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The cultural, political, and historical center of the city, it is also known as the Plaza de la Constitución. It was called Zócalo after only the plinth (zócalo) was laid of an independence monument commissioned by President Santa Anna in 1843, but never completed (see p67). Alameda Central & Parque This is the city’s oldest park with elegant fountains and shady paths. It was once reserved for the exclusive use of the aristocracy. That practice ended after the War of Mexican Independence in 1821 (see p68).
There is also a greenhouse in the garden (see p45). Mexico ex co C City’s ty s Top op 10 0 vent of the church of San Juan Bautista is today a lovely town park in Coyoacán. In the center of the park stands the Fountain of Coyoacán with sculptures of two coyotes. d Centenario and Felipe Top 10 Courtyards and Small Gardens Commemorates the people who lost their lives in the devastating 1985 earthquake. d Zarco y Hidalgo of Palacio de ^ Gardens Bellas Artes These ﬂower gardens are ideal to enjoy the surrounding beauty (see pp20–21).
Top 10 Features 1 Palacio de Comunicaciones 2 The Virgin of the Apocalypse (1760) 3 El Caballito (1803) 4 The Torture of Cuauhtémoc (1893) 5 The Valley of Mexico from the Santa Isabel Mountain Range (1875) 6 Malgré Tout (1898) 7 Apotheosis of Peace (1903) 8 The Offering (1913) 9 The Cloud (1931) 0 The Hot-Air Balloon (1930) Caballito (1803) £ ElEl Caballito or “The Little Horse,” (above) Manuel Tolsá’s famous statue, is of King Carlos IV of Spain, dressed in Roman clothing astride his horse. Palacio de Comunicaciones Built in an eclectic style the interior of this imposing palacio has a soaring stairr case decorated with intricate wrought iron work.