San Angel, Mexico City

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Soak up the local culture and the welcoming atmosphere of San Angel, an old colonial neighborhood in the capital. Formerly a village, the district has been incorporated into the city, yet managed to retain its simple, dusty elegance and pokey cobblestone streets. Browse the stores and market stalls selling trinkets, fresh fruit and vegetables, and locally made clothes. A walk along the streets reveals several architectural highlights, including colonial-era churches with Baroque interiors and neoclassical mansions. Arrange to visit San Angel and other attractions in Mexico City using our Mexico City road trip tool .
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  • Not far from the center of Coyoacan, is the legendary neighborhood of San Angel, another reference to visit magical towns within the great CDMX it is...
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  • Loaded with history, this neighborhood has withstood the ravages of time. Former retreat weekend for the wealthy who could afford the luxury of having a country house. El Carmen Museum serves to understand the religious obscurantism of the time and some historical sites that are worth visiting such as the Temple of San Jacinto, the square of the same name and a museum that was all before becoming a museum. Several restaurants of all kinds and quality around. Saturday and Sunday it is very crowded and is difficult to park. During the week it is a delight if not bizarre market of typical stuff. Cute ride.
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  • in this place of 1847 saw General Antonio López de Santa Anna, in that then Supreme general and President of the Mexican Republic towards the top of Padierna during this battle in that lost. They put a plaque in memory of the San Patricio battalion composed of Irish soldiers who defected from United States in favor of Mexico. It is a place of exhibition of original paintings by their authors in the Park, restaurant, steam bath, theatre, close to the Museum of carmen (Church), libraries, and market public.
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Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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