Housed in a skeletal, imposing structure that was once a history museum and steel mill, the Chopo University Museum is a space for contemporary art operated by UNAM (the largest university in Mexico). Wander through rotating exhibits, down ramps, and up colorful stairways, getting lost in the mix of sculptures, video displays, and more.
The museum also hosts regular events, including bilingual panels and live music concerts. After your visit, explore the lively neighborhoods of San Rafael and Santa María La Ribera, home to hidden bookstores and local flavors.
Don't miss: The small back garden, complete with its large sculpture, is a great place for a moment of quiet reflection in a hectic city.