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“An oasis in the middle of Mexico City”
Review of Coyoacan

Coyoacan
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Mexico City Bike Tour: Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum
Ranked #4 of 535 things to do in Mexico City
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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.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Beautiful residential and some commercial area. The church is gorgeous and the plazas in front of the church as well as on the side are very warm and welcome. We had some ice cream that was delicious and my husband got the best shoe shine he has had in a while

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I totally enjoyed the opportunity to visit Coyoacan, especially the visit to Frida Kahlo's house and museum. But the atmosphere in the town centre was also fun. The Kahlo Museum is outstanding and gives a very good idea of her life and times. The shop is poorly conceived - very little to do with Kahlo and Rivera and not particularly good quality. The shop at the Anthropology Museum is much better.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you have seen the movie on Frida Kahlo, then you have to see her exquisite blue house where she was born, lived, and died. It's full of art and memories. Coyoacan is a lovely small village, which is a step back in time in the midst of Mexico City. Browse the handicraft shops fronting the plaza, enjoy the best coffee in the city while taking in the multicolored buildings. Allow at least a half day.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

This was my 3rd visit to Coyoacan ... it is a wonderful neighbourhood, with several key attractions; the Casa Azul (the Frida Kahlo - Diego Rivera house, now a museum), and the Trotsky museum (which is worth a visit regardess of your politics). Also, the newer Diego Rivera museum which has an extensive collection of Mexican artifacts. The square around the church is also worth a visit; a very relaxing place. Unfortunately, there aren't many hotels in Coyoacan, but it is easy to get to by metro (and I've never had any problems on the Mexico City subway).

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of the most interesting areas even though it is tourist oriented. In all of the city, this is where you will see the most tourists that are not Mexicanos. For exemple, in the Zocalo, you will see a lot of Mexicans. Less in Coyoacan. The Jardin Centenario park is very nice. It is in front of the San Juan Bautista church which is an old church and a must if you are interested in church architecture. This is also the colonia where the Frieda Kahlo museum is also that of her lover, Leon Trotsky.There is a “train” ride starting in front of the church (Calle Felipe Carillo) which shows the sights to see in Coyoacan. A little uncomfortable but most interesting. This is a covered “train” so pictures are difficult to take if you are on the wrong side when passing a place of interest.
Around the park are restaurants and boutiques. There are also 2 artesianas mercados that are interesting. One is to the right of the church (facing the church) near the restaurant La Fondue (19°20'55.16"N; 99° 9'46.26"O). The other is on the west path around the Jardin Centenario near Centenario calle. (19°20'56.54"N; 99° 9'50.91"O )There are many restaurants on both the west and east paths so don’t worry about eating (or drinking for that matter)

Thank Yves D
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