Kiosco Morisco


Alameda de Santa Maria La Ribera
06400 Cuauhtemoc, Mexico


El Kiosko Morisco, or Moorish Kiosk, is a fantastic open-air pavilion that stands in the center of the Alameda de Santa Maria La Ribera in Mexico City. It is the site of all sorts of concerts – from classical to popular music, ballroom dancing, and other neighborhood gatherings.

Mexican/Spanish architecture was heavily influenced by the tastes of Iberia's early Arab rulers; Kiosko Morisco reflects that heritage. Iron Moorish arches support a glass dome surmounted by Mexico's emblem – an eagle eating a snake. The structure, designed by engineer José Ramón Ibarrola, was built to house Mexico's exhibit at the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans, when it was known as The Octagonal Building, and was also sent to the 1992 St. Louis fair.

Before moving to Santa Maria La Ribera, the Moorish Kiosk stood in the Historic Center on the site now occupied by the monument to Benito Juarez.

At the intersection of Dr. Atl and Salvador Díaz Mirón


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