Coyoacan is a nice area of the city, it's a very live place. If you are looking for something traditional of Mexico joined with something live and modern - this is the place.
Coyoacan is a place where you can walk and see the traditional construcctions in old times, also you can visit the "Frida Kalo Museum" or "Leon Troski Museum - house"
Also you can walk around and you will find many places where you can hava a drink, lunch or waht you want.
Many people is selling stuffs - curiosities most of them are handcrafts.
Coyoacan is an ideal place to spend the weekend with the family, friends or sweetheart... just walking, listening to the music played at different spots, watching the street performers and the stuff being sold all over the place, having a coffee or ice cream, makes for a relaxing yet fun time with the people you like to hang out with!
Here I am with my good friend Veronica during one of our MANY visits to Coyoacan, where we used to spend the entire day! The picture might give you an idea of what the square looks like during the daytime.
Coyoacán is one of the 16 delegationes (or areas) into which Mexico's Federal District is divided. Coyoacán also is used to refer to the neighborhood at the heart of the area. The name Coyoacán comes from Nahuatl Coyohuacan, meaning "place where they have coyotes".
with a lively bohemian and artistic culture as well as bookstores, cafés, and clubs.
It was home to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and also to Leon Trotsky, and the houses they lived in are now both museums. Hernan Cortes made his residence there.
Jardín Centenario is one of the two busy squares in Coyoacán where, on weekends, there's a street market where handicraft and local stuff are sold. At the centre of this square, there's the fountain depicting the drinking coyotes that gave the town its name.
Here you will also find the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista, the parish church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It's beautiful and well-worth a visit.
About six blocks north of Plaza Hidalgo, you can visit the Museo Frida Kahlo (Frida Kahlo Museum), it's also known as Casa Azul (Blue House).
A few streets away from Museo Frida Kahlo is the Museo León Trotsky (León Trotsky Museum). After Stalin rise to power in the Soviet Union, in 1929, Trotsky was expelled from the country.
Due to the support of Diego Rivera, Trotsky was given refuge by Mexico's President Lázaro Cárdenas. This was Trotsky's home from 1939, until his death at the hands of one of Stalin's assassins in 1940.
The Ex-Convento de Churubusco is just over 1 km east of the Museo León Trotsky.
A 17th-century former monastery, it is of historic importance as the site of one of Mexico's heroic military defeats.
In Coyacán you should visit Plaza Coyoacán Shopping Centre, the Olimpic Pool an Gym (1968) and an excellent park for trainners (Viveros de Coyoacán), Cineteca Nacional, Centro Nacional de las Artes (National Arts Centre), Museo de Culturas Populares (Folk Art Museum)...
Coyoacán is a romantic place for young couples in love.
Stroll the cobblestone streets, take your time on every one of the market stands that interest you and bargain for what you want to buy.
There are also artists painting everyday scenes of Coyoacán, still life, portraits, cartoons and other themes; street musicians playing, mimes and many people enjoying these cultural activities while other just dance 'danzón' at the kiosque.
Note a beggar, elder or child, asking for coins next to bookstores and restaurants, where people and high class intellectuals discuss and exchange ideas and opinions about literature, art, music and politics.
Well, it is a typical place where you can find and enjoy the essence of Mexico City.
A place to relax yourself and have a good day.
100 years ago, Coyoacan was a little town 10 km south of the city, but the huge development of Mexico city took over and place it now in the southern part of the city. A village inside the biggest city of the world is just incredible to see. This is were Trotsky finished his life, you can visit his house if you ant to, but there is nothing really particular to see. On the other hand the main place of Coyoacan is fulled of musician and artits on WE which makes it a favorite destination for locals and tourists.
Coyoacan is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Mexico City. VTer Laura_Mexico (Laura) first introduced me to it by giving me a tour on a Saturday afternoon. The weekend is really the best time to visit Coyoacan because there is a great market that takes place in the main square surrounding the Jardin del Centenario a nicely manicured garden. You'll find all kinds of handicrafts and interesting things you'll probably want to buy, so bring some cash. Adjacent to the garden, you'll find Plaza Hidalgo which is also busy with people enjoying the weekend in front of the beautiful Iglesia de San Juan Bautista(pictured here). You have to visit the interior of this church which is really quite impressive. It's also worth strolling down a few blocks to the Capilla de la Concepcion, a tiny chapel where, on the night that we visited, a Quince Anos celebration was taking place.
I also visited again with my friend Adriana a couple nights later. The area has a very different feel at night with lots of cool looking restaurants in beautiful old Colonial style homes. We had a few drinks at El Hijo de Cuervo which is one of the more popular bars in Coyoacan.
Coyoacan is also home to the Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky museums and many great little shops and restaurants.
Although I had visited Mexico City twice before, I had never visited Coyoacan. On my most recent visit I decided to spend part of a day exploring this little neighbourhood. Some of Coyoacan's history was already known to me: I knew Frida Kahlo had lived and worked in her Blue House, and that she had played host to Leon Trotsky. However, I didn't know much about the area's earlier history: Cortes himself lived in the Coyoacan area while he destroyed the Aztec empire, and they later made it the first capital city of New Spain.
I visited Coyoacan on a holiday Monday, which meant that I was unable to visit any of the museums (such as Frida's Casa Azul or the Trotsky Museum). Instead, I spent the day wandering around the zocalo, looking into the numerous little churches, checking out market stalls along the street and exploring colorful residential streets.
Coyoacan has a huge shopping area where you can buy many different types of souvenirs and handmade crafts and paintings. I love it here. It's like a little hippie town where almost every vendor has incense, pachouli, and something made from hemp. Throughout the day, there are shows put on, that's what this is a picture of. There are also lots of cafes and restaurants.
Coyoacan is also where Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived. You can visit the Frida Kahlo museum and take a walk through her house and garden. Tickets are only about $3.00 per person. No cameras are allowed though, until you walk through the entire house. You can only take pictures of the garden.
I wish I had more pictures, but this is defintely a place you must visit.
Visit the beautiful area of Coyoacan. Sample the bars, restaurants and don't miss the wonderful home-turned-museum of famous artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
This is an old part of Mexico City, enjoying a resurgance. It is full of galleries, new age stores, trendy bars and delicious restaurants. It has the feel of a village, despite being in the largest city in the world.
This was one of my favorite places in Mexico. There are nice markets on the weekends where they sell handcrafts and food. It's very nice to walk around there to look at things and to listen to the music, which some of the people play.
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