Comfort Inn Cd de Mexico Santa Fe
Prol. Paseo de la Reforma 557
Mexico City, 01330
Phone: (52) 55 47482100
Fax: (52) 55 47482101
Part of the Panteón Civil de Dolores, this cemetery is found close to the entrance, and contains the remains of some of the most illustrious men to have lived in Mexico. The headstones are arranged in a double circle, in the middle of which is an eternal flame. Among those buried here are Diego Rivera, Alfredo Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Valentín Gómez Farías and Carlos Pellicer. If you would like more information, the attendants in the entrance building are willing to oblige.
The Panteón de Dolores is the largest burial ground in the country. Established in 1875, it is located in the Miguel Hidalgo borough of Mexico City. The cemetery spreads over a vast area of 590 acres (238.76 hectares) and has over one million interments. The cemetery also houses the Rotonda de las Personas Ilustres, where famous and historically significant people have been buried. The Rotunda is the final resting place of people like Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Ramón López Velarde and David Alfaro Siqueiros. However, the cemetery no longer accepts any burials because of over crowding. The facility ceased to operate in 1975.
The San Jerónimo ice-rink is highly popular among Mexico City s local youth. It offers open sessions to the public and you can also take skating lessons or an ice-hockey workshop, the latter taught by experts from Canada and the US. Back-up facilities include an equipment shop, with everything you could need related to ice sports and a snack bar. There are also rows of seats where you can watch what is going on on the ice rink. Fully-trained staff provide security and first-aid attention should it be required. There is also a car park.
Granja Las Américas basically means farms of America, it is a novel concept for the entertainment of the entire family. Not only entertainment but the whole family together can equip themselves with some learning and experience of the farm life. Children can enjoy with more than 150 animals of 15 different species, can learn planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables, and also produce some of the products they consume daily, such as milk, yogurt, tortillas, etc. Live a life like a farmer and have fun.
The Cárcamo de Dolores is a beautiful hydraulic structure situated in the second part of Chapultepec Park. Along with its neighboring building, it has been designed by architect Ricardo Rivas. This structure is located inside the underwater mural Agua, el origen de la vida. This grand site is a is a famous tourist attraction because of its great design and architecture.
"Pedregal", meaning lava, is the substance that forms the foundations of this housing estate, one of the most luxurious of its kind in Mexico after the Santa Fe and Lomas de Virreyes estates. The exuberant and formidable houses are accompanied by equally sumptuous gardens, full of different sorts of rare plants. Here, homeowners must have the means to buy 2,000 square metres of land and to hire an architect to design their new home. The lava comes from the now dormant Xitle volcano.
If you feel like visiting a market on Saturday, take a trip to Plaza San Jacinto, located in the San Ángel district. Bazar Sábado is a superb handicrafts market that has created quite a name for this plaza. The plaza itself has a turbulent history: the main building of the Bazar was used by invading soldiers from the US and France. It is also the place where more than 50 Irish soldiers who belonged to the Saint Patrick's Battalion died while trying to help the Mexicans repel the invading US armed forces.
Recently named a barrio magico (magic neighborhood) by the secretary of tourism, San Ángel is located southwest of the city center. Populated by historic cobblestone streets, fragrant gardens and grand estates this neighborhood is flush with Colonial history. Many of the city's popular attractions are located near the San Ángel neighborhood including the Bellas Artes Palace, Templo Mayor and many art galleries, markets, open-air restaurants, boutiques and more.
Mixcoac was one of the city's earliest settlements, the origins of which date back a thousand years before Christ, when sedentary populations first appeared in the Anáhuac or Valley of Mexico. The area reached its era of splendor with the Aztec civilization between the years 1200 to 1521 of the modern age. The site was once dedicated to the Aztec god Mixcóatl, the Cloud Snake, synonymous with the galaxy we now call the Milky Way. Today, this is one of the colonias or districts with the highest level of developing business infrastructure and living quarters.
La Feria is undoubtedly one of the most popular and famous places for kids in the city. It has a total of 56 rides, including the legendary montaña rusa (rollercoaster), which dates back to the 1960s. The admission price varies according to the package you choose. The Pase Magico (Magic Pass) gives you access to 30 selected rides. The Pase Ecolim (Ecolim Pass), gives you access to 53 rides, and the Super Ecolim allows you to ride on all of the attractions, and includes lunch. Don't miss out on this, even if you're not a kid anymore.
General Álvaro Obregón, a revolutionary leader and president of the United States of Mexico, was gunned down in this spot while attending a banquet in 1928, shortly after being elected for a second term of office. The assassin was a young religious fanatic by the name of José de León Toral, who was motivated by Obregón's anti-church policies. The somber monument with two granite statues depicting agriculture and industry commemorates moments of the revolutionary period. It houses the General's forearm and hand, which were blown off by a canon in the Battle of Celaya. This event coined the phrase "Nadie resiste un cañonazo de 50 mil pesos" ("Nobody resists 50 thousand pesos worth of cannon fire"). The monument was designed by Ignacio Asúnsolo and is found within the pleasant surroundings of the Parque de la Bombilla.
Although many consider it a cruel and primitive blood sport, others retain a passion for the corrida de toros (bullfight). The toreador's bravado and his vibrant costumes and the struggle for survival in the ring make this a thrilling event to watch. This bullring is one of the largest worldwide, with a capacity of more than 50,000 people. It is worth attending the fiesta brava if only to experience the song and dance presentation that takes place before the fight on Sundays at 4p, November through March.