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Polanco
Images of Polanco / Zones of Mexico City  

 

Polanco is one of the most famous and most exclusive districts in Mexico City. It’s known for its cultural diversity; as it houses Jews, Spaniards and Lebanese, among others, mixed with a sophisticated lifestyle characterized by a great amount of shopping malls, prestigious designer stores like Christian Dior or Hermés, famous jewelry shops like Tiffany’s and first-class hotels which give the area a cosmopolitan aspect.  

The origins of the district of Polanco go back to the early 20’s, when the plots of land that belonged to the Morales’ Hacienda were divided. One of the most prestigious restaurants in Mexico City is located in the Main House of this Hacienda. The plots of land that resulted from this division were rapidly occupied by wealthy Jewish, Lebanese and Spanish traders, in their haste to leave the city’s Historical Centre, which turned this place into one of the most elegant and cosmopolitan areas in town.

During recent years this district has been experiencing a construction development phase that has changed the image of the area; the multiple hotels, shopping malls, art galleries, shops, office skyscrapers and apartment buildings that have recently been established, have turned the area into one of the most important ones in the city.

While in Polanco, you can’t miss Presidente Masaryk Avenue, with its luxurious stores and shopping malls, or the National Anthropology and History Museum, the Rufino Tamayo Museum and the Modern Art Museum.

Places of interest in this area:

CAD Mexico. Architecture and Design Centre

 

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