Places: A guide to Mexico City Part Uno


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Where to stay...


Nestled in one of the oldest, most historic neighborhoods of the city, Hotel CONDESA df is the perfect balance between historical and modern architecture. With spacious rooms design by India Mahdavi, views to the tree-lined streets of La Colonia Condesa and a rooftop terrace overlooking Avenida Reforma skyline. CONDESA df is located on one of the hippest streets of the hood; you can easily walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and Parque España. 

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Art for everyone

With over 30 centuries worth Art, the Museum opened up its doors with an exhibit of French sculptor Auguste Rodin in May 2011 at Plaza Carso, its commitment to educate on Art, sustainability and the environment throughout free programs is one of its founding objectives. Open 365 days of the year at no cost and the majority of its Art comes from European regions with the intention of sharing some of the most iconic pieces by Rembrandt, Renoir and Dali to those who can't travel abroad.  

El Angel

Most commonly known by El Ángel and officially known as Monumento a la Independencia "Monument to Independence." was built in 1910 during the presidency of Porfirio Díaz to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence. In later years it was made into a mausoleum for the greatest heroes of that war.

D.F. as the locals call it; it’s a magical, mystical, ancient, and a beautiful city. You can find anything and everything you want. From a temple that was built by an ancient civilization to some of the most modern buildings in the world, murals in the Palace of Government painted by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo self-portraits, Aged Mole and Mezcal. A diverse, open-minded city where people are people, where religion and family matters but respect prevails. A place where the saying “Mi Casa Es Su Casa,” means just that.
”La Ciudad de México.”
— Octavio Molina