28 May 2018

México 2.0: Strolling in the Parque de la Bombilla in Mexico City

On my second visit to Mexico City, I made it a point to visit neighbourhoods that I haven't checked out in my previous visit. One of these neighbourhoods was San Angel, in the south, so I took the metro and walked, starting from the Parque de la Bombilla.

Parque de la Bombilla is a park that commemorates Álvaro Obregón. He was a general in the Mexican Revolution, and he became the Mexican President from 1820 to 1824. He was assassinated in 1928, while in the cafe called La Bombilla. Nowadays, the cafe is not there anymore, but there is a large monolithic statue in its place.

There are many nationalistic symbols on the monolithic stone, and the reference is lost to me on most of them, unfortunately. In any case, this park is large, wide, and green. It's definitely quite different from the surrounding metropolis. This is also where the people who can exercise actually do so. There are also dogs that are being walked, as well as other leisure activities. The aura of the neighbourhood is absolutely something different here, so I think it is worth checking out if you have the time.


  1. Gotta appreciate the Latin love for these sculptures... it seems that every major park or roundabout has one!

    1. Zhu,

      Yep, there never seems to be an empty one, there's always some stone mound in the middle!