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Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa © Thelmadatter
Zona Rosa © Thelmadatter

The Zona Rosa (Pink Zone) is Mexico City's major dining, nightlife and shopping district. It is a compact area crammed with bars, shops, boutiques, restaurants and hotels. The district has subtly shifted in its appeal recently. Once a fashionable hub for youth and the upper classes, the Zona Rosa is now also frequented by the city's gay community and tourists. The symbol of Mexico City, a gilded statue of Winged Victory which is the Independence Monument, looms above the district and is one of the city's most photographic features. There is accomodation available in the area, but visitors are advised that it can be noisy at night.

Transport: Line 1 on the metro to Insurgentes Station.