On a serene afternoon, we set out to explore the lush green spaces of Roma Norte, one of Mexico City’s more charming neighborhoods.
We meandered through Parque México’s winding paths, we were surrounded by an oasis of towering trees and vibrant flower beds. The park’s ambiance was lively yet peaceful, with the barks of dogs playing, a common sight here.
Next, we ventured to Plaza Río de Janeiro, a smaller but equally enchanting park. This statue, a replica of Michelangelo’s David, stands tall and unclothed. In the past, the statue was once covered to hide its nakedness, much to the chagrin of art enthusiasts and advocates of creative freedom.
However, the tides turned during a significant event in the city’s history – the Olympics. For this international showcase, the coverings were removed, presenting the statue in its original form to the world.
Our walk through these parks in Roma Norte was a delightful experience, showcasing the area’s ability to offer serene retreats from the urban hustle. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, a stroll through these parks is a must-do for a peaceful escape in Mexico City.