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  • Address: Avenida Hidalgo
  • Admission: Free

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Mexico City Alameda Central

Mexico City Alameda Central was first set aside as public green space in 1592, when Viceroy Luis de Velasco had dozens of alamos, or poplar trees, planted above the city's premier destination. It was not until the late 1700s, however, that it was remodeled to its current glory.

The park was first fitted with five fabulous fountains, each echoing the extravagant tastes of Louis the XIV, the "Sun King" of France, which were then surrounded by suitably posh landscaping. Later, President Porfirio Díaz, well known for his architectural achievements, had the Palacio de Bellas Artes built above the park. Today, it is a popular spot, particularly on weekends, when families gather beneath the spreading trees.

Practical Info

Though there are pricey parking lots close to the Mexico City Alameda Central, this congested central neighborhood is much more easily visited on the metro. Metro Bellas Artes, accessed by lines 2 and 8, opens up right onto the park, while Metro Hidalgo (lines 2 and 3) is right across the street.

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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour, Mexico City, null
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour

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Immerse yourself in Mexico City on a city tour offering something for everyone. Whether you're passionate about history and art, or just yearning for ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.99
Mexico City Segway Tour: Downtown Zocalo, Mexico City, Full-day Tours
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Mexico City Segway Tour: Downtown Zocalo

Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Downtown “Centro Histórico” is a must when you visit Mexico City. With so many interesting sites and gorgeous ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.00
Mexico City Bike and Gastronomy Tour, Mexico City, Segway Tours
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Mexico City Bike and Gastronomy Tour

Enjoy a bike tour in Mexico City exploring iconic places that combine gastronomy and culture. You will visit the Condesa neighborhood and many other important ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Mexico City Bike and Cultural Tour Including Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Mexico City Bike and Cultural Tour Including Chapultepec Castle

Enjoy a bike tour in Mexico City as you visit historical and cultural landmarks and learn more about the history of this city. Your tour also includes a visit ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

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