The oldest walk in Mexico

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See you at Fine Arts. In the morning, afternoon and evening the residents of the capital meet on the steps of the magnificent palace presiding over Alameda Central, the oldest park in America, with its gazebo and stunning Hemiciclo a Juárez. Days go by among ancient trees, fountains and sculptures.

Take your time, sit on a bench and watch the people go by as it others before you have done for centuries. This scene was depicted in Diego Rivera's mural A Sunday afternoon dream at the Alameda, a replica of which is displayed in the same Alameda, while the original is located a few meters away at the Diego Rivera Mural Museum. You can also come at night when the fountains are lit up and the facade of the Palace of Fine Arts takes on a thousand colors in a magnificent show.

Some of the most interesting places in the city are around the Alameda. On the right side of Palace of Fine Arts, do not miss the whimsical Postal Palace, probably one of the most beautiful post offices in the world. On the North side, a small square gives access to the National Museum of Print and the Franz Mayer Museum. If you see the tlacoyos stall, try one!

On the South side, the striking Memory and Tolerance Museum  and just behind it, on Independencia, the Popular Arts Museum. Just across Reforma you will come to the Monument to the Revolution. The views from the view point at the top are worth it and the small museum on the ground floor is quite interesting.

Spend an entire day exploring the Alameda and all the museums and iconic buildings around it. End the day with panoramic views from the Torre Latino view point, which offers magnificent 360º views over the city.

Several Turibus routes, including the night buses, start from or stop outside the Hemiciclo a Juárez.

Check the calendar to see what nights the facade of the Palace of Fine Arts is illuminated with a light show.

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