Quesadillas sizzling on street corners outside cosy coffee shops; mariachi in sequined sombreros serenading late-night revellers; tower blocks casting long shadows over baroque churches and Aztec ruins studded with cacti. Mexico City simultaneously conforms to every stereotype and challenges every preconception with shameless self-assurance. The Monocle Team pushes past the colourful chaos and Frida Kahlo merchandise (although, naturally, they drop by her cobalt-blue home) to find the city’s tastiest tacos and the retailers breathing new life into classic crafts. They lead you to our favourite mural-splashed buildings and the best places in which to practise your salsa – ending up in a dimly lit mezcal bar or two for good measure. There’s never been a better time to visit the Mexican capital so dust off your dancing shoes and join the fiesta. Órale, amigos!
Details & care
Features: 148 pages, hard cover Published by: Gestalten Printed in: Germany Dimensions: 14cm x 22cm x 1.3cm (5.5in x 8.3in x 0.5in)
About the Brand
In 2007, Monocle magazine was launched to provide a briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. They believed that there was a globally minded audience of readers who were hungry for opportunities and experiences beyond their national borders. Today, Monocle is published 10 times a year out of their London HQ at Midori House; they now sell more than 80,000 copies per issue and have 24,000 subscribers and growing.
They also have a series of travel guides that cover more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Mexico City.