Mex­ico City’s hid­den gems.

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents - edited by Hannah James

Its in­hab­i­tants de­scribe Mex­ico City as a mon­ster you can’t help but fall in love with. With a pop­u­la­tion of more than 21 mil­lion peo­ple, the streets are or­gan­ised chaos. Fol­low the lo­cals across the cob­bled streets, past the Art Deco build­ings and vi­brant mu­rals to find their se­cret haunts. At Azul Histórico, a down­town restau­rant favoured by res­i­dents, or­der hi­bis­cus-filled em­panadas with a side of grasshop­per-topped gua­camole. As the lo­cals say, there is never enough time in “Me­hico” City, just like there is never enough tequila; cd­mx­travel.com. Al­ley Pas­coe

In Mex­ico, art is a hu­man right. The BEL­LAS ARTES PALACE hosts the­atre, dance and mu­sic daily. On Thurs­days, watch bal­let un­der the glass ceil­ing.

To reach the sum­mit of the AN­GEL OF IN­DE­PEN­DENCE tower you need a per­mit and to climb 200 steps up a nar­row spi­ral stair­case. The view over the city is worth it. SAN JUAN MAR­KET for 150 years to buy piñatas, fruit and scor­pi­ons. En­joy the com­pli­men­tary wine with your baguette.

DULCE PA­TRIA, one of the top 50 restau­rants in Latin Amer­ica, lo­cated on the Avenida up­scale sub­urb of Polanco.

Be­sides tequila,t mez­cal is the the chilli-rimmed­chilli­mar­gari­ta­mar­garit at FONDA FINA, and blend­blen right in;

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