Has been published Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

From all the things there is to do in Mexico City, finding a quiet place to read is a little more complicated. Here we have a list of some of the best places to enjoy a good book and a quiet reading.


Librería Rosario Castellanos

An urban space to sit and flip through books, or just sit in the cafeteria and enjoy your recent purchase. The bookstore is beautiful; its glass illuminated ceiling is a work of art from the Dutch artist Jan Hendrix, who creates the sensation of being inside the jungle.

The bookstore is part of the Centro Cultural de la Bella Época and Cine Lido.


Jardín Centenario

Located in the heart of Coyoacán, this garden is surrounded by coffee shops, canteens, museums and libraries. This historic place is within two squares, filled with laurels that project the perfect shade for reading. It is a quiet and pleasant space to enjoy your favorite book.


Avenida Mazatlán

One of the most beautiful avenues in La Condesa; its ridge is full of big trees and benches which are perfect for reading. It is an oasis within the chaotic neighborhood.

Enjoy your book or walk around its local art galleries, antique bookstores, and shops.

It is the perfect avenue to spend a few relaxing hours.


Parque España

Unlike Parque México, this park, located in La Condesa´s neighborhood, is much smaller and quieter. It was founded on 1921 in commemoration of the 100 years of the Mexican Independence, and it was remodeled in 2008. Today you can even connect to Wifi.


Jardín del “Edén”

Besides being one of the most recognized universities in Latin America, UNAM campus is one of the biggest and most beautiful in the world.

Just in front of the school of Philosophy you can find Jardín del “Edén”, where students and professors gather to read and talk.


Bosque de Chapultepec

With more than 1,600 hectares, this place is one of the biggest oasis in the city, and one of the best places to relax. You can choose between several areas to read your favorite book; the monument to Niños Héroes, outside Chapultepec’s Castle or the Lake house.