Plaza Juárez

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Plaza Juárez information

Location
Mexico City , Mexico
Getting there
Metro: Bellas Artes
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Representing the new face of the zone, the latest addition to the plaza is the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia , a mazelike museum of 55 halls dedicated to preserving the memory of genocide victims. The multimedia exhibit chronicles crimes committed against humanity in Cambodia, Guatemala, Sudan, Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, as well as those perpetrated during the Holocaust.

Behind the fully restored Templo de Corpus Christi , which now holds the DF’s archives, the plaza's centerpiece is a pair of Tetris-block towers by leading Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta: the 24-story Foreign Relations Secretariat and the 23-story Tribunales building front a set of 1034 reddish pyramids in a broad pool, a collaboration between Legorreta and Spanish artist Vicente Rojo.