CONDESA - ROMA - ZONA ROSA
Tourism in La Condesa - Colonia Roma - Zona Rosa
For hipsters, artists, and people who like bohemian and intellectual atmosphere this area is a must- see attraction. The three different districts offer unique places. Zona Rosa is a neighborhood known for its shopping, nightlife and restaurants, which cater to foreign and Mexican visitors, as well as businessmen of the nearby Paseo de la Reforma.
La Condesa is an area considered to be one of the most fashionable with a number of examples of older Art Deco architecture and wide avenues lined with trees. Its character may be compared to that of the Soho in New York and the Latin Quarter in Paris. It is filled with restaurants, cafes, boutiques and art galleries. The heart of the neighborhood is Amsterdan Avenue; it follows the oval layout of the area’s former horse racetrack inaugurated in 1910, edges Parque México and includes a central pedestrian area, three plazas and is flanked by restaurants, cafés and boutiques.
Colonia Roma is a district with streets and houses built back in the 40’s based on European styles with many restaurants offering Latin American cuisine.
Map of La Condesa - Colonia Roma - Zona Rosa
Tourist Attractions in La Condesa - Colonia Roma - Zona Rosa
Zona Rosa (Pink Zone)
It is an area with sidewalk cafes, fancy restaurants, nightclubs, galleries, shops and boutiques.
Casa Universitaria del Libro (University Book House)
It is located in a splendid mansion and is a forum for the dissemination of culture with courses and workshops.
El Ángel de la Independencia (Independence Monument)
It is named “The Angel” and it is the landmark of the city inaugurated on 1910, the statue of an angel is standing atop of a 100 feet column.
Located in a house built in the early 20th century with a European style. Today is a cultural center with some exhibition space and some graduate level programs. It features a bookstore, library and cafeteria.
The Park was built in 1921, is considered one of the most beautiful parks in the city surrounded by interesting art deco and art nouveau buildings. The park contains a number of paths that wonder around the various attractions like fountains, ponds, sculptures, a clock tower, and the Teatro al Aire Libre Lindbergh (Lindbergh Open Air Theater).
Torre Mayor (Big Tower)
This is the third tallest building in Mexico with a height of 225 meters (738 feet) and 59 stories. The tower is both a monument to engineering and a haven of safety with an innovative design. It has a Conference Center.
Museums in La Condesa - Colonia Roma - Zona Rosa
It is inside one of the most representative buildings of the city, the “Monumento a la Revolución”. The Visitors can board a sleek glass panoramic elevator that shoots up for 57 meters, and then a spiral staircase within the dome to arrive to the observation deck with impressive 360-degree views of the surrounding skyline.
The Centennial Fountain with 100 water jets features a light show every hour for 15 minutes from 18:00 to 22:00 hrs. There is souvenir shop and a nice coffee shop. The museum exhibits the contemporary history of Mexico. With a library, conferences and lectures. Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-17:00 hrs.
Alfonso Reyes Museum
Exhibits personal objects that belonged to Reyes. This museum is also a center of literary studies. Monday-Thursday and Friday: 9:00-3:00 hrs.
This house-museum invites us to share each of its spaces occupied with furniture, lacquerware, masks, dolls, paintings, ceramics and endless pieces of Mexican folk art. Visits are only for groups with prior reservations.
It has two important libraries formed by approximately 5,154 books. It is housed in a French style building constructed in the early 1900s. Tuesday-Friday: 10:00- 18:00 hrs. Saturday: 10:00-15:00 hrs.
Museo del Objeto del Objeto (Museum of the Object of the Object, or “purpose of the object”)
It is located in a construction classified as Art Nouveau built in 1906. The museum has in display a collection of close to 100,000 items, dating back to 1810, up to the present day. Most items are related to packaging, especially bottles, utensils, cosmetics, food containers, clothing items and domestic appliances, among others. Wednesday- Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 hrs.
It shows the incredible and strange things. Monday-Friday: 11:00-19:00 hrs. Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-19:00 hrs.
Famous characters portrayed in wax. Monday: 11:00-19:00 hrs. Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-19:00 hrs.
Salón de la Plástica Mexicana
It has displayed the most representative works of Mexican plastic arts. Monday- Friday: 10:00-5:00 hrs. Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-15:00 hrs.
Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte (Museo MUCA Roma)
Housed in a classic early 20th-century building in the Colonia Roma. Sponsored by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the museum is a space dedicated to the experimentation, where the spectator could have more intimate contact with the work in its immediacy and form. It exhibits Mexican and international contemporary art with ties to science or new technology. Tuesday- Sunday: 10:00-18:00 hrs.
Museo del Juguete Antiguo (Museum of the Antique Toy)
Nostalgia is the a appropriate word to describe this fascinating museum with more tan 40,000 collectibles on display, the largest collection of toys in the world. It features from miniature toys to huge mechanical robots, bikes, and more, some pieces dates back to the 19th Century. The toy house will definitely bring you a smile. Monday-Friday: 9:00-18:00, Saturday: 9:00-16:00, Sunday 10:00-16:00 hrs.
The museum is housed in a historic 1909 building and is the perfect blend of history with contemporary culture. Visitors will learn the full history of chocolate around the world and its importance to Mexican culture and economy. Then parties will get to watch the chocolate making process. The museum offers guided tours, workshops, tastings, gift shop and conferences related to the chocolate. Monday-Sunday: 11:00-17:00 hrs.
Centro Cultural Bella Época (Cultural Center)
It is housed in a beautiful art deco building that used to be a cinema. The 32,000 square-foot center, was restored and today is a complex comprising the Rosario Castellanos bookshop, an art-house movie theater, an art gallery and a cafe. Monday Sunday 9:00-23:00 hrs.
The building that houses the Library, “La Ciudadela”, was built in the 18th Century and has had several functions over the years. With over 250,000 volumes, this vast edifice also plays host to five individual, personal libraries named after famed Mexican writers like Carlos Monsivaís and Alí Chumacero. The complex also features a children’s room, an image center, a multipurpose forum and a theater.
It is located in a beautiful house of the 19th century. The objects displayed, like books and furniture, are related to the life of the Mexican leader and president, Venustiano Carranza. Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-18:00 hrs. Sunday: 11:00-16:00 hrs.
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