One relaxing Sunday, my partner and I were having lunch at Comixcal. Sitting outside, enjoying the summer weather, the plaza across the street caught our eye. Tons of people were walking straight towards Kiosco Morisco. Made of steel, designed by José Ibarrola, it has been around: melted at Pittsburgh, built in Mexico, transferred to Chicago, moved to Missouri, it came back to Mexico City & moved to Alameda Central (downtown).
It found its permanent home at Santa Maria La Ribiera, a magic town where the inhabitants feel really proud of their community work.
It’s surrounded by interesting restaurants from all over Mexico and the world (including Russia), a museum and a couple of art schools. Kiosco Morisco is art in itself and creates art around it.
There are lots of things going on: the local market, small tents with fruit, snacks and arts & crafts lessons for the young ones, a space to sit, chill and observe; to bike, skate or walk by yourself or with your pitbull. Yes! Santa Maria people (and myself) are pitbull fans.
And my favorite of all: dancing in the street! Choose from Salsa, Norteña, Cha – Cha – Cha or Rock & Roll. Dance with a local or pay to learn how — everything at the same place.
Enjoy art and culture, check out my article on my favorite museum MUNAL.