Centro de las Artes Centenario
The 19th-century Palacio Municipal features powerful stone arches. Finished in 1838, it was the home of Bishop Ignacio Montes de Oca...
Templo de San José
Inside the Templo de San José, facing the Alameda's south side, lies the image of El Señor de los Trabajos, a Christ-like figure...
Templo de la Tercera Orden & Templo del Sagrado Corazón
The small Templo de la Tercera Orden, built in 1694 and restored in 1960, and Templo del Sagrado Corazón (1728−31), both formerly part...
Teatro de la Paz
This neoclassical theater (1889–94) contains a concert hall with 1500 seats and exhibition gallery as well as a theater. Posters...
This bright and sizeable cafe has Japanese owners but Mexican and fast-food standards. Popular for a cheap set lunch and breakfast deals.
Calz de Guadalupe · interesting places nearby
Centro de las Artes Centenario information
Up until 1999, the building was a prison believed to have briefly held Francisco Madero. Ten years later, it was transformed – without losing its fundamental design – into an arts and cultural center. Some of the former cells have been maintained; others have been converted into offices. It's located 12 blocks south of Alameda. A must visit for architects.
At 5pm, 6pm and 7pm there are guided tours (in Spanish; tip the guides).