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Mexico City’s urban redevelopment jewel is this shining neighborhood on the southwest side that was once considered a dump.

Look for some of Mexico City’s most impressive modern architecture in the neighborhood of Santa Fé in the outskirts of the city. The beautiful and modern buildings are particularly impressive, knowing that the area was often used as a dumping ground until recent years.

During the 1990s, city planners began efforts to create commercial and residential areas in Santa Fé that were especially designed to work with the area’s difficult geologic and environmental constraints. See some of these structures along the stretch between Santa Fé’s historical center and central commercial district. Tour the Universidad Iberoamericana’s campus in this area and attend a cultural event in one of its venues. Visit the area’s Centro Comercial Santa Fé shopping mall, one of the largest in the area.

One example of unique neighborhood architecture is Garden Santa Fe, a large center which includes American-style mall stores and excellent Mexican food. Its singularity lies in its location, fully underground. Marvel at the unique central gardens that use tall glass enclosures to bring light from aboveground into the several layers of shopping below ground. Enter at street level and take escalators and elevators to lower levels for shopping, dining and even bowling. Check the mall’s schedule to see what special events are planned during your stay. Take advantage of the seasonal ice skating rink.

The Ministry of Defense has a vast military complex to the northwest of the neighborhood of Santa Fé. Near here, look for shiny and tall international hotels and corporate headquarters interspersed with residential high-rises. Undeveloped parkland also lies along this stretch. Visit the Parque Ecologico Jalalpa for open grassy areas, kids’ playgrounds and a small aquatic park. More public space development is in the planning stages.

Santa Fé is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Mexico City’s historic center. This trip may take an hour by car and even longer by bus; no train currently serves the area. See planned urban development in progress with a visit to Santa Fé.


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Camino Real Santa Fe
4 out of 5
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The price is NT$1,336 per night from Apr 3 to Apr 4

Located in Santa Fe, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Parque La Mexicana, and Centro Santa Fe. Tecnologico de Monterrey - Santa ...

4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

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Reviewed on 2021/2/22

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AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz No 130 Colonia Santa, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,442 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Santa Fe, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Expo Santa Fe Mexico and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapultepec Park and French Embassy. Parque Zoologico ...

4.4/5Excellent! (346 reviews)
Excellent Service!

"The view from our room was beautiful! The service was excellent! We only had breakfast at the hotel, it was always very good and our waiter Santos almost guessed what we wanted to eat. I highly recommend their chilaquiles and the fruit plate with green juice! We will go back for sure, Maria D."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/5

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The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City
The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City
4.5 out of 5
Javier Barros Sierra 540, Lomas Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$2,319 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

Located in Santa Fe, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Expo Santa Fe Mexico and Ciudad de los Ninos. Centro Santa Fe is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (469 reviews)

"Fast check in process. Few guests in the hotel during my stat."…"

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4.5 out of 5
Ave Sante Fe 160 Col Santa F, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,032 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

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Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
4 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz # 60, Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,307 per night from Mar 27 to Mar 28

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Intercontinental Presidente Santa Fe Mexico
Intercontinental Presidente Santa Fe Mexico
4 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz 97, Ave Real, Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,129 per night from Apr 2 to Apr 3

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