Travel Guide

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LOCATIONS

Transart RESIDENCY

SOMA
(MAIN VENUE)
Calle 13 #25
San Pedro de los Pinos, 03800
Closest subway station: Metro San Pedro de los Pinos (2 minute walk)

SYMPOSIUM

CASA MAAUAD
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano #20
San Rafael, 06470
Closest subway station: Metro San Cosme (3 minute walk)
 

RECOMMENDED MUSEUMS + GALLERIES

MUSEUMS

Museo de Arte Tamayo

MUAC

Museo de Antropologia

Zócalo

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo

 

Art Galleries

Proyectos Monclova

OMR

Gustavo Arroniz

Marso

José García

Kurimanzutto

Arredondo / Arozarena

EAT + LEISURE

- Salón Covadonga

- Mercado San Pedro de los Pinos (near SOMA)

- Café Tacuba (downtown)

- Mercado de San Juan (gourmet food market)  

Neighborhoods

CONDESA

Beloved for its world-class nightlife, Condesa’s days begin with people streaming through parks, restaurants and designer boutiques, pausing to sip lattes. Marked by a larger corporate presence than neighboring Roma, Condesa’s venues might seem all-too-familiar, but the crowd is always fresh. A good place to walk with lots of English speaking crowds. A good choice for Transart students.

  • Mexico City International Airport: 40 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
  • SOMA: 15 minutes by car or 25 minutes by public transit
  • Casa Maauad: 12 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transit

Accommodation
https://www.airbnb.com/locations/mexico-city/condesa

Hotel/hostel Izta 54
Iztacchihuatl 54
from $889 MXN

Hostal Be Condesa
Yautepec 164
from $476 MXN
 

SAN PEDRO DE LOS PINOS

Residential area with a quiet atmosphere with few options for eating and dining. No nightlife. It’s within walking distance to SOMA. Airbnb is a good option here.

  • Mexico City International Airport: 40 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
  • SOMA: 5 minutes walking
  • Casa Maauad: 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transit

Accommodation
https://www.airbnb.com/  (search: San Pedro de los Pinos)



ROMA NORTE

A neighbourhood with lots of restaurants, bars, galleries and cafés. A good place to work and lots of english speaking crowds. A good choice to stay, but a bit farther away from SOMA. Closer to Casa Maauad.

  • Mexico City International Airport: 45 minutes by car or 44 minutes by public transit
  • SOMA: 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transit
  • Casa Maauad: 15 minutes by car or 20 minutes public transit

Accommodation
https://www.airbnb.com/locations/mexico-city/roma-norte

Hotel MX Roma
Merida 81, Colonia Roma Norte
from $920 MXN per night

Hostel Mr. López B&B
Tabasco 304
from $302 MXN per night

ROMA SUR

Contrasting Roma Norte’s hip, progressive vibe, Roma Sur revolves around tradition and daily routine. Historically an aristocratic hub, Roma Sur's residential streets now teem with calloused-hand workers, many from neighboring Latin American countries. Less focused on their image than most, Roma Sur’s Chilangos cherish the simpler things in life.

  • Mexico City International Airport: 45 minutes by car or 55 minutes by public transit
  • SOMA: 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by public transit
  • Casa Maauad: 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transit

Accommodation
https://www.airbnb.com/locations/mexico-city/roma-sur

Hotel Marbella
Frontera 205, Colonia Roma
from $756 MXN

Roomies Hostel Condesa
Calle Chiapas 173, Colonia Roma
from $193 MXN

NÁPOLES

Centrally located, Nápoles offers a subdued haven for Mexico City's most successful young Chilangos. New mothers guide their little ones to the park along quiet sidewalks, stopping by Pennsylvania Street for luncheons and ice cream treats. For the families that afford it, the wholesome life in Nápoles is a dream.

  • Mexico City International Airport: 50 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
  • SOMA: 10 minutes by car or 15 minute walk
  • Casa Maauad: 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transit

Accommodation
https://www.airbnb.com/locations/mexico-city/napoles

Suites Oklahoma by Residence L' Heritage
Oklahoma 85
from $1681  MXN

Hotel Vermont
Vermont 29
from $1151 MXN
 

TRANSPORTATION

METRO
Single use ticket: $5 MXN*
Map: http://www.metro.cdmx.gob.mx/la-red/mapa-de-la-red

METROBÚS
Single use ticket: $6 MXN*
Mexico City Downtown - Airport (Terminal 1 and 2): $30 MXN
Map: http://data.metrobus.cdmx.gob.mx/mapa.html

* A top-up card that works on both Metro and Metrobús can be bought at any station

TAXIS
We don’t recommend hailing taxis from the streets.
There are safe taxi bases (sitios or radio taxis) that are safe. Cash only.
We recommend using Uber.
Airport taxis are safe.
 

CURRENCY

CONVERSION RATE (2.10.17):

$1 U.S. Dollar (USD) ~ $18.24 Mexican Peso (MXN)
(current: https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1+usd+to+mxn )
$1 Euro (EUR) ~ $21.40 MXN
(current: https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1+eur+to+mxn )
You can change money at the airport and a few exchange houses around the city.
You can use ATM as well.

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police 066 (or 060)
Fire 068
National Emergencies 911
General Information (Locatel)  +5255 5683 2222

 

 

photo credit: Miguel Fernández de Castro, Territorio I, 2011.