Noteworthy streets and neighborhoods in Mexico City include those named for famous folks from history. Others are named for no one in particular, but happen to host some of the city's most important places.
There are calzadas - the old causeways of Tenochtitlan. There are canals, at last being brought slowly back to life. And of course, there are calles and avenidas and more. Some lead nowhere in particular, and yet they're people by memories and generations that go back into the furthest stretches of the city's long life.
There are some important highways, and a few callejones - alleyways - that still hide some of the city's deepest mysteries. You'll walk avenidas, and parkways, and of course, turn the corners of some of the metropolis' deepest neighborhoods.
We're working to present you with the finest maps to guide your way, too. But you may also find that some of the most noteworthy streets are those where you stay. That's the experience of the millions of residents of Mexico City as you'll soon see.
The streets and neighborhoods of the city are yours for the exploring. Let's get going.
One of Tlalpan's original villages, this one is crowded with bicyclists on the ride of their lives.
One of Tlalpan's most beloved "Barrios Originarios," San Fernando has a lively center.
One of the most accessible cultural centers and galleries in the city center, Donceles 66 has a scary…
An enormous graveyard of incalculable historic value, the cemetery is a beautiful way to learn a place's heart.
One of the most well preserved of the city's old aqueducts, the Guadalupe still stretches back into time.
One of the most brightly painted of the Santa Maria Neighborhoods, this one has a flair for looking…
One gnarled 17th-century Coyoacán alley still inspires doubt, fear, and an ever-fleeting hope of forgiveness.
Who knew? The fence at Chapultepec is always one of the city's best attended galleries.
Near the Alameda Central, visit the Barrio Chino for lunch, dinner, and a dose of Chinese culture.