There are few words to describe this immense vibrant cultural city of 22 million people. There is always something happening in this city and the cultural adventure is enormous something for everyone. Besides visiting the typical tourist attractions I was more than fortunate to find my ideal guide in Diego, young and enthusiastic about the city he was born and raised in.
We wandered around Roma and Condessa with its tree lined streets cafes. Making some stops at bookshops, the Panderia Rosetta and the designer shop Fabrica Social. Unfortunately many galleries were closed as they are busy preparing for MACO, the contemporary Art Fair in February.
In the Historic Center we visited murals by pupils of the the famous artist Diego Rivera in the Abelardo L. Rodriguez market, then to Zocola , the city’s main square, Dulceria de Celaya, the oldest sweet shop, 100 years old, the newly Downtown complex in a XVII century building restored to a boutique hotel with restaurants in the courtyard traditional handicraft stores, up and coming Mexican designers like, Carla Fernandez.
Yesterday we visited Casa Estudio Diego Riveria in San Angel neighbourhood. Walked around the cobblestoned streets where you see perfect examples of typical colonial houses never tiring of the architecture and expanse of colour. XIX Century residencies stand next to new contemporary places like Mercardo deal Carmen or the fun Casa Estudio itself.
Back to the Historic CENTER and the Palacio de Cultlura Banamex , a XVII colonial palace , where the present exhibition has a most wonderful collection of Nacimientos handicrafts from the entire country.
Besides the Souymayo, Jumex, the Modern Art Museum, the list is endless my exploring of Mexico City didn’t stop. The markets with handicrafts, food, clothes stores. Each day there is something new and fascinating to discover, my art journey has only just begun and my impressions are vast just like the city itself .