Colonia del Valle [formerly dead link] is probably the most important colony in Mexico City. It is located in south central area of the city and is mainly inhabited by high class. Another important colony Colonia Napoles it is their neighboring colony. The development of this area started in the early 20th century, including various settlements of various European communities, mainly Spanish and German.
Many Metrobus stations stops in the del Valle area along Insurgentes, beginning with 6 La Piedád, 7 Polyforum, 8 Nápoles, 9 Colonia Del Valle, 10 Ciudad de los Deportes, 11 Parque Hundido, 12 Félix Cuevas, and 13 Río Churubusco.
- 1 Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros (Poliforo Cultural Siqueiros), Insurgentes Sur 701 (World Trade Center Mexico City), ☏ . Daily 09:00-18:00; sound and light show: Sa Su 11:30 12:45 17:00. This auditorium, housed in an eye-catching 12-sided building, houses the world's largest mural, La Marcha de la Humanidad (The March of Humanity), painted by the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in the 1960s. The outside of the building is also covered with enormous murals, as is a wall partly encircling the building. During the week the murals inside are dimly lit, but on weekends visitors can attend a sound and light show, with an recording by Siqueiros describing his vision M$15 (general admission); M$50 (sound and light show).
- 2 Capilla San Lorenzo Martír (San Lorenzo Xochimanca), Parque San Lorenzo (one block E of Av Insurgentes Sur). One of the oldest churches in Mexico City, this was built in the 16th century of brick and volcanic stone and is now a National Monument.
- 3 Parroquia del Señor del Buen Despacho, Parque Tlacoquemécatl (Tlacoquemécatl). Built in the 18th century.
- 4 Templo del Purísimo Corazón de María (Inmaculado Corazon de Maria Reina de la Paz / Temple of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), Eje 2 Pte Gabriel Mancera 415. Sundays. The church at which parts of the Baz Luhrmann's Movie Romeo + Juliet (1996) were shot. Locals tauntingly call it the car driver's church because of its concrete exterior.
- 5 Ruinas en Mixcoac (Mixcoac Archaeological Site), Calle Pirámide (by the junction of San Antonio and Anillo Periférico). Anytime. These temple foundations are one of the sole surviving pre-Hispanic ruins from the Nahua settlement of Mixcoac. The site was inhabited from ca. 900 BCE until the Spanish conquest, and the temple was rebuilt by the Aztecs shortly before the Spanish arrival. The site is not generally open to the public, but can be viewed from the street, with the best vantage point from the elevated sidewalk along Anillo Periférico. Free.
- 1 Parque Hundido, Av Insurgentes Sur.
- 2 Parque Mariscal Sucre.
- 3 Plaza de Toros (Plaza México), Calle Auguston Rodín 241. The largest bullring in the world is also a venue for boxing matches.
- 4 Estadio Azul. Home of Mexican football club Cruz Azul.
- Adriano's, Gabriel Mancera 609.
- L 'Atelier du Chocolat on Parroquia street
- Magnum Colection Chocolatier
- 1 Plaza Universidad, Santa Cruz Atoyac (corner of Parroquia).
- 2 Plaza Parque Delta, Av Cuauhtémoc 462 (corner of Viaducto), ☏ .
- 3 Galerías Insurgentes (Centro Comercial Galerías Insurgentes), Parroquia 194, ☏ . A modern shopping mall with a number of international chain stores.
- 4 Pabellon del Valle, Av Universidad 740 (corner of San Lorenzo), ☏ .
- 5 Plaza Centro Coyoacan, Av Universidad 2000 (corner of Universidad and Av Coyoacan), ☏ .
- 6 World Trade Center Mexico City, Montecito 38, ☏ . Built in a futuristic and elegant style that marked the era of modernism. The building complex includes a shopping center and a number of restaurants.
- 1 Café Punta del Cielo, Avda Cuauhtémoc 462, ☏ . A branch of a Mexican chain of coffee shops.
- 2 Cafe Amano, Prolongación Eugenia 23 (near the Nápoles station on the Metrobús), ☏ , email@example.com. M-F 13:30-24:00, Sa 13:00-17:00. Inexpensive, home-style Japanese food. This is a restaurant attached to a Buddhist temple.
- 3 El Buen Bife, Avda Insurgentes Sur 1248, ☏ . M-Sa 13:00-24:00, Su 13:00-22:00. Steak house founded in 1989.
- 4 Cielito Querido Café, Avda Universidad 1000 (Plaza Universidad), ☏ . It has a Neo-Retro style atmosphere.
- 5 Gino's, Patricio Sanz 634, Local D (corner of Concepción Beistegui), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M 07:00-22:00, Tu-F 07:00-24:00, Sa 08:00-24:00, Su 08:00-22:00. Cozy Italian-style cafeteria, part of a chain.
- Sushi Bar Miyajima (a block from Insurgentes, behind the Congo dance club, Col. Del Valle). M-Th 11:00-23:00, F-Sa 11:00-01:00. Some of the best sushi in the city, relatively low priced. Try the luna maki or the dinamita, a foil-wrapped and baked pile of seafood, cream, and herbs. $M120-300.
- 6 Bellini, Montecito 38, 45th Floor (top of the tower of the World Trade Center), ☏ , , email@example.com. M-Sa 13:00-02:00, Su 09:00-23:00; Su brunch 09:00-14:00. Restaurant full of luxury and good taste.
- 7 Cambalache, Avda Insurgentes Sur 1384 (close to the corner with Felix Cuevas), ☏ . Daily 13:00-01:00. One of the city's absolutely best steaks, go here. Some variant of arrachera is bound to be good, also the salads are great. Extensive bar. M$300-600.
- 8 Restaurante Suntory, C/ Torres Adalid 14 (corner of Magdalena), ☏ . M-Th 13:00-23:00, F Sa 13:00-23:30, Su 13:00-21:00. Mexico's best Japanese restaurant. Enjoy its gardens.
- 9 La Rural Argentina, Avda Insurgentes Sur 803 (corner with C/ Georgia), ☏ . Daily 13:00-01:00. Rivaling El Cambalache both in quality and price, but with somewhat more swanky service (having three or four waiters at your table is not uncommon). Try the arrachera, and the inflated potatoes. M$300-600.
Sky Bar Mexco City, Dakota in "World Trade Center Mexico"
There are no hotels in the neighborhood, but close are - Fiesta Inn Insurgentes - City Express Insurgentes - Crowne Plaza Mexico City