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 which is a huge plus for anyone bus especially for a solo female traveler. I’m glad I chose to stay in La Condesa for my vacation to Mexico City.

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I booked my accommodation for Mexico City via AirBnB.com (first time booking can get you $40 credit) which has been my favorite booking site this year. Traveling alone to Mexico can be overwhelming so staying with a local person via Airbnb is a nice alternative.

For Mexico City there were a lot of AirBnB listings to choose from. I decided on a room with private bathroom in an apartment on Amsterdam Avenue in La Condesa.

My Airbnb host was great with communication before the trip. I think she answered every text or email within a few minutes. Another plus is that she was also super helpful with any questions I had while visiting Mexico City and provided information about places I wanted to see.

Many people prefer the comforts of a hotel while traveling. Check the latest deals and hotel prices here and use the filters to narrow down your ideal hotel in La Condesa.

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

 

La Condesa Mexico City art and architecture

I loved all of the public art around La Condesa. Walking along Amsterdam Avenue you will see many sculptures by Mexican artist Jose Sacal.

The oval-shaped road also features a pedestrian walkway where you will find may other people enjoying a walk, day or night in La Condesa.

In fact this is where I usually walked in the evening, sometimes stopping to buy chocolate or other treats in the shops.

If you love chocolate as much as I do make sure to visit Tout Chocolat located at Amsterdam 154, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México. They are open until 9 pm Monday through Saturday and until 6 pm on Sunday.

 

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

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

 

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

Coyote sculpture by Jose Sacal in Mexico City – La Condesa neighborhood

 

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

Bull sculpture by Jose Sacal in La Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City

 

During early morning walks in La Condesa I stopped to admire the art deco style architecture in the neighborhood. There are many interesting buildings beautiful designs to enjoy in the neighborhood. Mexico City is an interesting place for anyone but especially if you like to explore a city by walking.

 

Carpinteria sign above a door in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood

Carpinteria sign above a door in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood

 

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

Green door in La Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City

 

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

Door with blue tiles in Mexico City, walking in La Condesa neighborhood

 

 

La Condesa Mexico City art deco style architecture

Art deco blue building and stained glass window in Mexico City’s La Condesa area

 

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

 

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

Stylish architecture painted black and white in La Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City

 

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

Arched blue door in Mexico City La Condesa area

 

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

 

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

Mexico City La Condesa Parque Mexico

 

Certainly there is something blooming year round in Mexico City due to the mild climate. When I visited during US Thanksgiving weekend I saw lots of flowers.

 

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

 

 

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

Remedios Magicos store in La Condesa

La Condesa Mexico City restaurants

Restaurants and coffee shops are all around trendy La Condesa neighborhood. There are delicious pastries to be tried and tasty coffee to enjoy. For some reason pastries and coffee always taste better when I’m on vacation.

Try some of these restaurants and cafes in La Condesa:

  • Asian Bay – Av. Tamaulipas 95, Hipódromo, 06170 Ciudad de México
  • Azul Condesa –  Av Nuevo León 68, Hipódromo, 06100 Ciudad de México
  • Chiquitito Cafe – Calle Río Lerma 179, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México
  • Contramar – Calle de Durango 200, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México
  • Frutos Prohibidos – Av Amsterdam 244 Local B, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México
  • La Bodega – Calle Popocatépetl 25, Hipódromo Condesa, 06100 Ciudad de México
  • La Burguesa – Cozumel 67B, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México
  • Lardo – Agustín Melgar 6, Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México
  • Pasillo de Humo – Avenida Nuevo León 107, Hipódromo, 06100 Cuauhtémoc
  • Tacos Don Juan – Calle Juan Escutia 35, Condesa, 06140 Ciudad de México

 

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

Matisse Pasteleria – pastry shop in La Condesa area of Mexico City

 

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

 

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

Escarapela Bodegon Argentino restaurant in trendy La Condesa area of  Mexico City

 

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

 

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

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Mexico City - Green door in La Condesa neighborhood

 

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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. Read all about Susan » You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter or Instagram

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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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