La Condesa Mexico City – A Great Walking Neighborhood

On my recent solo trip to Mexico City I stayed in the trendy La Condesa neighborhood. It was wonderful! I felt safe walking around the neighborhood even at night-time. I booked my accommodation via AirBnB.com which has been my favorite booking site this year. For Mexico City there were a lot of listings to choose from. I decided on a room with private bathroom in an apartment on Amsterdam Avenue. The host was great with communication before the trip – I think every text or email was answered within a few minutes! She was also super helpful with any questions I had while visiting Mexico City and information about places I wanted to see.

Now let me take you on a photographic tour of La Condesa Mexico City!

La Condesa Mexico City - rat sculpture by Jose Sacal - Amsterdam Avenue oval shaped street with pedestrian walkway in the center

La Condesa Mexico City – rat sculpture by Jose Sacal

I loved all of the public art around La Condesa. There were many sculptures by Mexican artist Jose Sacal along the oval-shaped road Amsterdam Avenue.

La Condesa Mexico City - frog sculpture by Jose Sacal - Amsterdam Avenue pedestrian walkway

La Condesa Mexico City – frog sculpture by Jose Sacal

Many of Jose Sacal’s sculptures feature animals but there is one that always left me thinking for some time afterwards – the man in chains.

La Condesa Mexico City - sculpture of a man wrapped in chains - Jose Sacal - Amsterdam Avenue pedestrian walkway

La Condesa Mexico City – sculpture of a man wrapped in chains – Jose Sacal

 

La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City - Amsterdam Avenue - there is a walkway in the center which features many sculptures by Jose Sacal

Mexico City La Condesa – coyote sculpture by Jose Sacal

 

La Condesa neighborhood Mexico City - public art is plentiful on Amsterdam Avenue featuring sculptures by Jose Sacal

Mexico City La Condesa – bull sculpture by Jose Sacal

 

During early morning walks in La Condesa I stopped to admire the art deco style architecture in the neighborhood.

 

La Condesa Mexico City - rich with art deco architecture - a wonderful walking neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and shops

Mexico City La Condesa carpinteria

 

La Condesa Mexico City - a great walking neighborhood with lots of art deco style architecture

La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City – green door

 

La Condesa Mexico City art deco style architecture is well preserved - great walking neighborhood

Mexico City La Condesa door with blue tiles

 

La Condesa Mexico City art deco style architecture

Mexico City La Condesa blue building and stained glass window

 

La Condesa Mexico City art deco architecture is abundant - stroll the neighborhood and enjoy the sites, sounds, and food

Mexico City La Condesa beautiful doorway

 

La Condesa Mexico City - wonderful walking neighborhood, safe for the solo traveler, enjoy the art deco style architecture while strolling around the neighborhood

Mexico City La Condesa architecture black and white

 

La Condesa Mexico City's art deco neighborhood - a safe and walkable neighborhood

Mexico City La Condesa doorway and balcony

 

La Condesa in Mexico City is a walkers paradise - enjoy the art deco architecture, great restaurants, coffee shops, street vendors, relax or go jogging in the parks

Mexico City La Condesa arched blue door

 

There is plenty of green space in La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City. Enjoy a stroll around Parque Mexico or Parque España.

 

La Condesa Mexico City - relax in Parque Mexico and enjoy walking the neighborhood

Mexico City La Condesa Parque Mexico

 

There is something blooming year round in Mexico City due to the mild climate.

 

Flowers bloom year round in Mexico City due to the mild climate - La Condesa Amsterdam Avenue

Mexico City La Condesa pink bloom along Amsterdam Avenue pedestrian walkway

 

La Condesa Mexico City - parks and green space are plentiful in the neighborhood

Mexico City La Condesa berries along Amsterdam Avenue pedestrian walkway

 

Need a magic remedy? La Condesa has a shop for you – Remedios Magicos to the rescue.

 

Need a magic remedy? La Condesa Mexico City Remedios Magicos can help

Mexico City La Condesa Remedios Magicos

 

Restaurants and coffee shops are all around trendy La Condesa neighborhood. There are delicious pastries to be tried and tasty coffee to enjoy.

 

La Condesa Mexico City Matisse Pasteleria - enjoy coffee and pastries on your walk around La Condesa neighborhood

Mexico City La Condesa Matisse Pasteleria

 

Restaurants in La Condesa vary from sushi, pasta, Argentinian, to classic Mexican.

 

La Condesa Mexico City boasts an abundance of restaurants from Argentinian to Japanese you will find a great variety in La Condesa

Mexico City La Condesa Escarapela Bodegon Argentino

 

Catch a movie or concert while in Mexico City – plenty of events to keep you entertained.

 

Take in a movie or comedy show in La Condesa Mexico City

Mexico City La Condesa – event posters

 

La Condesa Mexico City - walkable neighborhood with great food, parks, architecture, coffee shops, public art

Mexico City La Condesa painted table

 

I hope you enjoyed this virtual walking tour of La Condesa Mexico City! I do hope you have the opportunity to visit magnificent Mexico City and enjoy walking around La Condesa as much as I did.

Happy travels!

 

About the Author

Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter

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  1. Elena says:

    Great photos. We are slowly traveling through South and Central America in 2015. At some point definitely end up in Mexico City, so it was great to read about La Condesa. I am adding it to my list of places to visit (and may be stay).

  2. Susan Moore says:

    Hi Elena, thank you for your comment. That is the type of trip I would love to do – slow travel for a year! For now I am limited to a week or two at a time but in a few years I plan to do some longer trips. I hope you have an extraordinary year in 2015 traveling through the Americas!

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