Miramón, Gálvez y Madero
01910 Mexico City, Mexico
San Angel / Altavista
tel: +52 55 533 4700 (Tourist Information)
A popular weekend tradition for chilangos, as citizens of Mexico City are called, is to visit San Angel's Plaza San Jacinto for lunch at a sidewalk café and a stroll through the Bazar Sábado, or Saturday Market. The picturesque Jardin del Arte is a once-a-week showcase featuring the work of local artists and craftsmen, arrayed on stands along tree-shaded sidewalks that crisscross the plaza. Paintings predominate, but jewelry, ceramics, and textiles are displayed here, too. These artists love to talk about their work so, stop and chat. The plaza has a gruesome tale to tell: in 1847 the victorious American army executed 16 Irish deserters who had joined forces with the Mexicans. While visiting the Saturday market visit San Angel's other prominent attractions including the Casa del Risco, Museo del Carmen, Museo de Arte Carrillo-Gil, and Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.
Parking: Very limited street parking
Services: arts and crafts, snacks
How to Get There: Metrobus Insurgentes, La Bombilla Station. Metro: Line 7, Barranca del Muerto Station