Plaza de la Conchita
Plaza de la Conchita
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This plaza features an eighteenth century chapel.
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Neighbourhood: Coyoacán
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.

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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The oldest church in Mexico, iglesia De la Conchita Was founded here in 1525. Park is right there and is very nice. A respite from the hustle and bustle. Across the street is the house that Conquistador Hernan Cortes installed his mistress, La Malinche. Present residents are two famous Mexican artists.
Written 15 February 2020
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inog
Tagbilaran City, Philippines340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Hernan Cortes, the Spanish Conquistador, famously conquered the natives of Mexico with a combination military might, assuming the role of their god, supplanting traditional beliefs with Catholicism, and a near extinction level plague of smallpox. All this with relative ease and nominal losses while returning hordes of gold, silver and jewels to Spain.
After taking residence in “New Spain” as governor, he killed his Spanish wife, married his favorite native slave, elevated her to the status of “Dona,” and in 1525 built her this church, Iglesia de la Conchita San Lorenzo La Cebada.
While Cortes’ legacy is now interpreted in a new light, his native wife Dona Marina, or “La Malinche,” is revered. She was a native that bridged worlds, rose to prominence, and gave birth to what many call the first mestizo. (In fact her son was often called and referred to as El Mestizo, The Mixed One.) Many now vilify Cortes, but La Malinche is seen as something else. She is the first queen, the mother of the blended people of the new world and the old world that are now known as Mexican. She is their Diana and their Jackie-O. She is Frida before Frida.
It might be fair to say that this unassuming Church, park, and the house across from the Church where La Malinche lived are the very heart from which modern Mexican identity grew.
Written 11 April 2018
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bryanmantezoni
Houston, TX2,789 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
This place was very clean and it was very relaxing, the little plaza has some street vendors around and it is specially to enjoy in the middle of the morning because it is relaxing and you can see a little locals walking around back-and-forth.
Written 29 December 2017
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ElviraFdeC
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
When coming to coyoacan this place is a must! This is one of the most antique temples in Mexico City and it has been restored after some years in which it was covered and work was done.
Written 17 May 2017
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GVancouver
Vancouver, Canada980 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
An out of the way square a couple of blocks from the heart of Coyoacan. It is worth a stroll to soak up the atmosphere of the square and admire the pretty little Iglesia de la Conchita but don't expect anything dramatic.
Written 28 April 2017
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium840 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Very relaxing square in the Cayoacan district in Mexico City, not THE reason to visit this neighborhood not worth passing by to enrich your visit with a coffee or a drink in a uncrowded spot. The CHurch of 'La Conchita' and the square are considered historical monuments.
Written 22 March 2017
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