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ExFabrica de Harinas

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Ex Fabrica de Harinas
Photo: copyright 2022 Carlos Torres, used with permission.

The ExFabrica de Harinas is a vibrant reclaimed industrial site on the edges of both historic Tacuba and the giant Parque Bicentenario. It’s probably technically a little shopping mall. But dressed up as it is, it’s a major graffiti and street art exhibition space, selfie-indulgence spot, and influencer magnet. The ExFabrica also hosts a rather secretive rock-club, and a video games museum. There’s a good smattering of independent shops, a café, and a pizzeria.

The fact that it’s all housed in a giant and luxuriously gnarly former grain warehouse, with attendant looming silos, just makes it that much more interesting. Roughly a ten-minute walk from Metro Tacuba, don’t get scared off by the fact that much of that walk is beneath Tacuba’s infamous west-side highway overpasses. There are a lot of them too. Imagine snaking railroads through here too. It’s a little easier from, and closer to, Metro Refinería.  But don’t skip out at seeing a little more of Tacuba. It’s classic old-school.

The ExFabrica, literally just “ex-factory,” is bright spot in a corner of the city that just eked through the end of the 20th century. Today, the whole area is on the re-bound. And while the complex is still just getting on its feet, its worth a visit for pure spirit and seemingly endless selfie-backgrounds.

How to get here
  • Primavera 106, Col. Ángel Zimbrón, Miguel Hidalgo, 02099 CDMX

Nearby

Mercado Gascasónica

Nearest at 0.38 kms.

San Diego Ocoyoacac

Nearest at 0.39 kms.

Metro Refinería

Nearest at 0.57 kms.

Metro Tacuba

Nearest at 0.64 kms.

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