Polanco, Mexico City

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Explore the leafy streets of Polanco, one of the city's most upscale and exclusive neighborhoods. Notable because of its cultural diversity, the district has historically been a place where Spanish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Lebanese immigrants settled. See evidence of these roots today in the varied set of eateries and shops, alongside department and flagship stores of some of the world's premier brands and chains. A construction boom in the 1950s brought the addition of impressive mansions and apartment blocks, displaying a striking neo-Colonial architectural style. Head to the neighborhood's many museums, galleries, and music venues, and browse the menus of the numerous restaurants before picking one to suit your mood. Arrange to visit Polanco and other attractions in Mexico City using our Mexico City online vacation planner .
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  • As everyone has already stated, this is a very beautiful and safe neighborhood. We were there for the Formula 1 race so there was an enhanced police presence there which made us feel even more secure....  more »
  • I clarify that I did the tour of Polanco on the tourist bus and I was eager to get off, walk, go and discover some places but I couldn't due to lack of time. How cute is Polanco!
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  • Polanco is replete with fabulous stores and good restaurants. It is expensive but worth it. Traffic is terrible but one becomes accustomed to this Mexico City problem.  more »

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Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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