Discover the best places to take a selfie in Mexico City and upload it to your Instagram

The Historic Center of Mexico City is one of the favorite spots for tourists, among many other things, because of the photographs they can take to post on Instagram.

While in the Historic Center there are various places to take a selfie, such as the Plaza de la Constitución, the Palacio de Minería, the Templo Mayor, or the Metropolitan Cathedral, there are others that can help you get likes on social media.

The most Instagrammable places in the Historic Center:

National Museum of Art With its eclectic style, the MUNAL is considered one of the most important architectural works of the 20th century in Mexico.

You can take photos both inside and outside the venue, appreciate the neoclassical and Renaissance aesthetics, as well as the works of art produced between the 16th and 20th centuries that are exhibited in its halls.

The general admission is $80 pesos, but for children under 13, people with disabilities, students, teachers, and senior citizens, admission is free.

To take photographs, you must purchase a permit for $5 pesos (flash, tripod access, and photo sessions are not allowed). If you want to take a video, the permit will cost you $30 pesos.

One of the most photographed spaces is its staircase.

The National Museum of Art (MUNAL) is located at Tacuba 8, in Plaza Manuel Tolsá, Historic Center.

It opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on December 25th and January 1st.

The Postal Palace

Located opposite Bellas Artes and very close to the Torre Latinoamericana, you’ll find the Postal Palace of Mexico City, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. The place was designed by Adamo Boari, the same architect who built the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

The exterior facade made of Chiluca quarry stone is one of the main attractions for taking photos, but at the main entrance, the Mudéjar alfiz, as well as the German clock and the bronze wrought iron stairs inside, are a true gem.

Postal Palace is located at Tacuba 1, corner with Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, in the Historic Center. Admission is free, and you can visit it from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Iturbide Palace, also known as the CitiBanamex Cultural Palace, is a gem of Mexican baroque style. The avant-garde facade combines tezontle in reddish tones with gray stone. On its main floor, exhibitions are held, while the stone stairs lead you to other floors that offer a panoramic view of Madero Street, ideal for taking out your camera.

Iturbide Palace was built between 1779 and 1785 by Francisco Guerrero Torres and served as the residence of Viceroy Félix María Calleja. In 1821, it became the residence of Agustín de Iturbide and was the place where he was crowned Emperor of Mexico.

This beautiful historic building is located at number 17 on the pedestrian street Madero I. Madero, in the Historic Center.

Admission is free, and it is open Monday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Guided tours, which are also free, are available Monday to Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 12:00 p.m.

The Estanquillo Museum This museum is located at the corner of Isabel La Católica and Avenida Madero, inside the Longoria building, constructed at the end of the 19th century by Eleuterio Méndez and Francisco Serrano.

Inside the museum, you can find the collection of 20,000 pieces of popular art belonging to Carlos Monsiváis, as well as other temporary exhibitions.

If you go all the way up, you can access the terrace, where you can take photographs, appreciate part of Madero Street, and other facades from the colonial era.

The Estanquillo Museum is open to the public from Wednesday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission is free.

Former College of San Ildefonso San Ildefonso College was established in 1583 as a Jesuit institution. It also served as the headquarters of the School of Medicine and the National Preparatory School in 1867, as well as a barracks for American and French troops.

Over the years, it underwent several renovations until it was transformed into a Baroque building. On its facade, there is a marble relief of San Ildefonso receiving the chasuble from the Virgin Mary, one of the highlights of this place. Additionally, the three levels of the building, as well as its two courtyards, make it a photogenic spot for the public.

The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $50 pesos, but it is free on Sundays.

Children under 12 years old, senior citizens, and people with disabilities do not pay. If you are a student or teacher, you get a 50% discount with a valid ID.

It is located at Justo Sierra 16, in the Historic Center of Mexico City.

Chinatown Chinatown is another attraction thanks to the combination of Chinese and Mexican culture. It was inaugurated in the 1960s following the arrival of immigrants to Mexico City in the early 20th century.

Here you can find restaurants, cafés, porcelain figure shops, and candy stores. The entire area is decorated with traditional Chinese lights and ornaments. Additionally, the Friendship Arch, as well as the Fu dog statues, are attractive spots for taking a photo.

Find Chinatown on Dolores Street. You can enter from Juárez Avenue, which runs in front of Bellas Artes, or also from Victoria Street, at the height of the San Juan de Letrán Metro station.

Casa de los Azulejos One of the public’s favorites. Nowadays, Casa de los Azulejos is a restaurant, but its appeal lies in its façade of Novohispanic baroque covered with blue Talavera tiles.

The history of this venue dates back to 1524 when Hernán Cortés ceded part of the land to Antonio Burgueño, but the space was occupied by Graciana Suárez Peredo and Luis de Vivero.

Previously, it was the palace of the Counts of the Valley of Orizaba; years later, in 1871, it was used to create the Jockey Club; after the Mexican Revolution, and after being used by the Casa del Obrero Mundial, it became a restaurant, and in the seventies, the Sanborns company acquired the place.

Find Casa de los Azulejos on Francisco I. Madero Avenue 4, in the Historic Center.

Written by Rafael Solchaga for El Universal.



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