Photo Diego Berruecos
Shopping and Strolling Colonia Roma
The close-in neighborhood called Colonia Roma was first developed at the dawn of the twentieth century, as a high-end suburb laid out along tree-lined boulevards and plazas. Prominent families erected elaborate residences in architectural styles ranging from neo-classical to art nouveau and even neo-Moorish. A century later—despite some ups and downs—the district is at a high, as one of Mexico City’s most fashionable areas, and old mansions now serve as retail spaces or smart dining rooms that open out onto the street, day and night, in that marvelous, dolce-vita way. Stroll the quarter’s main drag, Álvaro Obregón, afternoons and evenings, for a complete sampling of its urban pleasures; shopaholics with an eye for edgy design won’t want to miss the whimsical boutiques that line adjacent Calle Colima. Deeper dives into side streets and nearby plazas turn up even more surprises when you’re ready for a walkabout.
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Colima 198, Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5525 4109
Sat, Sun 11am - 8pm
Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm