Originally an Aztec marketplace, the Alameda Central has a dark past as the former site of executions during the Spanish Inquisition. Today, this pleasant green space is Mexico City's largest central park and a popular gathering point for office workers, food vendors, shoppers and hawkers plying their wares to passersby. Crowds swell each Sunday when families descend in droves for picnics and open-air concerts. Nearby, a huge mural painted in 1947 depicts the park in summer at the Museo Mural Diego Rivera, where the artist's Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda (Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park) takes pride of place.
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Plaza de la Solidaridad Juárez Centro, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico