On a sunny warm Sunday afternoon we took a stroll around Alameda Central Park and stopped in at some palaces that were on the “must see” list.
Mexico City is called “The City of Palaces.”
Construction began on the Palacio de Correos in 1904. This stylish art-deco building is very elegant boasting marble floors, intricately carved stones, bronze window frames, an amazing double staircase, and a glass ceiling.
Have you seen Disney’s animated film Coco? In the film, the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead are separated by the Grand Central Station, an elegant building which is clearly based on the Palacio de Correos de México in Mexico City.
A Sunday stroll through Alameda Central is the theme that Mexican painter Diego Rivera had in mind for a mural he painted in 1947 for one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, the Hotel del Prado.
For two long minutes on September 19, 1985 at 7:19am an earthquake shook Mexico City measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale with a second earthquake the next day.
The mural which could have been lost to future generations was miraculously saved, and moved to a new location especially constructed for it on the site of the former
Hotel St. Regis parking lot. The Diego Rivera Mural Museum opened in 1988.
There’s so much to see in Mexico City. We’ve gotten braver and have taken the bus and even the subway to different sites. Meet You in la Mañana!