San Angel

San Angel, Mexico City: Address, Phone Number, San Angel Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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annminky
United States1,459 contributions
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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Suzanne T
Oaxaca, Mexico403 contributions
Jan 2020
I loved my day wandering this neighborhood. It's like the "Carmel" of CDMX with beautifully maintained 200 year old mansions mixed with upscale designer shops and great restaurants. The central park is fun, especially on the weekends as they hold events, live music and you can join in. Combine this with a visit to Diego Rivera's and Frida's studios for an interesting and fun day in CDMX.
Written February 11, 2020
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ScoopTraveler
New York City, NY284 contributions
Jan 2020
Here you might find yourself if you are a fan of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo or the architect Juan O'Gorman who build their house and studios next door to his own. The restaurants are very pricey. The subway is not very convenient from the center. This is Mexican luxury, an ironic neighborhood for Rivera, the critic of Capitalism, but to tell the truth, his lot was once just a tennis court!
Written January 26, 2020
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Dennis S
Las Vegas20 contributions
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, DC3,765 contributions
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, Lithuania2,609 contributions
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
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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Grousedoctor
Plattsburgh, NY574 contributions
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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FoodMonsterTravels
Berlin, Germany291 contributions
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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alexfm
London136 contributions
Dec 2012
San Angel is an old barrio of Mexico City, the area has a convent (del Carmen) and several squares.

The Museo del Carmen is really well kept and if you are not planning on going to Guanajuato, this museum has mummies, better and more dignified displayed.

On the squares on Saturday and Sunday there's an artists and artcrafts market. Really nice atmosphere to walk around. Most of the restaurants on the Plaza San Jacinto are nice, but can be a little on the expensive side.
Written December 7, 2012
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