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Colonia del Valle [1] is probably the most important colony in Mexico City. It is located in south central area of the city and is mainly inhabitated by high class. Another important colony Colonia Napoles it is their neighboring colony. The development of this area started in the early 20th century, including various settlements of various European communities, mainly Spanish and German.


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Get in

By Metro

Line 3 (green) Stations: Etiopia, Eugenia, Division del Norte, Zapata and Coyoacan

By Bus

Many Metrobus stations stops in the del Valle area along Insurgentes, beginning with La Piedad, Polyforum, Nápoles, Colonia Del Valle, Ciudad de los Deportes, Parque Hundido, Félix Cuevas and Río Churubusco

See & Do

Col. Del Valle is a landmark within the city and the country, tourism is totally in it a magnet for foreign visitors or residents of the states in the nation. One of its main attractions to contemplate the fact contrasts between colonial and luxurious loft buildings are an attraction like no other, the area boasts a repertoire of temples such as theTemple of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and buildings dating from the time of colonization and conquest among them Temple Tlacoquemécatl and the San Lorenzo Xochimanca cultural areas and parks like the famousParque Hundido or theMariscal Sucre Park where theFrenchKiosk', art galleries, libraries, auditoriums as Cultural Siqueiros Polyforum in which is the world's largest mural called The March of Humanity painted by the great Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros or Plaza Mexico and Estadio Azul and so on. The colony has international pubs asBaskin Robbins in the street Porfirio Díaz, boutiques as Adriano's in Gabriel Macera or Botticelli in the Insurgentes name a few, luxury malls such as Galerias Insurgentes and Centro Coyoacan in which are the most recognized brands in the fashion world as Chanel, Hugo Boss, Armani, Tag Heuer, Hermèsl Edox, MaxMara, Longchampl Fendi, Rolex, Swarovski, L'Occitane en Provence and hundreds more. Also within the colony is Plaza Universidad with an innovative and interesting design of choice for busy young families of higher socioeconomic strata. The W.T.C. Mexico, admire its futuristic and elegant style that marked the era of modernism in Mexico is simply tempting appeal, without mentioning their delicious chocolate houses as L 'Atelier du Chocolat on the Parroquia street or the recently opened boutiques Magnum Colecttion Chocolatier located only in the most exclusive areas of the city is Del Valle, Polanco, Santa Fe, etc.. The international "coffee shops" Starbucks', Mexican cafeterias Cielito Querido which opened recently brought back the traditional atmosphere of Mexico renewed a Neo-Retro style,Punta del Cielo other Mexican coffeshopa more modern and elegant, the Bellini restaurant full of luxury and good taste at the top of the tower of the World Trade Center, or theSuntory the most luxurious restaurant in Mexico. The colony also has a wide range of automotive luxury homes as Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Maserati, Lincoln, Lamborghini and many more.

The Colonia Del Valle have the doors open to anyone who appreciates good taste and the most exquisite of the Mexico City

Buy

Shopping Centers

  • Plaza Universidad Universidad 1000 corner Parroquia
  • Plaza Parque Delta Cuauhtemoc 462 corner Viaducto
  • Galerias Insurgentes Insurgentes Sur 1329 corner Parroquia
  • Pabellon del Valle Universidad 940 corner San Lorenzo
  • Centro Coyoacan Coyoacan 2000 corner Universidad

Eat

  • El Cambalache, Insurgentes Sur (Close to the corner with Felix Cuevas, Col. Del Valle). M-Su. One of the city's absolutely best steaks, go here. Some variant of arrachera is bound to be good, also the salads are great. Extensive bar. MXP300-600.
  • La Rural, Insurgentes Sur (Corner with Georgia, Col. Napoles). M-Su. Rivaling El Cambalache both in quality and price, but with somewhat more swanky service (having three or four waiters at your table is not uncommon). Try the arrachera, and the inflated potatoes. MXP300-600.
  • Amalfi, Insurgentes and Viaducto (On the Napoles (south-west) side of the intersection, in the basement). M-Fr 1PM-9PM. Small and cheap family (not that family) run Italian place, focused on Adriatic food. Try any of the pastas, the pizza Amalfi, or the medallones mar y monte. MXP80-160.
  • Sushi Bar Miyajima, (A block from Insurgentes, behind the Congo dance club, Col. Del Valle). M-Th 11AM-11PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-1AM. Some of the best sushi in the city, relatively low priced. Try the Luna Maki, or the "Dinamita", a foil-wrapped and baked pile of seafood, cream, and herbs. MXP120-300.
  • Suntory, Torres Adalid 24 (corner Magdalena), (52) 55369432, [2]. Mexico's best japanese restaurant. Enjoy its gardens $$$$.
  • El Buen Bife, Insurgentes Sur 1248 (Del Valle), (52)54889810, [3]. Steak house founded in 1989 $$$.
  • Gino's, Concepción Beistegui 312 (corner Patricio Sanz), (52)55230546, [4]. Cozy italian style cafeteria $$.
  • Cha-en, Prolongación Eugenia #23, Colonia Nápoles (Near the Nápoles station on the Metrobús), 4152-1817. Th-F 13:30-17:00. Inexpensive, home-style Japanese food. This is a restaurant attached to a Buddhist temple. $-$$.

Drink

Sky Bar Mexco City, Dakota in "World Trade Center Mexico"

Sleep

There are no hotels in the neighborhood, but close are - Fiesta Inn Insurgentes - City Express Insurgentes - Crowne Plaza Mexico City

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