Santa Maria La Ribera is a classic Mexico City neighborhood. It's one that's often visited simply for the chance to walk its streets and to take in its very distinct charm. Today, an increasingly important arts and culture neighborhood, it's been one of the city's most solid neighborhoods since forever.
In fact, Santa Maria dates from the late 19th century. Many of its buildings do too. But somehow Santa Maria has kept changing, modernizing and improving. This has been all while keeping a historical charm and slightly rough-around-the-edges tenacity, perfectly in place. These are all still just part of the reason it's such a popular place to walk, look, explore, and try to understand. And the people you meet will be happy to help you find your way.
At the center, after everything is said and done, and all the streets covered, there's a kiosk as charming as any in the city. A pleasant walk, the barrio can be reached from either Metro San Cosme or from Metro Buenavista.
Santa Maria La Ribera is one of Mexico City's best neighborhoods to visit if you'd like to simply, uh, visit a neighborhood. Don't miss the video above, at least to get you started. And there are still more points of interest in the entries below.
An essential city market, La Dalia has all the right rough edges to fit perfectly into Santa Maria.
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One of the latest in always-happening SMLR, Casa Equis is a powerhouse of stuff to look at.
Geology has all the best fossils and minerals, great cabinetry, and a magnificent building to show everything off.
The Museo del Chopo is a lively part of the UNAM University Museum scene, and one well worth…