Travel and Transitions explores Mexico City: A Skyscraper, Beautiful Palaces, Rodin Sculptures, A Little Horse, the "House of Tiles" and a Government Pawn Shop

June 22, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Susanne Pacher, Publisher of Travel and Transitions, visited Mexico City. Her explorations started with a ride on a public bus, to “La Torre Latinoamericana”, Mexico’s famous 44-story skyscraper, that has survived a number of earthquakes, most notably the big earthquake of 1985 which destroyed big sections of Mexico City. The next stop was at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, an Art Nouveau style theatre or opera house. The interior holds murals by some of the famous Mexican artists of the 20th century, including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Al faro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo. We continued our walk towards the Alameda Central – Mexico City’s famous park whose name is derived from the “alamos” or poplar trees that were planted here in the 16th century.
She discovered Mexico’s biggest pawnshop: the government-run Nacional Monte de Piedad, a beautiful monumental building made of dark volcanic stone that dates back to the 16th century.
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