Parque Luna: the story of how Mexico’s first amusement park became a taqueria – El Sol de México

In addition to the extinct Chapultepec’s fair, Mexico City has seen the closure of another of the most iconic amusement centers that marked the childhood of several generations, and this is the Luna Park.

This It was the first amusement park in Mexico and opened its doors on December 30, 1906, that is, almost 120 years ago.

He Luna Park It was located on one side of the Paseo de la Reforma, very close to Chapultepec and inside there was a roller coaster, a river of scenes, a castle of illusions, a skating rink, a hippodrome, a dance hall, a photography service, etc.

What happened to Luna Park?

According to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the exact place where the Luna Park It is in the area where the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion is today, very close to the BBVA Tower in Chapultepec.

Near the place where the Luna Park There is also a carnitas place that bears the name of the amusement center that opened during the Porfiriato.

Currently, the taco place receives hundreds of people and on social networks they rate it as one of the best places to eat in the country’s capital.

He Luna Park finally closed and Mexico City did not see another amusement center of the same type until the inauguration in 1964 of the Chapultepec’s fairwhich closed in 2019 due to an accident that claimed the lives of two people.

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