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Mexico City : useful info
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code : 55 for Mexico City + 8 digits

Useful contacts


folkloric dances of Mexico Useful CONTACTS INFORMATION about the phone numbers
 040
Alarm call
 030
INFOTOUR
 5250-0123 ou 0151
Long distance OPERATOR
 090 (international and in english) or 020 (national)
HELP TO CITIZENS
 060
POLICE
 (52 55) 56 25 87 61 or 061 ( documents loss, robbery, agressions) –downtown, Florencia # 20, Colonia Juárez – metro Insurgentes - police station open daily 24HRS-
TICKET MASTER (events tickets)
 53 25 90 00  www.ticketmaster.com.mx

     Right picture : folkloric dances of Mexico

HELP to tourists
 52 50 01 23
Free call for tourist information and security
 01 800 903 92 00
Red Cross,  (55) 5557 5758, emergency 080 for an ambulance.


The weekly newspaper EL TIEMPO comes out every Thursday and gives information about all the spectacles of the city from Thursday to Thursday.

The museums publish a very complete cultural « Agenda » about all the exhibits, concerts or present events (pick it up at the windows at the entrances of museum or Palace of Fine Arts).

Small, but very useful free maps can be picked up at stores, restaurants, theaters, art galleries, etc…:

Codigo Mapas, gives the map of the neighbors Polanco and Condesa, and also addresses of friendly shops for “frantic shoppers”.
Hot Map covering la Condesa, Polanco, la Zona Rosa and Insurgentes: maps with events (theater, movies…) and places for the whole month.
Mapa de Galerías, also monthly, it gives information about concerts, exhibits and inaugurations in Polanco, El Centro, Coyoacán…
Always travel in Mexico City with a map : the "Guía Rojí" is a good one. The same editor offers various very complete atlas of Mexico.
You could also consult other guide books, purely for tourists wishing to discover Mexico, like Mexico Desconocido, Rutas Turisticas, Centro, Guía Para Caminantes, Guía Turística Rincones.

Folkloric Ballet Amalia Hernandez

 

Different pictures : Folkloric Ballet Amalia Hernandez

 

 

 



Folkloric Ballet Amalia Hernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOURIST INFORMATION

entrance of the casa de los azulejos in Mexico City Sectur Federal
Presidente Mazaryk No. 172 - Col. Chapultepec Morales CP. 11587
Mexico, D.F. /  55 3002 6300 ext 1152, 1126, 1133 or 1134
Open from 8AM to 6PM and Saturday from 10AM to 3PM, closed on Sunday
Emergency line 24h/24h : 55 52 50 01 23 (tourist assistance)
Free number from Mexico : 01-800-987 82 24
Information about the whole country in different languages.

Left picture : entrance of the casa de los azulejos in Mexico City


Secretaría de Turismo del Gobierno del Distrito Federal (SECTURDF)
Av. Nuevo León No. 56, Piso 9 CP. 06100
Col. Hipódromo Condesa - Delegación Cuauhtémoc - México, D.F.
/  (55) 55 53 76 76 / 01 800 008 9090 / 55 53 19 01


- informacionturistica@mexicocity.gob.mx, open from Monday to Friday 9AM-2PM and 3PM-6PM - www.mexicocity.gob.mx -
Information about Mexico City.

Many information booths, called modulos de información turistica are open daily, all over the city. You could get some practical information (example : how to reach a particular place by subway ? Where is the closest turibus stop ?). Little documentation. Open daily from 9AM to 6PM (except between 2PM and 3PM).

Monte de Piedad S/N.Col.Centro Histórico (between repúb.Guatemala and 5 de Mayo),  55 18 10 03
Del ÁNGEL (Monument of Independence), Paseo de la Reforma S/N Col.Juárez,  52 08 10 30
Museum of Fine Arts (between Bellas Artes and Alameda Central),  55 18 27 99
Basilica de Guadalupe,  57 48 20 85
Bus terminals North, 57 19 12 01 - South, 53 36 23 21 - East, 57 84 30 77 and west, 52 72 88 16
In front of Museum Rufino Tamayo (Chapultepec),  52 86 38 50
Next to Templo Mayor ( near Church Sagrario), 55 12 89 77

 

A telephone service is available for any information or orientation about any destinations, curiosities and tourist services, 24/7. From Mexico City and suburb zone : 00 (52) (55) 50 89 75 00 - Consult the manual of tourist entry just set up by the Ministry of Tourism. In this manual you can find the necessary information to visit Mexico, whether by land, in your own vehicle, by sea, or by air, whether in a commercial airline or on board a private plane.


The tourist offices offer a choice of brochures, more practical than cultural but with information on Mexico City and suburbs : DFiesta en el DF, Travelers Guide, Passport…

The INEGI (Instituto nacional de estadística geográfica e informática) in Mexico has good information :
Centro de Consulta y Comercialización Aeropuerto - Local C11 - Col. Peñón de los Baños CP 15621
(55) 5786-0212 - 7days/7days - 08AM-8PM.
Biblioteca Gilberto Loyo - Balderas # 71 - Centro CP 06040 - (55) 5130-7900 Ext 7502 y 7503 ext. 7502 - 7503
Fax : 7504 - Monday to Friday - 9AM to 4PM - www.inegi.org.mx.
The INEGI is available in every state : . Outside Mexico city : 01 800 111 46 34 between 9AM to 8PM on weekdays.

There is also AMA (Mexican Association of Automobile) where you can get maps by showing an AAA card. Next to the Metro Insurgentes, avenida Orizaba # 7, (55) 52 42 02 62 / 52 08 83 29 - contacto@ama.com.mx. They speak only Spanish. Click to log on their site.
  

Organized visits of Mexico City


Many travel agencies and hotels offer these visits, walking or by bus. Try also, downtown, the pedicab and the Turibus (open since sept 2002); it is a 70/75 seat double-decker bus service; the tour covers downtown and lasts about 3 hours. You can get on and off at any of the stops as many times as you like for the day. The ticket is good the whole day ($125 on week days and $145 on weekends). The bus passes by the stops every 30/40 min. Log on to their site : www.turibus.com.mx. Information (55) 514 11360 ext. 2000 and 2602, outside Mexico City 01 800 280 8887.
One day pass : $125 on week-days and $145 on weekends. Possibility of 2 day pass ($180 and $210 on weekends); night circuit between 9PM to 3AM, $ 145. Around half price for children - 4 to 12 years old.

turibus The tour starts at 9AM until 9PM, 24/7, from the auditorium close to Chapultepec Park, but you can hop on and off anywhere. It has an audio system in several languages (Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and Japanese).

     Right picture : turibus

TRANVÍA del Centro Histórico - 7days/7days between 10AM to 5PM - Departure from the fountain in front of Bellas Artes Palace - 54 91 16 15, $35 for 45 mns of visit around the Alameda Park.

Services like banks, foreign exchange, Internet and post offices are numerous downtown as well as an ATM. Be careful while withdrawing money. Internet access rate is $12/15 per hour downtown and much more in the hotels.

Two self serve Laundromats are located downtown :
- Lavanderia Karina, calle Mesones # 42 , first floor in the courthyard, between Bolivar and Isabel la Catolica, col. Centro open Mon-Fri 9AM-8PM and on saturday 9AM-5PM, $ 40 for 3 kg (wash & dry), 1450 9541 or 1542.
- Lavanderia automatica, calle Nápoles # 81, col. Juárez, 2nd floor, open Mon-Sat 9AM-6PM.



chilis in Mexico City markets

All the concerts/ballets/spectacles

(available also for every region in Mexico):
www.ticketmaster.com.mx - (55) 53 25 90 00. You can buy your tickets at the store Mix-Up, corner Madero # 51 and Isabel la Católica, col. Centro or Génova # 76, local 26, col. Juárez (tickets for any cultural or sport events except soccer and folkloric ballets).

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico "Amalia Hernandez" every Wednesday at 8:30PM, Sunday 9:30AM and 8:30PM, saturday 7PM (not all the season). Rates between $300 and $700.

Genova is a very busy street of the Zona Rosa with fast food.

Concerts, operas and ballet folklorico at the Palace of Fine Arts (55) 55 12 25 93.

The teatro de la Ciudad de México, (55) 55 21 23 55 (Donceles # 36, col. Centro) hosts theater plays and folk ballets. The Unidad Artistica y Cultural del Bosque, Paseo de la reforma # 50 behind the Auditorio Nacional, also.

The cathedral on the Zócalo offers operas on some days, in English or Spanish.

Music of the Mariachis : They are on the Place Garibaldi from 8PM on weekends.
They are on the avenue Lázaro Cárdenas in the late afternoon to attract strollers with flyers. On this same avenue, by the avenue of Cuba, there is even a store where you could buy a nice Mariachi suit (adult and child sizes).

     Above picture : chilis in Mexico City markets



Association of hotels in Mexico city : (55) 52 03 0 66 or 52 50 60 03, 52 03 72 46 - www.asociaciondehoteles.com.mx - www.hotelescdmexico.com.mx - reservaciones@asociaciondehoteles.com.mx - reservaciones@hotelesenmexico.com.mx -

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