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Parque Lúdico Macondo, Tlalpan

The Parque Lúdico Macondo opened in 2015 to honor the author Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014). His 1967 novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is set in the fictional town of Macondo in Colombia.

The Colombian author wrote the book in his home in the Colonia Lomas de San Ángel Inn between 1965 and 1967. The home where García Márquez later lived is today a cultural and literary center.

The Colombian Ambassador to Mexico helped to dedicate the park in the year after the author’s death. A permanent installation is the two-part sculpture Sirena Habitada by artist Jorge Tenamachi. It’s actually outside the park fence on the northeast corner on the side of the Camino Santa Teresa.

Inside the park, a small cultural center is bedecked with porcelain painted works by Pilar Figueroa. These represent passages from One Hundred Years of Solitude.

A 2020 renewal of the Parque Lúdico Macondo included the planting of some 47 new trees. Today the park is an essential part of daily life in the Fuentes de Pedregal neighborhood. It’s sits caddy-corner from the Parque de los Ilusos and provides space especially for younger people and families.

Hours: Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Weekends, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jonas Lopez, Reforma, 2015, Comienza historia de Parque Macondo, Redacción El Universal,  29/12/2015; Parque Macondo, nuevo espacio cultural de Tlalpan

How to get here
  • Camino Sta. Teresa, Col. Fuentes del Pedregal, Alc. Tlalpan, 14140 CDMX


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