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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This neighborhood is known for its narrow cobblestone streets and is an...
This neighborhood is known for its narrow cobblestone streets and is an oasis in otherwise bustling Mexico City.
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Coyoacán and San Angel Tour including the Frida Kahlo Museum

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Saturday Art Market--a Must Do

San Angel is a lovely colonial "suburb" of Mexico City housing many lovely old buildings and an historic church. Near the plaza are many shops displaying local and regional art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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214 reviews 214 reviews
38 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

San Angel is a lovely colonial "suburb" of Mexico City housing many lovely old buildings and an historic church. Near the plaza are many shops displaying local and regional art and crafts. And along the plaza's edge are many cafes where one can sit and watch the world go by. On Saturdays the plaza fills with local artists displaying their... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place was one of my highlights in Mexico City. We visited on a Saturday when the artists display their wares in the park. Surrounding the park are arcades and indoor art markets that are just as good. We had lunch in Saks which was sensational and incredible value for money. The place is absolutely abuzz with acitivy, vibrant colours... More 

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Memphis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Make sure to visit this city for a quick and enjoyable side day trip. There are several art museums, memorable restaurants, and architecture that will certainly impress. Visiting this town was one of the highlights of our vacation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Quaint square but when we went it was filled with a lot of men laying around filling all the benches and on the floor which made it feel a bit uncomfortable. There were no other tourists so we felt a little out of place. Wear comfortable shoes as the cobblestone streets and pavements are in terrible condition.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you plan to visit Mexico City, then you have absolutely to go to San Angel at Plaza San Jacinto and visit the Saturday Bazar.. it's so fun and full of traditions and colors. It is literarely a little tiny elegant pueblo inside an elegant colonial town. You will love it.

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Banning, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This suburb neighborhood is upscale and has a University feel. Would see is with Coyoacan. Try to see the Church of the Carmelites.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The market was a bit of a mess. Roads all clogged up by cars and people everywhere. Shops nearby are over priced, as with everything else sold in the market.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The atmosphere is great. The cobbled stone streets, art, beautiful church, handicraft market, nice shops make this a great place to visit on a saturday or ing. Also the streets behind the church are nice. You would be walking through an upscale part of Mexico city. It is quiet up there. If you go, try to make it at 10... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was definitely a charming area with art markets, local restaurants, churches, etc... but once you have seen similar cobblestone artists areas such as Montmartre in Paris or old San Juan in Purto Rico, it's hard to find San Angel as nice. The best part was having lunch at the San Angel Inn. A must. Beautiful outdoor restaurant with succulent... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visit this area on a Saturday and enjoy the arts market and great food on offer. Easily reached by taxi if public transport too daunting (180pesos) Though touristy,surprisingly much better prices for handicrafts than other areas of Mexico City.San Angel has a real bohemian feel and the cobblestone streets and fabulous colonial architecture transport you to another era-hard to believe... More 

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