Gabriel, Director of Strategy and Business Development, ANZ and LatAm, shares his top tips for a trip to his home town, Mexico City.

Mexico City is full of culture, energy and everything your senses could possibly ask. Here are my must visit spots.

Strolling through Zócalo

You have to go to Zócalo. You just have to. This is the city’s main plaza, located in the historic downtown. It’s also close to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, the Plaza of the Three Cultures. You have a beautiful cathedral and an archaeological site all in the same place. You’ll see Aztec, Spanish and the blended cultures all together. It’s very much about walking around and visiting. Sometimes there will be festivals or events in the plaza and a fantastic restaurant nearby is Azul Historico. It serves Mexican cuisine, but not as you know it!

Exploring Colonia Roma and Colonia Condesa

These suburbs have transformed over the years from a traditional residential area into a cool bohemian spot full of little restaurants and bars. If hipsters are not your thing, then think it twice as you’ll find your fair share around here. Seafood lovers should definitely go to Contra Mar for traditional Mexican seafood dishes such as ceviche, tostadas y tacos de pescado.

Eat at the markets of Centro de Coyoacan

This is like stepping into a beautiful Colonial town in the middle of Mexico City. The architecture is fascinating and worth a wander. Make sure you’re hungry – the markets here are a great spot to try traditional Mexican food. The fresh, handmade tortillas . A market is a good spot to try traditional food.  For a fancy meal, try Los Danzantes.  If you’re interested in art, the nearby Frida Kahlo Museum is definitely worthwhile.