Check out the 'Hipodromo...
Check out the 'Hipodromo Condesa'. It is an old neighborhood that was built around the old horse track that was demolished during Porfirio Diaz' last years as president (read: dictator). The barrio is in the shapè of an oval and grew up in the late twenties and thirties and is so filled with art deco architecture surrounding a large green park (complete with duck pond) which was the infield of the old pony track. Really nice. Saturdays and Sundays the park fills with couples,families and kids who hang in the explanade to play football or just walk around the park hand in hand.
At the corner of Avenida Mexico (the street that runs along the park)the street changes its name to Citlaltepetl (whatever) and here is where Arturo Mondragon, grandson of General Mondragon who was instrumental in the insurrection of the Ciudadela, has his small cafe, LA PALMA. Ten peso beers, good wine and great tortas or his daily menu ($25 pesos) are great, but the clientele is better. Artists, writers, doctors and a mix of ex-pats top the list of regulars. There is always a great conversation to be had, or overheard and the atmosphere is light and friendly.
Right next store, check out Gabriela Navarrete at URVANIDADES, Mexico City's only vintage clothing store. Cool stuff here if you're looking for a hip shirt or a leather coat or what-have-you. I think that this area and this corner in particular are jewels in this city that is so large and overcrowded. Ducks, grass, a cold beer, stimulating conversation and maybe a groovy hawaiian shirt can't do you wrong. A definite 'check-it-out'
Orden de Carmelitas Descalzos
an order of carmelite with a beautiful church that was interesting to know and see in my last trip.
The order is big all over Mexico and Latin America even Cuba.
- Arts and Culture
- Religious Travel
- Family Travel
Outskirts of Mexico city
Mexico City is an enormous place .
You can drive for hours and in the outskirts you have lots of Colonias where you have also regretfully the more poor neighbourhoods.
Taxco is an amazingly beautiful little town south of Mexico, half-way between there and Acapulco. If you have time, you should see this place! Please go to my Taxco page for more info.
On top of the peak, under the wachful eyes of statues of Pancho Villa and two other heroes of a battle fought here during the Mexican
Revolution, a priest blessed the spent group.
- Historical Travel
unam library and its frescoes
unam=universidad nacional autonoma de mexico.
E. of insurgentes,11km S. of reforma.
imposing monument which pays a tribute to
the national pride with idealistic frescoes.
The LDS Temple is a place to visit for a religious atmosphere. It was voted one of the top 3 buildings with the best Mayan architecture in Mexico.
The village San Cristobal de...
The village San Cristobal de las Casas itself. learn more about the local people and discover some beautifull places.
One of the coolest things I...
One of the coolest things I saw was the Aztec Indians dancing in front of the Governments Palace. They’re not always there, but look for them, it’s well worth it.
About an hour and a half...
About an hour and a half North-East of Mexico city, don't miss the pyramids of the sun and of the moon in Teotihuacan.