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“Coyoacan Cathedral”
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 530 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 January 8, 2014 via mobile

Went to coyoacan and missed the Frida Khalu and Diego Rivera museums, which are probably the reasons to go. Visited the cathedral, very pretty, but overrated from all i had heard about it. Giving it 2 stars based on cathedral alone.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Cobbled streets, colonial style buildings - plenty of charm. The markets are also great and even though I didn't get a chance looks a great place for a drink/dinner in the evening.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

A visit to Coyoacan is a must if you want to find out more about Mexico City's most interesting and historic residential suburb. Coyoacan was the home on Calle Londres of famous Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera and his even more famous and long-suffering artist wife Frida Kahlo and their friend and Russian revolutionary, Leon Trotsky who Stalin tracked down and had assassinated by an ice pick blow to the head in his home 4 blocks away at Avenida Rio Churubusco. Coyoacan also boasts the home and headquarters of Hernan Cortes near Plaza Hidalgo and the home of his even more despised lover and translator, the indigenous 'La Malinche' at Calle Higuera. Most of the well-trodden tourist trails around this fascinating suburb do not even touch on the extraordinary web of back alleys and side streets with their mix of elegant mansions and modest working class homes which sit cheek by jowl. That's why my friend Margaret and I chose a bike tour of these back streets. Our guide Antonio Suarez (febobalam@gmail.com) provides bike tours for around $30-40 Antonio. He will provide a truly excellent guide through both the better known and lesser known highlights of Coyoacan taking in everything from the main squares, the main avenues like beautiful Avenida Francisco Sosa and the attractions above to the delightful chocolate shop where you can buy exotic sweets. His English is perfect and because he is a lecturer at a local University his presentation is extremely informative and polished. Coyoacan is flat, so there is no effort required in the bike ride. His office is located just off Plaza Hidalgo in a carpark in Calle Higuera opposite the post office. Coyoacan is definitely not to be missed on your visit to Mexico City...and Antonio's bike ride will almost certainly be the highlight.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

This area gave me the first taste of what I was hoping to find in Mexico City-cobblestoned streets, lovely gardens, local markets, and even the unanticipated interest in the Leon Trotsky museum (Friday Kahlo's house had a line a block long!)

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is probably my favorite place to go out and have a couple of beers in Mexico...really nice to walk around and there are many bars all over. It is nice because the buildings in this area are old, therefore the architecture of them all is pretty nice! The Church right there is pretty cool to visit as well!
I have been here many times, and it's a pretty safe area in Mexico City!

2  Thank dannyborja
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