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Revolution, tobacco y lottery

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You are not afraid of heights, right? Fantastic, because the ride up to the center of the dome in the glass elevator is well worth it. The Monument to the Revolution was to be the Congress, but only the dome was completed of the original project. You can walk by the view point at the top. Take the camera; the clean lines of the architecture are stunning and the views over the city, spectacular both day and night, with the fountains and the building alight with color. 

On the ground floor, in a very industrial style, you have an interesting museum and you can stroll through the building foundations where famous public figures such as Madero and Villa are buried. 

Across the street from the Monument to the Revolution stands, sadly closed, what used to be the Mecca of jai alai, the art decó building of the Fronton Mexico. In the same style, you will find the gorgeous building of the National Lottery over Reforma, at the Caballito roundabout.

This neighbourhood is called Tabacalera, for the Mexican tobacco company used to have its offices here, at the Conde de Buenavista Palace. The palace now houses one of the jewels of the city: the San Carlos National Museum, with an exquisite collection of European art from the 16th to the 20th century. On the little square at the entrance of the museum check out a bust of the Che Guevara, in memory of his pre-revolutionary years at the city.

Take one of the tours they offer. They go beyond the visit to the view point.

At 8 pm the lights switch on the fountains and light up the building. At sunset, the effect is magical.

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in the morning or in the evening

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Plaza de la República s/n, Col. Tabacalera. 06030

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