Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos
The formidable compound now known as ‘The Citadel’ started off as a tobacco factory in the late 18th century, though it’s best known as...
Centro de la Imagen
At the Calle Balderas entrance is the Centro de la Imagen , the city’s photography museum. This innovatively designed space stages...
Museo de Arte Popular
This museum is a major showcase for folk art. Contemporary crafts are thematically displayed from all over Mexico, including carnival...
Café La Habana
This grand coffeehouse is a traditional haunt for writers and journalists, who linger for hours over a café americano . Legend has it...
With seating inside the big dining hall, on the sun-dappled patio or alongside the formidable grill, this taco temple makes a great...
Plaza de la Ciudadela 4 · interesting places nearby
Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos information
The formidable compound now known as ‘The Citadel’ started off as a tobacco factory in the late 18th century, though it’s best known as the scene of the Decena Trágica (Tragic Ten Days), the coup that brought down the Madero government in 1913. Today it is home to the Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos , with holdings of over 500,000 volumes and an extensive maps collection. The central halls are given over to art exhibits.