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“Peaceful retreat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coyoacan

Coyoacan
Av. Coyoacan No. 2000, Mexico City, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 401 things to do in Mexico City
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Coyoacan, a former village and now one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City, is a historic center. It is a popular place to visit, especially on weekends, because many of the original layouts, plazas and narrow streets have been preserved and date from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.
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“Peaceful retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What a gem of place! great little barrio to get away from the hustle & bustle of the center. Mind you, make sure to get there early before the crowds. Beautiful basilica and a cute market to stroll by. Spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and cafes

Visited March 2014
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“A respite from the craziness of el centro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is my favorite area in Mexico City, and on my next visit I will spend at least a couple of nights here. Coyoacan is a lot less commercial and Americanized than central Mexico city. The center of Coyoacan is a bit of a long walk from the metro station, but it is one of the most pleasant walks in the city. The market is nice, the people are friendly, and on weekends there is so much life without feeling like it's drowning you. You can get lost in the tree-lined streets and alleyways and discover quaint churches and little plazas. This is a great place for street food, artesanal sweets, and getting a coffee at Café el Jarocho.

Visited March 2014
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“Vibrant, fun area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Saturday afternoon in Coyoacan was busy and exciting - an old historic area with interesting buildings and lots of activity

Visited March 2014
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“My favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Of all the places I have been in Mexico City, this is by far my favorite. It's beautiful, has a wonderful market, great restaurants, cool vibe! We were there when they were having a festival showing crafts from many states in Mexico and I loved that. I've been all over the city but somehow I had missed this. As an American female, traveling with a college age daughter, I felt so safe, and she loved all the college kids that were hanging out. The cobblestone streets have a great feel, the plaza is awesome. I think I loved this area the most because it feels like Mexico but all my unfounded American fears are put to rest! :)

Visited March 2014
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“Fast and Furious re-visted”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I heard so much about Coyoacan. Lots of street vendors and the place is busy at night. Lots of churro stands and corn stands. Personally, it looked dirty. But what through me way off, as all the kids with their hoods up pretending to be in the Fast and Furious movies. Never really felt safe in this area. Lots of kids unattended roaming around (where were their parents). WEnt to this lounge that served beer in huge beer bongs, never saw the bartender washing before re-filling. I would skip this area and go to Condessa or the museums there.

Visited December 2013
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