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Coyoacan, Mexico City

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Best described as a small town within a giant city, Coyoacan represents the historical center of one of Mexico City's 16 boroughs. The sprawling city swallowed up this area in the early 20th century, incorporating the surrounding farms and forests into a pleasant urban neighborhood. The district consists of about 30 city blocks, intersected by narrow cobblestoned streets and dotted with small plazas laid out during the colonial period. Home to mostly residential buildings, the neighborhood manages to retain much of its bohemian character and relaxed atmosphere despite its growing popularity with foreign tourists. Don't miss the area's main church, built in the 16th century. Our Mexico City trip itinerary maker makes visiting Coyoacan and other Mexico City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Lovely neighbourhood to walk around, especially after you visit the Frida Kahlo Museum. There are lots of street side vendors selling local handmade crafts which are great for gifts and souvenirs. Als...  more »
  • My daughter and I decided to go to this unique neighborhood and I'm glad we did. A big market, a big square with excellent restaurants. I'd go if you have time.  more »
  • Spectacular colonial architecture with many pedestrian areas, family friendly and full of interesting restaurants. Appropriate for a nice stroll alone or with other people. Frida Kahlo's museum is the...  more »