Hipódromo

A free-spirited neighborhood with trendsetting tendencies in west Mexico City.

Often confused with neighboring Condesa, Hipódromo differentiates itself as its counterpart’s calmer and funkier younger cousin. Its street art is more likely to grace garage doors than be commissioned, and its yoga studios are more likely to sell bottled water instead of coconut water. Ray-Ban wearing creatives hula-hoop in Hipódromo’s Art Deco plazas, parks, and pedestrian avenues—places that offer perches to casually take it all in, one sight, sound, and color at a time.

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On the Map

Hipódromo is bordered by Escandón, Condesa, Nápoles, Roma Sur, Roma Norte, and Del Valle

Mexico City International Airport: 45 minutes by car or 54 minutes by public transit
Bosque de Chapultepec: 20 minutes by car or 27 minutes by public transit
Zócalo: 30 minutes by car or 40 minutes by public transit
Alameda Central: 20 minutes by car or 34 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Hip Without Pretense In Hipódromo

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Sharing a border with ultra-fashionable Condesa in Mexico City's west, Hipódromo also shares its trendsetting tendencies.

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Despite their mutual fascination with color, creativity, and street art, Hipódromo subtly differs from Condesa in its attitude.

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In Hipódromo, life and art is approached a little more leisurely than it is in Condesa.

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It's a little more free form.

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It's a little less self-conscious.

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In Hipódromo, green islands float between avenues.

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Avenida Amsterdam's inner sidewalks offer respite from traffic on the other side of the trees.

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The neighborhood's energy doesn't abate.

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Hipódromo lets its color do the talking.

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Hear that?

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It's Hipódromo.

A great neighborhood with lots of options for restaurants and bars. It's close enough to public transportation to access other areas of the city."
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Josh

Visited in 2013

Parque México: The Neighborhood's Favorite Space

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Centered in the heart of Hipódromo, Parque México brings the neighborhood together in Mexico City's first modern park.

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The vast green space features multiple outdoor theatres in an Art Deco environment.

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Over the years, it's been plastered, painted, skated, and danced.

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Its winding pathways often lead to circular fountains and elliptical benches.

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They're made to feel organic, just like the park.

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It's just a beautiful neighborhood, full of interesting architecture, trees, little shops, and great places to eat."
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Mercedes

Visited in 2013

Cafe Snacks and Street Food In Hipódromo

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Organic restaurants, vegan cafes, and artful bakeries call Hipódromo home.

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They congregate around Hipódromo's roundabouts and tree-lined streets.

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At night, food trucks offer residents movable feasts.

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Tortas, tacos, and vegetarian cuisines are served through windows and eaten roadside.

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Plenty of shopping, clubs, bars, restaurants and streetfood in the area."
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Tommy

Visited in 2013

Holistic Living In Hipódromo

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Art stores, yoga studios, and design shops increasingly populate Avenida Amsterdam.

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Their minimalistic furniture, textured facades, and clean typefaces reflect one side of the neighborhood's contemporary aesthetic.

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The other side is the DIY side, where rough edges are embraced edges.

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Life on the street (art).

All Dogs Go To Hipódromo

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In Hipódromo, mutts are mobile.

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Hipódromo's open park spaces, like Parque México, and open streetscapes, like those along Avenida Amsterdam, offer room to roam.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Alicia Vera

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Alicia Vera is a photographer based in Mexico City. She studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and eventually moved to DF to rediscover her families' roots. Her past clients include Condé Nast Traveler, 360 Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Eddie Adams XXIII alumni.

Javier Sirvent

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Javier grew up in one of the largest cities in the world. Mexico City born and raised, he now lives in New York where he has been a photographer for 4 years, shooting for editorial clients in both countries. While working as a graphic designer and art director, he realized his passion for photography, and later enrolled in the photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York.