One of only 16 boroughs in Mexico City, Benito Juarez is a peaceful residential district just south of the historic city centre. Incorporating many cultural aspects of the larger metropolis, it cradles both the World Trade Center of Mexico City and the Plaza Mexico bullring. From prominent museums and galleries to religious sites and lively local markets, Benito Juarez has plenty to keep visitors busy.
Things to do in Benito Juárez
Be sure to head to Zocalo Square to see the beautiful Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, built over the course of 250 years beginning in 1525. Another impressive attraction nearby is the Frida Kahlo Museum, a cobalt-blue house museum devoted to Mexico’s unofficial first lady of art. Explore the Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros center inside the World Trace Center to see one of the world’s largest murals, “La Marcha de la Humanidad”.
Sports enthusiasts can take in a game at Estadio Azul, home to the Mexican football club Cruz Azul, while nature lovers can embrace Chapultepec Park, once a summer residence for Aztec rulers. A hotspot for concerts and theatre, the park is home to the National History Museum and the National Museum of Anthropology. Get a dose of contemporary Mexican art, paintings and photography at the Museum of Modern Art.
Don't miss the chance to visit a traditional Mexican market at La Lagunilla near Paseo de la Reforma. At the market, you’ll find authentic local handicrafts, vintage clothing and souvenirs, as well as sizzling street food from dozens of small vendors.
Getting around Benito Juárez
Numerous buses, pesero microbuses and electric trolleybuses run throughout the day and evening in Mexico City, including Benito Juarez. Purchase a prepaid smart card to ride the streamlined metrobuses that stop every three to four blocks in the middle of major streets. Taxis are also available throughout the day.