San Angel
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This neighborhood is known for its narrow cobblestone streets and is an oasis in otherwise bustling Mexico City.
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turksandallys
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Fun area to walk around. We visited several indoor and outdoor market stall/vendors. There's the Bazaar which has a lot of beautiful and unique Mexican handicrafts from around the country. There are also at least two parks where artists their works- mostly paintings. It got very crowded quickly so plan accordingly if you want to have a meal. It looked like a lot of restaurants had lines to get in. Also, some of the narrow bazaar areas were way to crowded and felt a little unsafe related to social distancing.
Written July 31, 2022
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annminky
United States1,602 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Ah! San Angel! My tour guide and I came here during Christmas Day. Not a lot of people, so we had the chance to walk the cobble stones street of SA. Cute neighborhood with lots of interesting architecture. We ate at a quaint little restaurant and strolled down the small park looking at different paintings by the locals. A nice little neighborhood to see in Mexico City.
Written January 17, 2022
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EvatheDiva
Chicago, IL86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The affluent suburb of San Angel has streets with beautiful mansions, quaint little parks and fountains and posh restaurants. We traveled there to visit Diego Rivera's Home and Studio built by the great Juan O'Gorman. Adjacent to Rivera's studio is the house built by O'Gorman for his father. Both buildings are architectural landmarks and the first functionalist buildings built in Mexico.
Written August 26, 2022
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Pveyor
New Orleans6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The garden and other outside seating all have beautiful vistas of garden or courtyards. It is extremely popular but we were early for lunch at 1pm and had a handful of staff waiting on us. Our waiter was as helpful as possible, given our pathetic language skills. The result was food as good as it gets in Mexico and, with an extensive menu, there were many attractive options. But, one does go here for the ambiance!
Written November 30, 2022
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Dennis S
Las Vegas23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We stayed in San Angel for six nights. What a wonderful, historic neighborhood. We always felt safe walking around the cobblestone streets - even at nights. I would highly recommend staying in this neighborhood.
Written September 27, 2021
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great restaurants (try the 108 year old San Angel Inn), a very upscale shopping mall (Gucci and all that), a Saturday Market, lots more testy, interesting houses and museums. Even if you don't eat at the San Angel Inn, go to the park in the back. It's beautiful
Written February 16, 2020
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania2,931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Fantastic neighborhood in Mexico City, full of nice historical residential villas, churches, restaurants inside historical Mexican houses. Green. You will be there if you go to Frida Kahlo house. For car lovers, I would recommend to visit an independent dealer Mulsanne!
Written April 30, 2021
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DBA S
United States105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
This was my first trip to Mexico City. My hesitation in coming here before was fueled by every stereotype that Americans, most of whom have never been here, have unfairly placed on this city. But I finally took the leap given my love for history, culture, art and architecture--all of which Mexico City has in spades. As one might anticipate, the city is home to 20 million, and is therefore unfathomably difficult to cover in one trip. I therefore had a guide to help me, and for my first trip, and after some online research, I decided that I wanted to see the neighborhoods of Centro Historico, Polanco, Roma, Condessa, San Angel and Cayoacan. I got to most of them but my favorite was San Angel. A beautiful neighborhood with charming streets and equally charming--some very impressive--homes. Shops and cafes dot the area and I suppose were I to live in MC, and money was not a consideration, this is probably where I would choose to live. It is not close to the city center so you would need a taxi to take you there. And if it is your first trip, a guide to take you down the most interesting streets in the neighborhood would be recommended. I guarantee that for anyone who does this, this whole idea of MC not being an attractive place to visit would disappear instantly.
Written July 13, 2014
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FoodMonsterTravels
Berlin, Germany291 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
San Angel is a very fancy historical neighbourhood with old haciendas and cobbled streets - athmospherewise think e.g. Dahlem in Berlin, but if course uniquely Mexican.

Go on a Saturday because there is an artists‘ market around Plaza San Jacinto which really surprised me because it is huge and real art is sold (like in a gallery) and not just a handicraft market (although handicrafts are sold, too) - if you have just moved to Mexico City and want to buy some pictures or sculptures for your house, this is a great place to start browsing because there is something for every taste and style of art.

A good way to explore the neighbourhood would be starting by visiting Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (30-60 minutes), then strolling down Leandro Valle onwards to General Marcial Lazcano, turning right into Reyna and then left into Gral Aureliano Rivera. You will end up directly at the artists’ market (1km all in all). Have some brunch in one of the many restaurants here, browse the market and end your trip at the statue at Jardin de la Bonbilla. All in all, this is an enjoyable halfday trip.
Written March 31, 2018
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Grousedoctor
Plattsburgh, NY574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Solo
I followed a walk today recommended by my Lonely Planet Mexico City Guide. What a great way to spend a Saturday! I started my walk at La Bombilla Metrobus stop and headed toward La Plaza del Carmen. This square was the first of three to be filled by artists selling paintings, prints, photo, and drawings. Strolling through each plaza offered the opposite experience one finds in the zocalo on a crowded weekend. Numerous eateries line the plazas so nourishment al gusto isn't hard to find. A particularly pleasant break along the way is the San Jacinto Monestry. The gardens offer a stop away from the relatively active plazas. If you're lucky, you might even catch a wedding as I did today. It's a real treat to walk the old cobblestones as you meander through San Angel. There are wonderful doors and windows displaying geraniums on the narrow streets of this neighborhood. I particularly liked Calle La Cita where you can see the outside ornamentation at the Casa de Los Delfines. At the end of this walk, I ended up at the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. What a charming spot this is, but I will describe my visit there in another post. I walked back down Altavista so as to get a glimpse of the San Angel Mercado de Flores. More beautiful flower arrangements you won't find anywhere else. A complete circle brought me back to the Metrobus station where I started. If one didn't linger, you could do the walk in 1 1/2 hours. I dallied, so it took me 3 hours. To see more about my walks through the city, check out my DF travel blog at http://searchingfordiego.blogspot.com.
Written March 24, 2012
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