of Interest in Condesa and Roma Zones
Condesa and Roma were born at the beginning of this
soon-to-end century and are noted for their eclectic,
art-nouveau and art-deco style buildings, which were so
typical in the latter years of Porfirio Diaz presidency
and immediately after Mexican Revolution.
Condesa is the Soho of Mexico City, because of its many
bistro-type restaurants and throngs of artists and
bohemians, who either live there or gather there.
One of the best
examples of the eclectic style of the turn of the century.
Today it is cultural center, so the interior is very bit
as interesting as exterior. The place gets its name from
U.S. architect Lewis Lamm.
Corredor Cultural de la Roma
The particular part of district that boasts the most
interesting architecture is also replete with art
galleries, book shops.
Edificio Basurato (Avenida Mexico 187)
Masterpiece by architect Francisco J. Serrano, built
between 1940 and 1944, and harbinger for other structures
of the era.
Posh building completed in 1922 to the directions of
architect Ignacio Capetillo y Servin.
Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia
Built between 1910-1912 and 1918-1925.
Striking neo-Roman facade and stained-glass windows with
floral and plant motifs.