8 must see places in Mexico City: 7. Kiosco Morisco

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Kiosco Morisco is a beautiful centerpiece in Mexico City’s Parque Alameda de Santa Maria.

It is designed by a Mexican engineer by the name of José Ramón Ibarrola. The original purpose of the kiosk was to represent Mexico at the New Orlean’s International Exposition from 1884 to 1885 and at Saint Louis, Missouri Fair in 1904. After the expo, the structure was moved to Mexico City where it was rebuilt in the historic center’s Alameda Central in 1906. One of the interesting features of the Kiosco Morisco is that it was made from cast iron pieces that could be taken apart and reassembled.

At first glance, you will notice an Islamic-inspired geometric architecture. After doing some research, I found out that the Kiosko Marisco earned the Mexican Alhambra Palace nickname due to its stylistically incorporated elements that reflect the palace in Granada, Spain. The colors, setting, and details are gorgeous and make a wonderful picture opportunity.

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