The "trendiest" neighborhood
The neighborhood of La Condesa has gathered throughout its remarkable history examples of architecture, from Art Deco original buildings at the most innovative contemporary Mexican architecture in an environment where design merges fashion and gastronomy in one of the most hip areas of Mexico City.
The origins of La Condesa goes back to the early 20's and 30's when the city council started to build many buildings in the area that once occupied the Hippodrome de la Condesa de Miravalle, hence the name of this colony, which from the beginning had some of the best planned city infrastructure, the proof is its large parks and tree-lined avenues, which coupled with its central location next to the Roma neighborhood, they became the favorite of the middle and upper class place, as well as lot of people from around the world, which gave the district a strong urban and cosmopolitan character.
The Barrio de la Condesa has beautiful parks and green areas such as Parque Mexico, which is the center of the neighborhood, has many beautiful fountains, and a small lake with ducks and several ponds and lakes, making it one of the most beautiful parks in the city. Added to this, this park has a large outdoor theater Art Deco style that is a perfect example of the impact that this artistic movement in the area.
Another notable aspect are its beautiful roundabouts, all with art deco fonts like Plaza Iztaccihuatl.
In recent years the area has seen a strong revival, which has become one of the hot spots in Mexico City with numerous outdoor terraces where you can meet equally clerks, artists, students or designers entertaining lectures that give this sector a bohemian and intellectual air, equivalent to New York's Soho or the Latin Quarter of Paris.