Cuepopan and Colonia Guerrero Walking Route

Cuepopan and Colonia Guerrero take up most of the historical territory at the eastern end of the Mexico-Tacuba Causeway. Especially surrounding the Santa Maria la Redonda church, it was the northwestern quadrant of the old island capital of Tenochtitlan.

As a strategic location, it was often the site of conflict. The long rivalry between the Tepaneca people of Azcapotzalco ended only with the formation of the Triple Alliance in 1427. Prior to that, Cuepopan was precisely where many of the conflicts came into the open. cuepopan and colonia guerrero walking route

  • The symbol for the Cuepopan and Colonia Guerrero Walking Route is a glyph adapted from the 1541 Codex Mendoza. It recalls the neighborhood's reputation as a place of battle and open conflict.

A designated "colonia" by the late-19th century, that's when most of what we see today was built. By the early 20th century, the Colonia Guerrero was known as the city's center for nightlife and dancing. In fact, it's largely held onto that reputation even to this day.

Cuepopan and Colonia Guerrero declined during the latter half of the 20th century. But there's no question that it's been experiencing a true re-birth in the past few decades. Dance halls have reopened (some never closed). And with mighty and mature trees, it's a shady and fascinating place to walk. The sites below can all be visited in an afternoon.

Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl Temple, Tlatelolco

More info

Plaza Garibaldi

More info

The Pulque Museum: Museo del Pulque y las Pulquerías

More info

Simón Bolívar Monument, Reforma, Col Guerrero

More info

Glorieta del General José de San Martín

More info

Plaza de Santa Veracruz

More info

Inmaculado Corazón de María, col. Guerrero

More info

Santa María la Redonda, Santa María Cuepopan

More info

Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, Guerrero

More info

Mercado Martínez de la Torre, col Guerrero

More info

Church of Santa Veracruz

More info

Centro Cultural de la SHCP (ave. Hidalgo)

More info

Chapel of the Concepción and Cuepopan Plaza

More info

Metro Hidalgo

More info

Metro Guerrero

More info

The Printmaking Museum: Museo Nacional de la Estampa

More info

Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

More info

Museo Kaluz

More info

Salon Los Angeles

More info

Casa Rivas Mercado Museum

More info

San Fernando Church and Cemetery Museum

More info

Mercado 2 de Abril

More info