Photo Aníbal Barco
Smallish Plaza Tolsá—at the end of Tacuba Street—is an all-but-perfect urban conglomeration that will thrill architecture fans. To the south lies the 18th-century Palacio de Minería (a former engineering college) whose solid, sober mastery of imposing volume is leavened by the wavy effects of the city’s sinking soils; to the north is the former Palacio de Comunicaciones, now Mexico’s National Art Museum. The collection is a winner—but the structure’s soaring Beaux Arts and rococo-revival spaces will leave you agog. At the corner with Eje Central stands the city’s beloved Post Office, noted for its eclectic, Venetian-style façade and coruscating interior in brassy cast-iron (don’t miss the grand staircase). A recently restored equestrian statue of a somewhat dopey-looking King Charles IV of Spain is a marvelous finishing touch.
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Calle Tacuba 8, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06010 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX, Mexico
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