Museum of Memory and Tolerance opened in 2010. The museum narrates and shows the suffering and pain of people when minority groups are oppressed, while promoting acceptance, tolerance and responsibility within society. Exhibitions are often praised for being powerful, intriguing and informative.
When a desire for Cuban ice cream, good-quality Colombian coffee or Venezuelan arepas strikes, this is the place to go. Alternatively, for those who do not have the chance to explore beyond Mexico’s borders, it is a great chance to sample authentic Latin American cuisine. Look out for Frutería Rafael (a Colombian fruit stall) and Helados Palmeiro (a Cuban ice-cream parlor).
Tucked away on 3rd floor of a perfume shop is the Víctor Artes Populares Mexicanas. Materials used in the handicrafts here include silver, tin and traditional textiles, while designs vary from traditional Huichol art to Frida Kahlo-inspired styles. Hand-painted glass pitchers, combs made from horn, and dolls made from papier-mâché are some of the delicate and colorful crafts sold here.
Foro El Bicho is a small theater with only 45 seats and is dedicated to the support and promotion of Mexican experimental and modern drama. Foro El Bicho works both with budding artists and more experienced dramatists to nurture theater and cinema, producing excellence and offering the local community the chance to explore and reflect on modern Mexican culture.
Inside a beautiful 20th century house is Mexico City’s first ever chocolate museum, Mucho Mundo Chocolate, which outlines the historical and gastronomical importance of cacao through interactive exhibits. Displays include chocolate masterpieces and coffee pots, as well as the opportunity to glance into the kitchen to see the production process.
MUCHO Mundo Chocolate, Milán 45, Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 55 14 17 37
The Monument and Museum of the Revolution, stands as a reminder of the tragedies of the Mexican Revolution. Five heroes of the Revolution are buried under this impressive landmark, which acts as their mausoleum. Climb the arch to have a wonderful panoramic view of the city, day or night, or take a stroll around it and the beautiful fountains before the monument.
The art on display is what makes Jardín del Arte a joy; the idea is that artists sit along the path of a beautiful park to show their work. Some frequent creatives even become well-known. The artists work on their pieces, whether it is a painting, sculpture, or wax work, sharing and selling their work with passers-by.
Generally, not much serious art focus is placed on caricatures; however, this modest museum in the Centro Histórico does exactly that. Whether you are a fanatic or know nothing about caricatures, the Museo de la Caricatura is the perfect museum to visit for some enlightening entertainment.
Salón Los Angeles offers an excellent night of Latin American entertainment. The open dance-floor and backdrop in the style of Golden Age Mexican Cinema invites all to feel and enjoy the rhythms of Latin American music, whether salsa, cumbia or mambo.