The Viceroy Don Luis Velasco built and declared this site the first public park in Mexico City. The Alameda Central is the second park to have this name in the beginning of the 12th century. After the Mexican independence, the Alameda Central was the city’s most popular park. The government authorities have remodeled and improved its sidewalks, sculptures, fountains and monuments throughout the years. It was painted as one of Diego Rivera’s murals.
HOW TO GET THERE: Bellas Artes subway station (between lines 2 and 8) and Hidalgo subway (lines 2 and 3).