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 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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  • Masaryk is the upscale shopping street in Mexico City, think about 5th Ave in NY, well not that nice. You can find here a lot o top luxury brands, mainstream brands as well as restaurants and coffee s...  read more »
  • This street is full of an exclusive shops like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and many others. Also a lot of good restaurants and bar are located in this street 
  • For those who like luxury, Valley walk and meet some famous brands shops. There are also several restaurants that are worth a visit.
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