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Things to See and Do Summary (South of the Center)

After you have seen all the sights of central MĂ©xico City, it’s time to head south. Roughly following Av. Insurgentes below Paseo de la Reforma, a chain of mesmerizing neighborhoods are just a short subway or bus ride away.

In Col. NĂĄpoles, the Poliforum Siqueiros contains the world’s largest mural. A little farther south in Col. Noche Buena stands Plaza MĂ©xico, the world’s largest bullring.Spend a day in San Ángel, shopping in Plaza San Jacinto’s JardĂ­n del Arte on Saturdays or in the swanky boutiques of Calle Altavista. CoyoacĂĄn is a must see for any visitor to MĂ©xico City, where the Museo Frida Kahlo preserves the artist’s home as a museum showcasing her art and controversial life. The Universidad Nacional AutĂłnoma de MĂ©xico (UNAM) is located in Ciudad Universitaria, where you can tour the Central Library with its iconic Juan O’Gorman mosaicexterior. In Xochimilco, party boats, complete with mariachis, ply the canals between the well-known floating gardens.

Getting to and away

By Car: Av. Insurgentes Sur to ColoniasNåpoles and Noche Buena, San Ángel,Coyoacån, and Ciudad Universitaria. To Xochimilco: Av. Insurgentes Sur to Ruiz Freeway east

By Taxi: Radio Taxi +52 (55) 5570-6024) or use one with a meter. Fares range from MX$40 to 250/US$4 to 25.

By MĂ©tro, orMetrobĂșsInsurgentes (from Paseo de la Reforma):

Col. NĂĄpoles, Poliforum Siqueiros: MĂ©tro: Line 9, Chilpancingo Station.

MetrobĂșsInsurgentes: Poliforum Station. 15 minutes from Paseo de la Reforma

Col. Noche Buena, Plaza MĂ©xico: MĂ©tro: Line 7, San Antonio Station. MetrobĂșs Insurgentes: Ciudad de los Deportes Station.20 minutes from Paseo de la Reforma

San Ángel: MĂ©tro: Line 7, Barranca del Muerto Station. MetrobĂșs Insurgentes: Altavista and La Bombilla Stations. 30 minutes from Paseo de la Reforma

CoyoacĂĄn: MĂ©tro: Line 3, Viveros, CoyoacĂĄn and Miguel Ángel de Quevado Stations. MetrobĂșs Insurgentes: Francia and Olivo Stations (3 km (X mi) to the Main Square). 30 minutes from Paseo de la Reforma

Ciudad Universitaria: MĂ©tro: Line 3,Copilco or Universidad Stations. MetrobĂșs Insurgentes: Dr. Galvez or Ciudad Universitaria Stations. 45 minutes from Paseo de la Reforma

Xochimilco: Métro Line 2, TaxqueñaStation. Transfer to the Xochimilco light rail. About one hour from Paseo de la Reforma

Other neighborhoods in Mexico City: Condesa, North Of The Center, Zócalo, Roma, San Ángel , La Alameda Central, Zona Rosa, Calzada De Tlalpan and Polanco.

29 Jun 2011

Things to do in South Of The Center

Polyforum Siqueiros

Polyforum Siqueiros contains the world\'s largest mural, the final work by renowned Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros. This dynamic building, 12-sidedon the exterior and an octagon on the ...
South Of The Center, Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza MĂ©xico

Before there was soccer, MĂ©xico’s national sport was bullfighting and it remains extremely popular today. The world’s largest bullring is located in MĂ©xico City, the Plaza MĂ©xico, with seats ...
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South Of The Center, Mexico City, Mexico
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