Seeing Mexico City skyline from Torre Latinoamericana should be on your list of things to do in the city. I have walked parts/areas of the city and I was intrigued to see what it looks like from above. So, before sundown, I decided to take an elevator to the observation deck of Torre Latino. You can’t miss the tower – it’s just right across the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes).
Though Mexico City is a very historical city, I didn’t see much of it from above. The massive colonial buildings and churches are swallowed by lego-like infrastructures that dominate the city’s skyline. Modern, tall buildings are sporadically scattered everywhere.
Since the city is landlocked, you won’t be able to see the sunset from a beach or lake. So, Torre Latino is the best place to watch the sunset overlooking the city. That afternoon I was there, the queue was unbearable. It took me 30 minutes before I was ushered to the elevator. Go there an hour before the sunset!
My friend and I stayed at NH Collection Mexico City Reforma in Zona Rosa. We love this area because it is close to bars, restaurants, groceries, shops, public transport, and some interesting places to see. Police officers are ubiquitous in this are, too. The hotel itself is nice and we were given a room with a good view. We can see the Angel of Independence Statue from our room. It takes about 40 minutes on foot to the historic downtown. The staff can also arrange a tour for you if that’s your kind of thing, including going to the Teotihuacan Pyramids. You can book hotels and hostels via Booking, Expedia, TripAdvisor, and HostelWorld.