Condesa/Roma Attractions in Mexico City

The Condesa-Roma neighborhoods in central Mexico City present the enormous city at a human scale, where sidewalk cafes and restaurants attract patrons until late at night. To see all that the area has to offer, follow this list of the Top Ten Things to Do in Condesa-Roma.

Before you start wandering around Condesa's tree-lined narrow streets, read NileGuide's description, Fraccionamiento Hipódromo-Condesa, #1 on the Top Ten list. It will give you a great overview of the area's history, including how its origin as a racetrack has influenced the confusing array of curving streets.

Start your tour at #2, Parque Mexico. It lies in the center of Condesa, an oval-shaped park that was the racetrack's infield. Nowadays, ponds, trees, and play areas fill the space, which is a magnet for the canine population of the neighborhood. Dog obedience classes take place in the evenings and on weekends and it's fun to watch the trainers put the pooches through their paces.

Condesa is well-known for its unique shops and boutiques. Among them is #10, El Hijo del Santo, dedicated to Lucha Libre, Mexico's unique take on wrestling as spectacle.

East of Condesa is La Roma, which saw lots of damage in the 1985 earthquake, but has rebounded to house galleries, off-beat shopping, and fine restaurants. #3 on the list, Casa Lamm, is a renovated 19th century private mansion that houses galleries, a bookstore, and a sleek restaurant space overlooking a formal garden.

The final home of poet Ramón López Velarde has been converted into a museum of his life and work, and is #6 on the list of the Top Things to Do in Condesa Roma.

Fraccionamiento Hipódromo-Condesa

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Avenida Cuauhtémoc
Colonia Hipódromo Condesa

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Parque México - Condesa

Hipodromo, Cuauhtemoc, Distrito Federal, México

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Restaurante Lamm

Alvaro Obregon 99
Colonia Roma

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Centro Cultural Bella Epoca

Tamaulipas 202, Col. Hipodromo de la Condesa

Give your feet a rest while touring Mexico City and relax in a comfy chair at Bella Epoca's well-stocked bookstore... read more

Centro Cultural El Punto

Insurgentes Sur, 226
Colonia Roma

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Museo Casa del Poeta Ramón López Velarde

Álvaro Obregón 73
Colonia Roma

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Museo Casa Ruth Lechuga

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Calle de Pachuca, 8
Colonia Condesa

A huge collection of masks... read more

Museo Capilla Alfonsina

Benjamín Hill 122
Colonia Condesa

Temple of Knowledge... read more

Libro Esoterico (El)

Puebla, 326-6
Colonia Roma

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El Hijo Del Santo

Tamaulipas 219

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