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. A visit to Coyoacan represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mexico City trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A walk through the center of Coyoacan is very nice and entertaining since you find mimes, clowns, ancient churches, plays in small forums and economic, and handicrafts among others after the hike a good quesadilla or a flute or crepes, or a delicious ice cream and do not miss your coffee from the jarocho
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  • October 4, 2017
    The center of Coyoacan visit is like a trip to the past where you find families living together in group. From going to mass, to eat an ice cream or some popcorn, things it has to be removed by modern life.
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  • October 4, 2017
    We were in full celebration of the dead, there were many people on the street and it was all decorated. Beautiful, there is a flea market in the heart of the neighborhood that offers authentic handcrafted treasures by affordable highly recommend visiting it
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