America: Mexico

Historic Sites: Polanco/Chapultepec/Lomas

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Mexico City: Polanco / Chapultepec / Lomas

 

Points of Interest in Polanco / Chapultepec / Lomas

These areas have broad selection of exclusive shopping plazas, restaurants, night clubs, hotels, the capital's oldest and largest park, Chapultepec and excellent museums. One of them particularly worth visiting in September and October is "Rufino Tamayo Museum", which is celebrating, between August 26 and October 31, the centenary of the eponymous Oaxacan painter's birth. Aside from the international collection the artist amassed in his lifetime, the museum is featuring an exhibit called "Tamayo", His Idea of Man, containing 57 works of his from 1928 to 1990 based on this theme. From his self-portrait "Boy in Blue' of 1928 to his last oil painting "Boy with Violin", exhibition emphasizes the artist's search for answer to questions by people of his generation.

Bosque de Chapultepec
Once the relaxing retreat of Aztec kings, the park today is popular weekend hangout for families.

Castillo de Chapultepec
Sitting on top of Chapulin (Grasshopper) hill, the castle is, so to speak, the cornerstone of Chapultepec Park. Once the residence of Maximilian of Hapsburg and a number of Mexican presidents, also used as military college. Since 1939, it has housed "National History Museum".

Lagos de Chapultepec

Two of the lakes have restaurants for fine dining with view, while the third offers row boats for hire.

Parquez de Diversiones
Chapultepec has three large amusement areas: La Feria (mechanical rides), Atlantis (marine shows) and El Rollo (aquatic sports).

Zoologico de Chapultepec

Some 1800 animals of 260 species live in modern installations suited to their growth and reproduction, as well as to ideal viewing by visitors.

Corredor Comercial de Masaryk
Masaryk, the main thoroughfare of Polanco, is lined with plush tore selling the world's and Mexico's top-brand clothing, jewelry, perfume and automobiles. Chic restaurants and gourmet delicatessens are other familiar landmarks on Masaryk strip.

Lomas de
Chapultepec
Exclusive residential area, where many houses have neo-baroque face. In the more modern sections are some spectacular homes, office buildings and malls.

Santa Fe
One of the city's newest mall, with all the leading department stores and boutiques, movie theatres and all kinds of restaurants. In the immediate vicinity, the Iberoamericana University and large corporate complex.

 

 

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