A pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, this charming green park has sparkling fountains, shady trees, and ... More
A pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, this charming green park has sparkling fountains, shady trees, and interesting sculptures such as 'Malgre Tout' and 'Despoire', by Jesús Contreras. The park also has a monument dedicated to Beethoven in commemoration of the centenary of the Ninth Symphony, which was donated by the German community. This recreation space for the local populace was created in 1592 and few city parks guard such hidden history in its landscape, such as being the former site of the Inquisition's burning of heretics. A typical Mexican Sunday can be enjoyed at the Alameda Central, which often has live music, along with markets and food stalls.
alameda park is the oldest park in mexico, dating from spanish colonial times, it's full of history and traditions, beautiful fountains and monuments everywhere, and it's next to the city's most famous building "the fine arts palace" (palacio de bellas artes).
alameda park is also very close to many shops, hotels, bookstores, cafeterias, museums, restaurants. that's why alameda is considered "the certer of the action" by many visitors.
the place is very crowded, specially on weekends, so it's better to visit it early in the morning.