Sep 12, 2013

Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma

Paseo de la Reforma is Mexico City’s Champs-Elysees. In fact it was modeled after the grand boulevards of Europe. Built in 1860s, the city’s main artery runs from Chapultepec Park to the historic city center.

Strolling the tree lined boulevard you’ll find monuments dedicated to the heroes, heroines and historic milestones of Mexico. Buildings lining Reforma are mix of colonial and modern architecture and house embassies, museums, hotels, restaurants and office buildings including the Mexican Stock Exchange and ominous police headquarters among other institutions.  It also acts as an outdoor gallery with permanent modern sculptures strategically placed next to peaceful places to sit.

Reforma makes for a pleasant walk in one of the world’s largest cities. And if you get tired hop one of the frequent buses that stop along the way.

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