Paseo de la Reforma

Local namePaseo de la Reforma
LocationCuahutémoc, Mexico City

Paseo de la Reforma is a wide avenue that runs diagonally across the heart of Mexico City. It was designed by Ferdinand von Rosenzweig in the 1860s and modeled after the great boulevards of Europe, such as the Ringstraße in Vienna and the Champs-Élysées in Paris. After the French intervention in Mexico overthrew the constitutional President Benito Juárez, the newly crowned Emperor Maximilian made his mark on the conquered city. He commissioned a grand avenue linking the city center with his imperial residence, Chapultepec Castle, which was then on the southwestern edge of town. The project was originally named Paseo de la Emperatriz in honor of Maximilian's consort and second cousin Empress Carlota. After her return to Europe and Maximilian's subsequent execution, the restored Juárez government renamed the Paseo in honor of the Reform War.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paseo_de_la_Reforma

Address 27 Paseo de la Reforma, Ciudad de México 06030, Mexico

Coordinates 19°26'3.998" N -99°9'6.998" E

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