La Condesa

Mexico City
La Condesa featuring café scenes

Enjoy 20th-century history in these two sections of Mexico City, with interesting art and architecture reflecting European influences.

See art nouveau and art deco architecture in Roma and La Condesa. While many of the sites in Mexico City’s historical center date back to the time soon after the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in the 1500s, these two neighborhoods are a celebration of art and architecture of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Roma has an art nouveau flair, with buildings designed during the late 1800s in the era of President Porfirio Díaz. Roma took its name from an existing establishment, the Romita Hacienda. Visit this small chapel and its plaza that still exist today.

As Mexico City grew in size and population, wealthier residents left the city center to establish colonias, effectively suburbs around the historic center. In Roma, look for the long, beautiful, tree-lined avenues, such as the Alvaro Obregon and Orizaba Street, which they created. See the Temple of of the Sacred Family with its beautiful stained-glass windows.

Roma residents built French-style mansions, such as the Lamm House, now a cultural center, and the Rio de Janeiro building. Stroll along the neighborhood streets to notice these and other cultural heritage buildings. Look for the bronze replica of David by Michelangelo in Rio de Janeiro Plaza.

The “roaring ‘20s” hit Mexico City with the development of the colonia farther west around the Condesa de Miravalle Racetrack. Upper- and middle-class local residents and international visitors gathered in this area for its open parks and tree-lined avenues and developing urban atmosphere created by wealth and diversity. Visit today to appreciate the same cosmopolitan character. Notice the art deco and contemporary architecture in the area, including rotaries decorated with ornate fountains. In particular, look for Popocatépetl roundabout and Iztaccíhuatl Plaza.

At the center of La Condesa is Parque Mexico, with numerous fountains and ponds providing a fresh, welcoming area within the city. Attend a concert at the open-air art deco theater in the park. Wander through the streets of La Condesa to observe the bohemian lifestyle of local artists and students.

Visit Roma and La Condesa for a pleasant artistic departure from the older historic sections of Mexico City.


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Condesa Suites
Condesa Suites
2.5 out of 5
66 Juan de la Barrera Condesa, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is £41 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Located in La Condesa, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Monumento a los Ninos Heroes, Chapultepec Park and The Angel of Independence Monument. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (125 reviews)
"I enjoyed my stay here. Very nice neighborhood. So close to Parque de Chautelpec. And plenty of eats nearby. The room was spacious and cozy. Only downside is that fridge was not working and I can't really use it. Other than that it was perfect."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Condesa Suites
Casa Decu
Casa Decu
3.5 out of 5
Culiacan #10 Col Hipódromo Condesa, Del Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is £76 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Located in La Condesa, this boutique hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Blackberry Auditorium, Chapultepec Park and Paseo de la Reforma. World Trade Center Mexico ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (265 reviews)
"Beautifully designed space. Loved the rooftop breakfast. Great location. Bathroom a little cramped. Due to the historic designation of the building, a few of the minor negatives can’t be changed. Overall a very good experience and the price reasonable."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2021

Casa Decu
Condesa Df
Condesa Df
4 out of 5
Av Veracruz 102 Col Condesa, Mexico City, CDMX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £269 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Located in La Condesa, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Spain Park, Museo de Arte Moderno and Castillo de Chapultepec. The Angel of Independence Monument ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (338 reviews)
"Great location. Starting to show its age. Especially the bathrooms."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Condesa Df
FlowSuites Condesa
FlowSuites Condesa
4 out of 5
Av. Nuevo Leon No. 108 Piso 6, Hipodromo Condesa, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is £117 per night from 8 Jan to 8 Jan
Located in La Condesa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mexico Park, Spain Park and El Plaza Condesa. Plaza Insurgentes Shopping Center and Cibeles Fountain ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (259 reviews)

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2021

FlowSuites Condesa
Izta 54
Izta 54
2.5 out of 5
Iztacchihuatl 54, Colonia Hipodromo, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is £93 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in La Condesa, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Chapultepec Park, and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Angel of Independence Monument and Alameda Central. Zocalo ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (86 reviews)
"Very spacious room (the suite or apartment) for a good value. Very central to Condesa and Roma Norte. Great restaurants and coffee shops around. Check in and out were super simple and easy. Love that there's a hot water kettle in the room because I drink tea and not coffee. Bed is comfortable. Shower ..."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2021

Izta 54
Casa Condesa Michoacan 113
Casa Condesa Michoacan 113
3 out of 5
113 Av Michoacán Colonia Condesa, Mexico City, CDMX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £61 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Located in La Condesa, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Blackberry Auditorium, Chapultepec Park and Paseo de la Reforma. World Trade Center Mexico City ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"Lovely stay and staff!"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Casa Condesa Michoacan 113
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