Cosmopolitan, cultured, elegant, modern and laid back.
About the area..
La Condesa is not as alternative as la Roma or as sophisticated as Polanco. It is a bourgeois area, home of established and up and coming artists, La Condesa is a must-visit area to feel the pulse of Mexico City life.
La Condesa was Mexico's response to modernity. Few people know actually that Mexico City is the second city after Miami with the most Art Deco architecture and La Condesa is its finest example. At its heart, Parque Mexico and the Amsterdam avenue, represent this artistic movement in every detail. Emblematic buildings such as the Edificio Basurto, El Princesa and the San Martín endure and if the visitor is observant, he/she will see thousands of details of this style, popular in the 30s, on walls, lamp posts, signs and fountains.
Here aesthetics are important thus, besides the fascinating urban landscape, interior design, art and design are protagonists of the neighborhood, in vintagefurniture stores, in art galleries, shops and designers' studios. They are also present in the decoration of cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs that are in every street, because La Condesa also focuses on the new, increasingly international and cosmopolitan Mexican cuisine. Here, Mexican cuisine and international cuisine coexist in a bohemian atmosphere. If you want to feel like a real Chilango, go to where the Mexicans go.
1. Rent a bike (Ecobici) and bike through Amsterdam and take pictures, lots of pictures of the amazing architecture and parks.
2. Stop anywhere to have an organic juice, a cappucchino, a mezcal, or eat a proper croissant at any time; in short, eat at any of the restaurants.
3. Visit some of the most iconic art galleries in the city.
4. Shop in stores of novice designers, antique shops and everything that's on sale.5. Spend a Friday night or Saturday night going out in one of the many nice bars (antros)