Spirited debates over the merits of democracy and communism feverishly churn in Coyoacán‘s coffee shops and on its park benches. Sequestered in the south of Mexico City, this fiercely independent and intellectually eager neighborhood actually was independent of the city until fairly recently. The neighborhood’s progressive attitude and unbending countercultural zeal make it a legendary place to visit—not to mention seeing the marks left by legendary figures like Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Rivera.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
On the Map
Coyoacán is bordered by Pedro María Anaya, San Diego Churubusco/Country Club, Acacias/Actipan, Portales, Xoco, and Florida/Axotla
Progressive and Preserved In South Mexico City
...this is a perfect location for those interested in the history of Frida Kahlo and the neighborhood she called home...The neighborhood was quiet and safe at night. We spent several evenings walking to the plaza where we enjoyed great cuisine and a lively atmosphere."
Visited in 2013
Coyoacán's Art, Students, and Art Students
Coyoacán is the most beautiful neighborhood in Mexico City. It is leafy and quiet with historic houses, ancient churches, many museums, loads of good restaurants, a wonderful market and lovely squares where everyone hangs out eating ice cream, buying balloons, and chatting."
Revolutionary Roots and Powerful Movements
Seasoned to Taste: From Vegan Cafes to Traditional Taquerías
Coyoacán's Outdoor Living Rooms
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Alicia Vera is a photographer based in Mexico City. She studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and eventually moved to DF to rediscover her families' roots. Her past clients include Condé Nast Traveler, 360 Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Eddie Adams XXIII alumni.