Where to Find the Romance Hidden in Mexico City
5 uber-romantic spots in this incredible city.
Plaza de Danzón
On Saturday afternoons, the beautiful square called ‘Plaza Morelos’ (outside of the Ciudadela market) is filled with couples learning to dance. These famous dancing lessons –a tradition in the area– are offered free of charge, and have led the square to be also known as Plaza de Danzón (Cuban Dance Square). Hundreds of couples gather to dance a seductive Cuban dance called the danzón. The danzón, while no longer popular in Cuba, is danced by people of every age all across Mexico. With men flamboyantly dressed in zoot suits and fedoras and the women in high heels and dresses, it is hard not to get caught up in the romance, even as a spectator. To really experience the magic though, take a danzón lesson during the week, and join as the pachucos and pachucas move to the Cuban rhythms.
When walking to an outdoor movie screening at the gorgeously modern buildings and lush lawn of the Cineteca Nacional, couples are sometimes suggestively asked if they would like one or two mats to place on the grass while watching the film. This should tell you all you need to know about the romantic potential of this Mexico City outing.