Friday, June 27, 2008


For those of us who love poking around the city and finding an open door to one of the many hidden worlds found all over town, there is a real gem at the Casa Universitaria del Libro in Colonia Roma. The house, built in the 1920's, was a private mansion of a wealthy couple, later the Embassy of Brasil, the Centro Asturiano, and how is part of the UNAM, whose guardianship of old buildings in Mexico City continues to expand. The lovingly restored interior is one of the finest you will find in Roma--a brief glimpse of the glamorous life of yesteryear.

Classes, expositions, and other book-related events take place here. The address is Orizaba 124, at the corner of Puebla.

For more information, click this link.

1 comment:

Cristina Alvarado said...

I was born in colonia Roma. The earthquake pushed my family to the south. I still miss my old barrio. I'm really glad someone write something in english about it, so more people get to know a little bit about it.
Now, I'm a traveller my self. And i spend some time at the SF Bay Area. Some times, I walk arround and I feel back home in Roma. Something in the easy goin' mood of Frisco reminds me of my beloved Old Roma.
Nice blog, carnal.

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