The Alameda de Tacubaya is a historical city park. A famous primary school bordering the park’s south side is the former home of Justo Sierra (1848–1912) one of the last of the infamous Cientificos of the Porfiriato period. He’s credited with promoting and working to establish the National University of Mexico, (today’s UNAM). Sierra is also well-remembered as a liberal educator whose books were read well into the 20th century.
The school building’s scale lends to the grandeur of the park’s past. The Alameda here is often combined, at least in a mental geography, with the atrium of the Candelaria Church. This is directly across Avenida Revolucíon on the park’s east side. Across the same street is the old ayuntamiento, the government administration building, for the city and municipality of Tacubaya.
The Alameda de Tacubaya is also home to the busts of two boxers. Javier Solís, an idol of Tacubaya, and Finito López.
Price: Free admission
Av. Revolución 169, Tacubaya, Miguel Hidalgo, 11870 CDMX