La Condesa is one of the most popular towns in the City nowadays. However, it wasn’t always like that; during the ’90s, the outcasts & hippies used to spend their weekends in small bars, coffee shops and little music venues. Soho was the most popular clothing shop and La Madre Tierra was the only chain restaurant in view.
Even before that, La Condesa and La Roma were planned for high class population during The Profiriato. Architecture in the apartment, office, restaurant and yoga studio buildings go from art decó to modern, including eclectic & art nouveau styles.
Forget the bustle that surrounds you and look closely at the front decorations and balconies so you can appreciate the time and work put into creating them.
These towns were so well planned that you could easily move around the city without losing the benefits of fresh air and nature; a lot of parks were built for their inhabitants and visitants to enjoy.
Parque México has become iconic: every weekend people gather together to take dancing, fitness, ula – ula, yoga classes, among others. Dogs play around unleashed in different areas of the park.
Some people just walk around enjoying the fountains, sculptures and of course the trees, while others sit and watch while the park comes alive.
From the morning till noon Parque Mexico becomes a small ecosystem with its own culture, subcultures and hierarchies, especially among dogs.
If you like outdoors activities, check out where the acroyoga jam happens and where to climb.