Avenida Juárez, s/n,
Centro Histórico,
Ciudad de México

Alameda Central is the largest and oldest park in Mexico City. It was used to host a market during the Aztec Period and it was also used as the execution area for unfaithful wives during the Spanish Inquisition.

Alameda Central was built at the end of the 16th century and around 200 poplars where grown in the park to drain the marsh and so for this reason it was named it was named Alameda Central which means Poplar Grove in English. During the colonial period the park was only accessible to the upper class and it was not until the 19th century that it was opened to the general public and transformed into the park which can be visited today.

It is a popular park for family days out as it has lots of picnic tables and street sellers. You can also see some of the sculptures and monuments which have been placed in the park or enjoy a concert or open-air show.

Mexico City Travel Guide | Parks and Gardens in Mexico City

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