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Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo

Museums seem to be one of the best bets for rooftop terraces with great views of their cities. At Mexico City’s Museo del Estanquillo, climbing past the last floor rewards visitors with great open views of the surroundings.

The Museo del Estanquillo (“estanquillo” is a term used to refer to small shops, similar to a sundries store or a modern-day convenience store or bodega) houses the personal collections of well-known writer and Mexico City chronicler Carlos Monsiváis. The Museum was inaugurated in 2006, four years before Monsiváis’s death. Its rooftop terrace now hosts the cafeteria as well as an additional small gift shop and occasional events. While there a few views similar to what this terrace offers, El Estanquillo’s stands apart as, unlike terraces along Madero Street that belong to bars and restaurants, it is free of charge.



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