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Colonia Condesa
Images of Colonia Condesa / Zones of Mexico City

 

The area of La Condesa has acquired some remarkable examples of architecture throughout the years, from its original Art Deco buildings to Mexico’s most innovative contemporary architecture, we become surrounded by a place in which design fuses with fashion and gastronomy in one of the most fashionable places in Mexico City.

The origins of La Condesa date back to the 20’s and 30’s when numerous buildings started being built in what long ago was the Condesa de Miravalle Racetrack (hence the name), which from the start had one of the best planned infrastructures in the city; proof of this are it’s large parks and wide avenues full of trees, this and its centric location next to the Roma area,  made it the favorite place for the high and middle classes, as well as for a great many people from different parts of the world, which gave it an urban and cosmopolitan character.

The area of La Condesa has beautiful parks and green areas, like Park Mexico, which is located in the centre of the district and has numerous and beautiful fountains, a small lake with ducks and several ponds and water features, elements that make it one of the most beautiful parks in the city. This park also has a great Art Deco-style open theatre, which is a perfect example of the impact this artistic style had in the area.  

Another outstanding feature of this area are its beautiful roundabouts, all of them with Art Deco-style fountains, like the Iztaccíhuatl Plaza or the Popocatépetl roundabout.

In the last few years this area has experienced a strong rebirth, and has turned into one of the popular sites in Mexico City; with its numerous exterior terraces in which office workers, artists, students and designers alike come together and have interesting conversations which give the place a bohemian and intellectual aura, much like New York’s Soho or Paris’ Latin Quarter.

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