Coyoacan
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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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Neighborhood: 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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George B
Puerto Rico1,010 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Quaint area within Mexico City, lots of art, history, shopping, places to eat, drink and relax in a different atmosphere. I recommend you take the trolley tour ~ 60 pesos per person, takes around 30-40 minutes but gives you an historical and cultural overview of area of Coyoacan. Go to the Coyoacan market and explore it. Eat tacos at Manolo on the corner, take a stroll to Frida Khalo blue house museum ( Recommend to buy the tickets on internet and avoid the long line). Recommended
Written February 16, 2020
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MamaChancha
Blue Ash, OH19 contributions
Dec 2022
Coyoacán is a suburb of CDMX well worth staying at since it is a quiet, peaceful area, with excellent local artisan and vegetable markets where the prices are reasonable. It also has various cafes and restaurants. The Parque Centenario is a focal point of the town, where people gather in the evening and on weekends for strolls, to watch kids play, and where local vendor sell their wares. Buy yourself an ice cream cone and sit on a park bench to enjoy the slow-paced and relaxed life of a small town.
Written January 16, 2023
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El_abogado2013
Houston, TX13 contributions
Jul 2022
Frida museum is located in Coyoacan. If you are going to the Frida museum you need to purchase the tickets online, The museum itself is very nice, Frida's house is as much of the experience than the paintings, and provides a sense of tranquility, overall the museum was very pleasant.

As for Coyoacan, make sure to go on the weekend. The plaza is what you would imagine a Mexican plaza to be. There are plenty of very nice restaurants around the plaza, on the weekend they close off the street and have food stalls throughout. The area has more of a festival atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Written July 19, 2022
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seekingwarmerclimes
Anchorage, AK85 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We came here a couple times during our stay in Mexico City and it was easily one of the best neighborhoods we visited. It has a great vibe and feels friendly and safe. Vendors are pretty respectful. The longtime permanent market is great and really made me wish I lived in the area with all the great food offerings, flowers, vegetables, fruits, etc.

We came during the weekend market which was nice. It gets pretty crowded but that’s part of the fun. Lots to see during this time.

Other sights include the Frida Kahlo Museum and Trotsky’s house. Definitely a great neighborhood to visit. I’m not sure I would’ve wanted to stay here since it’s pretty far from most of the other major sites in CDMX, but it might be worth it for the pleasant atmosphere.
Written January 28, 2023
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Trencherman
Leeds, UK556 contributions
Nov 2019
More than 45 years after my first visit to this town I still enjoy coming back and wandering around. There are some amazing food spots and a great market. Visit by taxi is not too expensive from Mexico City compared to taxi travel in many other cities.
Written January 14, 2020
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Christopher F
Mexico City, Mexico27 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Beautiful neighborhood with shaded streets and great eateries. A must see in any trip to Mexico City. Located in Coyoacon are the Frida Kahlo museum along with the Leon Trotsky Museum and the famous Coyoacon Market.
Written July 18, 2022
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vagabondginger
Alicante, Spain1,316 contributions
Feb 2020
Coyoacan means "place of the coyotes" and altho they no longer roam here, plenty of people do. This is quite a Bohemian neighborhood of Mexico City and was also known where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera roamed because this is where they lived, drank tequila, ate & shopped. The coyote fountain is in the center of Hidalgo Square which is surrounded by restaurants, markets, John the Baptist church and it is buzzing with activity. Expect to pay about 200-250 pesos to take a taxi here from the city centre. If you are visiting Casa Azul you may want to hang out here for lunch, but on a Sunday it is extremely busy.
Written March 7, 2020
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Elana_K
Chicago, IL1,002 contributions
Feb 2020
This was our favorite neighborhood in Mexico City! While Roma and Condesa were nice, and definitely more central for sightseeing, they were not nearly as invigorating. We visited Coyoacan on a Sunday and it was festive and vibrant with revelers, dancers, vendors, street performers, etc. At its heart is a perfect little square to sit with some ice cream and do some people watching. Restaurants and cafes also surround the square, in case you want to fill your belly with something a little more substantial. There are two markets in the vicinity (one is a two story craft market, while the other is closer to the Frida Kahlo museum and is more of a general market).

Emanating from the central square is the serene Francisco Sosa Avenue. You can escape the crowds a bit and enjoy a quiet stroll down the tree-lined, flower draped street. The architecture along the way is various and charming.

I wish we could have spent longer in Coyoacan, but we only had a bit over an hour to spare. In that time we were able to visit the central church, San Juan Batista, watch some dancers, sit in the square, walk down Francisco Sosa, and stop into the artisan market. We drove into town and were dropped off there by our hired driver. I understand the nearest train station is about a 20 minute walk away, and parking a car probably would have been rough on such a busy day, so this simplified things a lot.
Written February 27, 2020
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CAROLYN H
Orlando, FL21 contributions
Oct 2022
We did a four hour bike tour through the streets here. We stopped at some of the small parks and a couple of the churches. The oldest continuously active church in Mexico City is at one of these parks. "The Conchita" de Coyoacan supposedly sits over an ancient Pre-Spanish burial place. It also shows how the Spanish Catholic clergy used symbols of the natives on the front of the church to incorporate the new religion with the old. You will also see images of the Virgin de Guadaluope all over. The houses are quaint and many are said to be from the late 1600's.
Very enjoyable way to see a lot of this area.
Written October 10, 2022
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Rubybirkenhead
Birkenhead, UK701 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We wandered around the main square on a Sunday after visiting the Kahlo and Trotsky Museums.
It’s very lively, lots of families out buying ice cream, visiting craft markets etc.
Nice colonial streets to mooch through.
A lovely part of the city.
Written February 24, 2020
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