Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento
The heart of Mexico City is the Plaza de la Constitución, though residents began calling it the Zócalo, meaning ‘base,’ in the 19th...
Suprema Corte de Justicia
The Suprema Corte de Justicia , south of the Zócalo, has Orozco murals. In 1940 the artist painted four panels around the first level of...
Home to the offices of the president of Mexico, the Federal Treasury and dramatic murals by Diego Rivera, this palace fills the entire...
Costillas El Sitio
Lunchtime crowds squeeze into booths or share tiny red tables at this volume- oriented steak place. Grilled and brushed with salsa...
Lonely Planet review
The two buildings on the south side of the Zócalo may look similar with their stately arcades and handsome carved window frames, but the Ayuntamiento (the one on the right) predates its twin by over 400 years. The mayor has his office there, while various city departments occupy the east building. Recently restored and opened for public viewing, the grand Salón de Cabildos , on the upper level of the Ayuntamiento, was the place where the city council traditionally convened to settle local disputes. The entry hall contains a gallery of portraits of all 62 Spanish viceroys.