Peaceful oases in the heart of the city

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Secret gardens, peaceful cloisters, places for listening to the sounds of silence. Sometimes we want to escape –for a day or a moment- from the traffic and the hustle and bustle of the streets. What’s the best place to go in the middle of this megalopolis?

If you're downtown, make your way to Old College of San Ildefonso. Buy an entrance ticket and have a soft drink in the cloisters, which are nearly always quiet. You can also go to Madero to find a wonderfully peaceful spot: the terrace of the Estanquillo Museum. Have a coffee and relax in the sun. Further afield, the Vasconcelos Library is obviously a quiet space, like all libraries. Go into the greenhouse to disconnect from it all.

Parks and gardens are an excellent choice. The Audiorama de Chapultepec is an ideal place to relax, hidden from public view, with music and even books. In La Condesa, you can stroll through Mexico Park or España Park for a short break. In the Colonia Roma, you can visit Romita Square, a wonderfully peaceful oasis.

In Coyoacán, we recommend the Jardín Sonoro of the National Sound Archive. Nearby are the magnificent Viveros Coyoacán and the Japanese charm of Masayoshi Ohira garden. And finally, for an exceptional experience, go to the UNAM Sculpture Space to meditate in the field of lava. It’s incredible.

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