Museo del Instituto de Geología de la UNAM
A museum with the charm of times past. The original cabinets exhibit collections of minerals fossils and even meteroites, specimens of fauna and flora of the various regions and, last but not least, a series of landscape paintings by José María Velasco. In the main room the impressive skeleton of a…
A beautiful house built in the 19th century keeps the geological collection in a 19th century setting. Awesome!
Mammoth and dinosaurs fossils and rare Jose María Velasco paintings as well. Beautiful building and 19 century museography.
Point of Interest
“The gallery theater has mainly mounted works of Mexican playwrights such as Hugo Argüelles, Emilio Carballido, Alejandro Licona and, of course, Sergio Magaña. ”
“Santa Maria la Ribera is still a very authentic and charming neighborhood that is slowly starting to gentrify. On the weekends old couples meet to dance to old tunes, and young people bring their boom blasters to practice modern dance. There are cafés and restaurants along the square, for example a restaurant specializing in the Yucatan cuisine, and yet another one with Russian dishes. ”
“very tipical and afordable food, restaurant is located in a nice antique house”
“It is one of the most traditional canteens, not only in Santa María la Ribera, but also in the city. The waiters are those gentlemen who have been working in this place for years, so they know and consent to the usual clientele and for first-timers, they will ensure that their glass is never empty. The food deserves special mention: it's delicious! Whether you order a shrimp broth, some carnitas or appetizers, everything has a very good flavor. ”
“Sin duda una de las plazas mas completas de la ciudad de México, maneja cualquier tipo de nivel socioeconómico además de contar con cines y pista de hielo.”