code : 55 for Mexico City + 8 digits
Useful CONTACTS INFORMATION about the phone numbers
Long distance OPERATOR
(international and in english) or 020 (national)
HELP TO CITIZENS
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)
25 90 00 www.ticketmaster.com.mx
HELP to tourists
50 01 23
Free call for tourist information and security
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
Hot Map covering la Condesa, Polanco, la Zona Rosa and Insurgentes:
maps with events (theater, movies…) and places for the whole
Mapa de Galerías, also monthly, it gives information
about concerts, exhibits and inaugurations in Polanco, El Centro,
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
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.
Secretaría de Turismo del Gobierno del Distrito Federal
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
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
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
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
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 -
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
They speak only Spanish. Click to log on their site.
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
(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.
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).
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.
(available also for every region in Mexico):
(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
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).
Association of hotels in Mexico city :
(55) 52 03 0 66 or 52 50 60 03,
52 03 72 46 - www.asociaciondehoteles.com.mx
City map :
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