Avenida Presidente Masaryk, Mexico City

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Avenida Presidente Masaryk, a thoroughfare in the affluent Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City, is the city's most fashionable urban shopping street. It is also home of the National Conservatory of Music. It runs from Calzada General Mariano Escobedo in the east to Avenida Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca on the west.HistoryPresident Lázaro Cárdenas named the avenue after the first President of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk in 1936. In 1999 the city of Prague donated a statue of Masaryk to Mexico City, one of the two originals made when the statue for the Prague Castle was being prepared. The statue was placed in the roundabout at the intersection of Av. Presidente Masaryk and Arquímedes on 28 October 2000, on the Czechoslovak National Day.The name of the street is often misspelled e.g. "Mazarik" or "Mazaryk". The City of Mexico decided to correct the signs under its control in 2000 (street, highway and other signs), but the incorrect names remained on some of the local shops.In 2013 Seduvi, the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing of the Federal District, decided to invest 480 million pesos for the urban renewal of the street, with an emphasis on making it more walkable. Half of this budget will be contributed by the government, with the rest coming from the private sector and a tax being levied on the residents and businesses who will benefit from the rehabilitation.
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  • This street called to become the axis of luxury of Polanco and therefore of city of Mexico, started very well, after almost eternal works is finished and began to resurface local Lis, shops, restaurants, offices,... everything perfect, but now you're walking and have arisen many flaws that nobody cares to fix, tiles broken for work and do not replace them, leave the broken, the floor is dirty, when it would be necessary to clean it and give water to pressure if not caring for it very fast I think will be completely disappointing and would be a shame as it is very pleasant to stroll through it and enjoy its shops, bars and restaurants will see what happens...
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  • It is an iconic in Mexico City Avenue, it has luxury shops, and excellent restaurants, you can walk comfortably and is near other attractive tourist sites.
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  • We enjoyed walking down this street and finding places to eat and drink off the side streets. The main road is full of high end shops but if you explore down the side streets there are some great eate...  more »

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