Coyoacan Attractions in Mexico City

Even though Mexico City's Coyoacan neighborhood is known worldwide for one person only - Frida Kahlo - it is a fascinating place to visit: just look at this list of the Top Ten Things to Do in Coyoacan.

The #1 choice in Coyoacan is the Casa Museo Frida Kahlo, naturally. Painted that vibrant shade of blue so recognizable in the artist's paintings, the house-museum preserves much of the private complex as it was during Kahlo's lifetime. Other rooms have been turned into galleries that display her work; temporary exhibits of photographs in a garden outbuilding give insight into her life.

Coyoacan's main square, the Jardin Centenario, is #2 on the Top Ten list. 500 years ago this was a little village, far removed from the Aztec capital of Coyoacan. Spanish conquerer Hernando Cortez made Coyoacan his home and you can find the Casa de Cortes on the plaza, and other sites related to him nearby: the Plaza de la Conchita (#7) and (Casa de la Malinche (#8).

Coyoacan is a neighborhood made for strolling and window shopping. Stop for coffee at El Jarocho (#9) or a new book at Librería El Sótano (#10).

If the big city is getting to be too much for you, walk through #6, Viveros de Coyoacan. It's a park that also serves as the nursery for growing trees and other plants for Mexico City's parks. As such, it is a green, orderly oasis in the metropolis sprinkled with sculpture and other art works.

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Museo Frida Kahlo

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Londres 247, between Calles Allende and Abasolo
Colonia del Carmen

Frida Kahlo's home, the Casa Azul in Coyoacán, is one museum everyone must see when visiting Mexico City... read more

Jardín Centenario, Coyoacan

At Calle Centenario and Avenidas Hidalgo, Carrillo Puerto and Caballocalco

Coyoacán's Plaza Central offers visitors to Mexico City a respite from the capital's vastness: a small town main square... read more

Museo Nacional de las Culturas Populares

Avenida Hidalgo, 289
Colonia El Carmen, Coyoacán

Mexico City's National Museum of Popular Cultures is a fun, colorful, and vibrant arts center located in Coyoacán... read more

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Museo León Trotsky

Av. Rio Churubusco No. 410, between Calles Gomez Farias and Modelo
Colonia del Carmen, Coyoacán

Little known but true: Soviet revolutionary León Trotsky was assassinated in his home, now a museum, on the outskirts of Coyoacán in Mexico City... read more

Museo Anahuacalli

Calle Museo 150, Coyoacan
Col. San Pedro Tepetapa

Diego Rivera's Pre-Hispanic Collection... read more

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Viveros de Coyoacán

Avenida Universidad 2100
Del Carmen Coyoacán

Everything you could need for the garden... read more

Plaza de la Conchita

Higuera y Vallarta

Plaza de la Cochita, in Mexico City's Coyoacán area, has a direct connection to La Malinche, one of the most famous women in Mexican history... read more

Casa de la Malinche

Higuera y Vallarta
Colonia Centro

The Lover of Hernán Cortés... read more

Jarocho (El)

Calle Allende and Calle Cuauhtemoc
Colonia Del Carmen Coyoacán

Traditional Coffee of Excellent Quality... read more

Librería El Sótano

Colonia Del Carmen Coyoacán

One of the Most Famous of Coyoacan... read more
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