Photo Walk Nº40 – Off the beaten path in the Centro Histórico
Hidden gems, murals and other artwork in the Centro Histórico
On our 40th Photo Walk, we visited some of the less well-known places in the Centro Histórico and saw lots of murals and artwork of different kinds.
This walk started with a look at the vertical garden in the Downtown Hotel and some street art and then we visited a library with spectacular murals by Vlady, the Farmacia de Paris and the Hospital de Jesús, the oldest hospital in the Americas founded by Hernán Cortés in 1524 and still in use today. Here we photographed the mural depicting pre-Hispanic medicine and the encounter between Cortés and the Aztec rule, Moctezuma, at this very spot.
After that, we paid a visit to the Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación to see some of the murals inside. No cameras were allowed in but I have added a few photos of Rafael Cauduro’s heart-wrenching and hyper-realistic mural on the 7 major crimes in Mexico, painted in one of the stairwells. It does not leave you indifferent.
Our last stage of the walk, as part of a personalized add-on, took us in to the Gran Hotel to admire the Tiffany-style dome, the unique Casa de los Azulejos and the sumptuous Palacio de Correos.