Cool Places To See: What To Do
Mexico City’s design heritage is absolutely breathtaking and you feel this everywhere you go. Colour is in every corner and they embrace this in their culture, the way they created buildings, city centers, patios, pretty much the entire city. The weather was perfect to let you walk and walk all the colonias, and quirky little streets, grabbing snacks along the way and stopping in a few wonderful spots as:- Luis Barragan Casa Gilardi: This colourful property is the last masterpiece of the well-known architect Barragan, completed in 1976. His last project was designed as a bachelor home where colour plays a vital part, with bold hues both indoors and outdoors. You can visit this house by booking a tour here.- Hotel CondesaDF: A stunning hotel in the heart of Roma Condesa, filled with bold turquoise walls, vintage accents and a glamorous patio where you can stop for some drinks and lilttle snacks if you’re strolling around this neighborhood.- Cafebreria El Pendulo: Escaping from the busy streets and noise, we stopped at this bookstore, a must in Roma. Three floors full of books (and a lot of Mexican goodies) and a coffee shop area and a terraza upstairs.- Bosque de Chapultepec: If you want to breathe, walk, and relax all the green of the city, it’s a must.- Plaza de las Tres Culturas: located in the historical heart of the city, this spot still holds pyramid from the Mesoamerican past and the Spanish influence in the country. It’s impressive to see the remainings next to a modern structure, that represents Mexico hoy.
– Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela: and suddenly, my heart skipped a beat as soon as I came in this colourful, eclectic and incredible market. Everything handmade by local artisans, at La Ciudadela you’ll be charmed with blankets, pompoms, local pottery, crafts and textiles so unique, you might bring a lot back home.
– House of Tiles: La casa de los azulejos, is a classic blue, white and yellow tiled building with all the Portuguese influence and a facade that is intact since the 18th century. This palace is a sample of what historic Mexico is all about.