Let's take a walk in Coyoacán.

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Coyoacán means ‘the place of coyotes,’ in Nahuatle, and it's one of the must see places when you're visiting Mexico City.   Formerly a rural village, over the years Coyoacán has become a place full of art and history in Mexico’s capital. Explore the typically Mexican neighborhood with its many museums, cafés, bookstores and markets and it´s only a uber ride away from La Palomilla

Here are some that you cannot miss.


Coyoacán Market

In  the Mercado de Coyoacán you can get a feel for a typical Mexican market. This is a place at which you can find anything and everything that you may need, from groceries to artisan items. Particularly good for local handicrafts, the Mercado de Coyoacán is the perfect spot at which to hunt round for souvenirs at great prices. Apart from shopping, this site also makes a good place to grab a bite to eat during your sightseeing adventures.

Mercado de Coyoacán, Ignacio Allende S/N, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

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Museo de Frida Kahlo

In La Palomilla we love Frida Kahlo and Coyoacán is where Frida Kahlo spent most of her life, having lived in the same house until her death. This 1950’s house is known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House) and was donated by Kahlo's husband, Diego Rivera, with the intention of making it a museum in her honor, the Museum of Frida Kahlo. Come and celebrate the life and history of the Mexican artist.

Frida Kahlo Museum, Del Carmen, Mexico City, Mexico

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Viveros de Coyoacan

This park is Coyoacán’s breathing space for it is an oasis of greenery and fresh air. Joggers, martial artists, and families tend to visit, as its open space offers excellent spots to gather or practice a sport. There is a diverse plantation of flora at Vivero Coyoacán, including tropical plants and different types of cacti.

Vivero Coyoacán, Del Carmen, Mexico City, Mexico

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Jardín Hidalgo

Located in the center of Coyoacán, this garden is one of the most visited places by Mexicans and foreigners. It's great cultural diversity makes it an ideal place to walk and take a break from the busy life of the CDMX. In the middle of the garden stands the Fountain of the Coyotes, one of the most iconic fountains in the city.

It has a French-style kiosk, which was donated in 1900 by Porfirio Díaz to commemorate the centennial of the Independence of Mexico. Something that characterizes it is its dome with stained glass and pieces of iron removable, a feature that makes it an architectural piece that you must visit.

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The neighborhood of Coyoacán is a place that encourages you to enjoy an atypical weekend. You can walk the site, although there are some tours around, such as the trolley car that runs through the streets near the area.

No matter which day you visit Coyoacán, all week long you can enjoy the cultural activities and visit the historic and traditional venues offered. Make your stay at la Palomilla an amazing trip.

Claudia López