Modern Mexico City Photo Gallery

Paseo de la Reforma was conceived in the 1860s to give Mexico City a boulevard just like the great European cities. The emperor also wanted this grand entry from his palace to the historic centre. Along this leafy street are many modern skyscrapers, home to airlines, fancy hotels, and banks, but is still a nice walk on a warm spring day.

Major intersections include fountains or monuments with a roundabout wrapping around it.

While it is not safe to ride the metro due to petty crimes, the double-decker buses plying the grand boulevard seem more appetizing to use.

With a copper dome and a large plaza round it, the Monumento a la Revolucion is weirdly placed somewhat hidden, a few blocks away from the grand boulevard.

Coin and bank note images from the Banco de Mexico.

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