Mexico City is one of the top destinations for anyone looking for a city break in the Western Hemisphere. Besides the seemingly endless museums and parks, and the majestic Colonial City Center, it’s the city’s many historic neighborhoods that make Mexico City such a fascinating, multi-faceted, world-class metropolis.
Santa Maria la Ribera is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in the city. It was the first suburb when it was built in the late 1800s, and was home to the first houses and public buildings constructed outside of the Spanish centro historico. Over the years the number of residents ebbed and flowed, and the city proper quickly grow around the neighborhood.