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Tourism in Insurgentes Area CDMX

One of the main arteries of the city: “La Avenida Insurgentes”. The formerly known as “Via del Centenario”, has become a reference for location, commerce and tourism. With its almost 29 kilometers in length, it offers a large number of options and activities for tourism. On the avenue, there are historical monuments, cultural and commercial buildings, parks, etc. If you are planning a business or pleasure visit to Mexico City, or you live in this great city, do not hesitate and take a tour of Avenida Insurgentes, either day or night, surely you will find a wide variety of activities of great interest.

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Map of Tourist Attractions in Insurgentes Area CDMX

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Tourist Attractions in Insurgentes Area CDMX

Plaza de Toros "México"
Plaza de Toros “México”
Plaza de Toros México

It opened on 5 February 1946 and is the largest bullring in the world. It will hold 45,000 spectators.

Ollin Yoliztli Cultural Center

The center promotes the artistic and cultural education. It is home to music and dance schools, two concert halls, a screening room and a gallery. Beside, it is the home venue of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra.

Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros

It is a cultural, political and social facility located in the World Trade Center. The main feature of the complex is the Foro Universal, which contains Siquiero ́s mural called “La Marcha de la Humanidad” (The March of Humanity). The exterior work measure 8,700m2, and it is the largest mural in the world. The building also contains a theatre, two joined galleries and other facilities.

Museums

Museo Universum (UNIVERSUM, the Science Museum)

It has more than 700 hands-on exhibits spread over an area of more than 236,800 square feet. UNIVERSUM houses interactive exhibits about science, geared to the general public in 13 permanent exhibit halls. Monday-Friday: 9:00-18:00 hrs. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-18:00 hrs.

Jose de la Herran Planetarium

The Planetarium has a digital projection showing the various celestial objects. It offers a journey through the night sky, and changes according to the month. It features films related to astronomy.

Centro Cultural Universitario (University Cultural Center)
University Cultural Center
University Cultural Center

Architectural complex with several cultural venues such as: Sala Nezahualcoyotl, a concert hall considered one of the most important in Latin America. The 2,177 seats are arranged in sloping planes on three levels around the stage and the audience surrounds the performers.

Juan Ruíz de Alarcón Theater, with seating capacity for 430 people. The Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Forum, with seating capacity for 250 people. The University Museum of Contemporary Art displays a collection of about 2,600 pieces from the second half of the 20th century including 154 photographs taken by Andy Warhol.

Sculptoric Space, displays several scattered geometric sculptures created by famous contemporary artists like: Sebastian, Manuel Felguérez and Federico Silva, among others. Sala Miguel Covarrubias, a theater for dancing with a spectator capacity of 724 spectators. Sala José Revueltas and Sala Julio Bracho, both cinema theatres screen an eclectic selection of Mexican and international films. And several other spaces, dedicated to cultural activities.

Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone

It is considered one of the most important ceremonial centers in Mexico. Archaeological findings at Cuicuilco consist of a circular pyramid with a diameter of 135 meters, and nearly 25 meters high.

The pyramid is constructed within a plaza with smaller structures. Archaeologists currently think that the first settlement to reach “city scale” in central Mexico was Cuicuilco. Around 150 AD the volcano Xitle, on the edge of the Valley of Mexico, erupted, and all of Cuicuilco was covered with lava. There is a site museum with a collection of diverse objects found in here. Monday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00 hrs.

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