Condesa "Countess in Spanish" is one of the neighborhoods of greater tradition and beauty in Mexico City. Its name comes from Doña Magdalena Dávalos de Bracamontes y Orozco, Countess of Miravalle, who, in the 18th century, owned a property that extended throughout the area that today is the exclusive neighborhood of La Condesa.
Through architecture and atmosphere, Condesa is one of the best examples of the Art Decó style, that gives a touch of elegance that no other district in the city can offer.
Today, Condesa is popular area to walk and cycle, filled by those who take advantage of the parks full of jacaranda trees and an abundance of other plants. It is a lively and hip area, buzzing with activity, offering world-class cafes and restaurants, as well as boutiques, art galleries, bars, nightclubs and many other attractions.
In the last few years, the Mexican government has undertaken renovations and improvements of the parks and avenues in Condesa and Roma Norte, greatly enhancing the area.