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Bucareli Corridor

The Bucareli Corridor is one of the most famous in Mexico City. Lined with historic buildings, until the Paseo de la Reforma was begun in the 1860s, this was Mexico City's main drag.

The avenue began under the Viceroy Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa (1717–1779). During his reign, between 1771 and his death in 1779, he built the Paseo Nuevo with two rows of trees on each side to shade pedestrians. Its three traffic circles were each outfitted with fountains (two of them by Manuel Tolsá). It remained the most important street until well into the 19th century. It soon came to be known as the Paseo de Bucareli.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the famed naturalist and hydro-enginer, Miguel Ángel de Quevedo completed the beloved Mascota Housing Complex on the west side of the southern section of the street. This was to prove hugely consequential and influential for the rest of the century, and for the many great housing projects to come in that century.

Today people still wander the street, from the great newspaper buildings at the northern end, to the Mercado Juarez at the south.

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