you’ll see some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, including the Catedral Metropolitana, the beautiful Diego Rivera murals at the Ministry of Education, and the gorgeous Palacio Postal and Alameda Central, a municipal park dating back to 1529.

The signature fixture of Centrico Historico however is the Zócalo. The city’s main plaza, with a capacity of up to 100,000, and the centre of cultural and civic life, hosting loads of cool festivals and events throughout the year.

Events here will feed off the rich cultural and historical tradition that this neighbourhood in Mexico City is famed for. Plus, it has a host of nostalgic eateries, hotels, bars and cafes to enjoy in your downtime.

2. Zona Rosa

Our second district in Mexico City is Zona Rosa. It’s the party centre of the city, making it the ideal place to host your after-work events.

It’s LGBTQ-friendly, accessible for tourists, and has a rich tradition of international integration. Here you’ll find Little Soul, for example, Mexico City’s Koreatown.

Zona Rosa isn’t just for clubbing, however. There’s history here too. While you’ll there, you’ll need to check out El Angel (The Angel of Independence). It’s a monument completed in 1910 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of independence from Spain.

Plus, there’s great food, trendy shops, and antique vendors. As for accommodation, it’s mostly hostels for party goers and a string of high-class boutique hotels for business class guests.

3. Polanco

If you’re looking for a fancy place to host your event, then this is the neighbourhood in Mexico City you’ve been looking for.

The interesting thing about Polanco is that it’s not just a swanky location to show off your money. It’s an area with depth.

For starters, you have Chapultepec Park. It’s the largest and oldest green space in the city established by the Aztecs in the 15th century.

Then you have the museums, with two of the city’s favourites, the National Museum of Anthropology, the Modern Art Museum, and Chapultepec Castle.

And once you consider there are some of the best restaurants in the world here, luxury shopping, and extravagant hotels, you can start to see why this is an area in Mexico City where you should definitely consider hosting your event.

4. Roma

You might recognise this neighbourhood in Mexico City from an Academy Award-winning film of the same name: Roma.

What was once a prestigious district for the upper class is now considered the hippest area of Mexico City. So if you’re planning an event with creative themes, or perhaps you’re an intrinsically hip startup, Roma is the place for you.

Visitors won’t help but fall in love with its fabulous array of Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture. And with the buildings coated in a dazzling range of colours, and the streets lined with trees, who could ask for a prettier place to be? Especially with pretty parks and squares at every tune.

It’s so beautiful, in fact, that simply walking the streets is recognised as a proper tourist activity. And a free one too!)

The locals love Roma for its renowned cafes and restaurants. Here you’ll have everything from food halls showcasing classic street foods to upscale eateries, and cosy bars serving craft beers.

5. Juarez

Now, if you’re looking for a quiet version of Zona Rosa, might we interest you in its neighbour, Juarez?

This district in Mexico City has been through turbulent times. It was once one of the grandest places in the country before falling on hard times. However, it’s been undergoing a spirited renaissance of late.

It’s a magical mix of classical architecture and nostalgic Mexico City life contrasted with hip new business, art galleries, and trendy bars.

It’s laid back, and a good example of local life at its best. Perfect for an intimate corporate event, wouldn’t you say?

6. Coyoacan

Coyoacan is an area of Mexico City that is synonymous with counter-culture, art, academia, history, chill vibes, and stunning colonial architecture. And although it’s off the beaten track to the south, it’s very accessible by metro. And plus, the street food is to die for!

This is where Frida Kahlo was born and worked, and the museum dedicated to her life and work is one of the star attractions here. Plus, there’s a gorgeous square, hip markets, the National Museum of Popular Culture, and the National University.

Here you’ll see the independent, creative, and intelligent spirit of Mexico in full flow. So if you’re hosting an event with an edgy or creative theme, or perhaps you want to capture the essence of historical counter-culture, then Coyoacan is the place to be.

7. Condesa

The final neighbourhood in Mexico we’re going to be exploring today is Condesa. Many people consider Condesa to be the sophisticated older brother of Roma.

Its buildings are full of bright colours, with wide leafy boulevards, and a chill atmosphere, far removed – figuratively not literally – from the harsh sounds of inner-city life.

So yes, like Roma, there are tall, graceful trees and rich traditions of Art Deco architecture. But here there is a more gentile quality, with lots of art galleries, boutiques, and very rich residents.

But there is life here, from the amazing street food outside Chilpancingo metro station, the youngsters that come for the nightlife, to the many dogs and their owners at Parque Mexico. It’s lively and charming till the end.

Wrapping up

And that’s a wrap on our guide to areas in Mexico City. So now you’re armed with the knowledge of a local.

Your next mission is to choose your perfect venue in Mexico City. And we can help you with that too. It’s our thing after all.

And finally, before you go, you’ll want to read our guide on getting around Mexico City. As we said, you’ll be just like a local!

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