Over the last month I’ve been moaning that I’ve seen everything that’s to be seen in Mexico City. And over the last month I keep stumbling upon cool new things I’ve never seen before. I should have kept my mouth shut. Not that I really thought I’d seen everything, I ought to add. Just that I revisit places a lot more than I discover them. Which is still true.
Yesterday I found a new museum, and one not far from home either. A war museum. Or more specifically, a museum dedicated to the many invasions Mexico has suffered at the hands of the French, Spanish and more recently the US. With lots of maps on display to show how the borders have changed over time. Mexico isn’t as big today as it once was.
The museum is set in a monastery just a block or two from Metro General Anaya, rather appropriately. I like monasteries in Mexico City. Not from any religious view point. Just because they almost always offer some tranquility and green, leafy spaces away from the constant thrum of people and traffic. Click here to see the photos on Flickr.