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The Sights And Sounds of Mexico City

Polanco District
There are many things to do in the Polanco District such as visiting the Auditorio National. There was a Bentley dealership right across from the W Hotel, which is also why the Polanco District is also known as the Mexican Beverly Hills. You can also do some high end shopping at the famous Presidente Masaryk street.

Beautiful fountain dance in the heart of Polanco

Beautiful fountain dance in the heart of Polanco

View of the Polanco District

View of downtown Polanco

Cheap minibus transportation

Auditorio Metro Station in Polanco

There are exclusive women and children only Metro subway trains

La Lagunilla Neighborhood
On Sunday, there is a huge flea market surrounding the La Lagunilla Mercado area. You can find cheap wares from household goods to small electronics. Be sure to haggle with the street vendors since you will get the tourist price if you don’t speak Spanish.

Mercado Langunilla

Mi Mercado in La Langunilla

Zona Lagunilla

The streets of Zona Lagunilla

The streets of La Lagunilla

Sunday flea market at La Lagunilla

Sunday flea market at La Lagunilla

Sunday flea market at La Lagunilla

Zona Rosa Neighborhood
There is a shopping center called Reforma 222 as well as many sights to see on Avenida Paseo De La Reforma. You can also walk to the famous Central Park of Mexico (Chaptulpec) closed Mondays

El Ángel de la Independencia in Mexico City

A closer view of El Ángel de la Independencia

View from the roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City

Calle Genova in Zona Rosa (nightlife, bars, restaurants)

Sparks Casino (slots and sportsbook only)

Sparks Book at Sparks Casino in Zona Rosa

Ravens vs Patriots NFL Playoff game on Jan 20th, 2013

View of the Reforma 222 Mall in Zona Rosa

Cinemark movie theater in Reforma 222 Mall

iShop (Apple Store) at Reforma 222 Mall

View of the fake Apple Store (iShop) in Reforma 222 Mall

Chapultepec Neighborhood
I tried to visit the Bosque de Chapultepec (Mexico’s Central Park), but it was closed on Mondays. You should definitely try to visit this as there is a grand lake and nearby shops. I did explore the Chapultepec shopping area which is close by the Chapultepec Metro. Basically it’s set up like the La Lagunilla flea market, but it’s in a much smaller area.


Avenida Paseo de La Reforma in Chapultepec

View of a fountain from Paseo de La Reforma in Chapultepec

Salud E Higiene building

Vendors trying to hawk their wares

Chapultepec flea market

Chapultepec flea market

You can find a lot of fake CDs and used electronics here

El Centro Neighborhood

In the historic center of Mexico City, you can find the Zocalo. The Zocalo is a huge main square which serves as an important meeting-place for locals. Think of Mexico City’s Zocalo like the Grand Place in Brussels, Plaza Mayor in Madrid, and the Bear statue in Puerta del Sol in Madrid. Near the Zocalo, you can find the Mexico City Cathedral, the National Palace, and free health care for residents of Mexico City. Health care is provided in the Medi-buses where each one is clearly labelled, health or dental. There is also the Palacio de Belles Artes which is located in the historic center of Mexico City. In addition, there is a huge area with a lot of fountains called Juarez Park located by the Al Benemerito Benito Juarez la Patria monument.

Palacio de Bellas Artes in Parque Alameda Central

Hemiciclo A Benito Juarez Monument in Parque Alameda Central

Beethoven statue in Parque Alameda Central

Fountain in Parque Alameda Central

A view of a cobblestone street near the National Palace

Murals of Diego Rivera in the National Palace in Historico Centro

Two skeleton figures near the National Palace

Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María in Centro Historico

The Zocalo in Centro Historico

Free medical/dental care inside the Medibus at the Zocalo

Book Vendors in Centro Historico

Avenida Juarez shopping street

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