Central Alameda



The Central Alameda is the oldest promenade of Mexico City. The Viceroy Don Luis de Velasco asked the City Hall to make a promenade to make the city beautiful and to be a place for the enjoyment of its inhabitants. The name: Alameda comes from the poplar trees (álamos in Spanish) that were planted, which were substituted later by willows and ash trees. The Alameda was the popular promenade par excellence, its appearance and decorations were improved with roads, sculptures, fountains, and monuments. The life in the Alameda on the period of Porfiriato was captured in the famous mural by Diego Rivera.


Avenida Hidalgo s/n, Col. Centro (Área 2), C.P. 6010, México, Ciudad de México


From Monday to Sunday, 08:00 - 22:00 hrs.


Entrada libre.