In and Around Coyoacan

coyotes of coyoacan

Another visit to Coyoacan

coyoacan gardensIt’s been a while since I’ve been in Mexico City and I had to make a stop at one of my favorite places, Coyoacan.  For those who haven’t been, it’s a beautiful colonial square in the heart of Mexico City.  It’s shady streets, parks and colonial architecture make it a pleasant place for a walk or just to sit on a park bench.

The central square of Coyoacan is a really special place.  It’s filled with fountains, cafes and performers.  If there was such a thing as a Mexican hippie revival, this is the place.  There’s also a vibrant artists quarter where you can purchase many local handmade crafts and works of art.  This is not the typical tourist “craft center” these are real artists selling their works.

cafe el jarocho en coyoacanThings to do in Coyoacan

  • Visit a cafe
  • Visit  Parroquia de San Juán Bautista (the church in the central square)
  • Visit the musem of Frida Kahlo
  • Vist the musem of Leon Trotsky (for those history buff’s he was Lenin’s right hand man in the Communist Revolution and a key rival of Joesph Stalin.  Stalin had him killed right here in Coyoacan)
  •  Ride the tour bus – for a small fee you can ride a street car like bus all around coyoacan
  • Don’t miss the “Coyotes of Coyoacan” , the fountain in the central square.
  • Stop at the Artists Center
  • Have a coffee at Cafe El Jarocho (it’s famous in Mexico)

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