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The Mexican Senate Building was dedicated in 2011. Today it’s a mighty presence at the intersection of Paseo de la Reforma and Insurgentes Norte. That’s arguably the epicenter of modern Mexico City. It’s also the middle of an all but forgotten City of the Future once planned by Mario Pani and that actually moved the giant Monument to Cuauhtémoc directly across from the building.
The Mexican Senate is the upper legislative chamber, sharing that power with the Camera de Diputados who meet at the San Lazáro Legislative Palace. That’s almost a straight line across the city center, 4.16 kms away.
The Senate has had a number of important homes in its history. Senators sat down for the first time in 1825 at the Antiguo Colegio Jesuita de San Pedro y San Pablo. Today, that’s the Museum of the Constitutions. The Senate met there until 1829.
They then took up residence in the royal chapel of the National Palace. They stayed there only until 1931. Perhaps most famously, at least from today’s historical perspective, they then met at the Antigua Casona de Xicontencatl until 2011 when they moved to the present building. You can visit the old Senate building today which still holds the Senate library, and a cultural center about the body’s long history.
The Mexican Senate Building on the corner of Insurgentes and Reforma is perhaps among the most prominent addresses in Mexico City.
The Turibus Historic Center Circuit stops to the west across the Avenida Insurgentes.