Guide to Mexico City secret spots
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Next Su brought us to País de Volcanes, a 2003 public memorial. Sandwiched in between a pair of Tetris-block towers designed by the architect Ricardo Legorreta (a protégé of Luis Barragán) are more than 1,000 pyramids in a shallow “water mirror” fountain feature surrounding the Templo de Corpus Christi. Made of red concrete, the pyramids are a collaboration between Legorreta and Spanish plastic artist Vicente Rojo; they provide an unexpected moment of reflection in historical downtown, proof that art in the city is sometimes easier to stumble upon than seek out.