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Mexico City - Touring Coyoacan

Coyoacan, a quaint colonial oasis in the middle of Mexico City is a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.7 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  In the midst of the urban landscape of Mexico City, visitors can find a small, quaint colonial neighborhood called Coyoacan. With its ... more »

Tips:  Plan your trip for Saturday or Sunday when a weekend market will be open.

In the marketplace, definitely keep your belongings secure.... more »

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Points of Interest

Regardless of where life took Frida Kalho, she always returned home to her casona in Coyoacan. Now, Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo Home, is a museum and displays some of her most famous (and favorite) art work along with stories from her life in the place she called home.

A visit enlightens patrons on her hardships, relationships, and joys. It... More

After Frida Kahlo Museum make your way to the heart of Coyoacan. Walk down (or take a short taxi ride, which should cost less than 80 pesos) down Ignacio Allende toward the main plaza.

On weekends you will find the beginning of the market place and weekenders spending time in this part of the park and plaza. Enjoy.

Located in the main square of Coyoacan, this church is said to be one of the prettiest in all of Mexico. It is also one of the oldest catholic churches in the Americas. It is where the original conquistador, Cortes, came to worship.

Admission is free and you can take pictures. Mass is offered on Sunday starting at 6am with a full schedule.

The weather in Mexico City usually feels like spring and that means the gardens are always a great place to spend some time. The Garden (or Jardin) at the heart of Coyoacan, Jardin Cenetario, is well landscaped and often packed with people strolling through in the afternoon.

On the weekends this becomes a market place. Enjoy the shopping for... More

Coyoacan most likely translates to “place of coyotes,” in the native language. This statue is in the center of it all.

Take a few minutes here, relax by the water of the fountain. Do some people watching and then make your way through the market place again.

After a day in Coyoacan, it is time for a proper Mexican meal and Los Dazantes is the place to stop. Some people rate it one of the best restaurants in the city.

Located on the main plaza, the restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine cooked with traditional Mexican ingredients. The restaurant also offers numerous Mescals (distilled agave spirit... More