A bit off the tourist beaten track and the touristic historical center down in the southern parts of Mexico City is Coyoacan, a pleasant area most famous for the neighborhood where two of Mexico’s most well known Mexican artist couple resided – Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Besides the colonial architecture in the Jardín Centenario square and the wonderful street food and markets nearby, you can visit the Museo Frida Kahlo where Frida spent the last few years of her life and Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli where Diego’s studio used to be with a large collection of pre-Columbian art work. In the list of other famous ‘celebrities’ who resided in the area you can find Leon Trotsky, and if you want to see where Stalin’s fan finally found and assassinated him then make sure to check out the Museo Leon Trotsky.

 

We’ll start with Jardín Centenario…

 

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and its church…

 

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Which had a wedding when I visited…

 

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The square was buzzing with activity…

 

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That is… political activity. If there’s one thing you can be sure about in Mexico City is that at some point somewhere there is someone protesting about something.

 

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And you can’t leave the area without tasting some of the local delicacies…

 

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Arrr… forgot the name of this wonderful Mexican dish (the costs of writing about something 7 months after the actual visit).

 

Location:

 

Before arriving at Coyoacan I had to visit Frida, a cultural icon and a national symbol. Her tragic yet exhilarating story of  her relationship with the number one Mexican artist of all times – Diego Rivera – is told in the Museo Frida Kahlo a few blocks north of the Jardín Centenario. Unfortunately, there is no photography allowed inside the house, but it’s well worth your visit for you to get a taste of Mexcian art and this unique life story.

 

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A bit far off the main tourist areas, but worth your time for a slightly different take on Mexico City.



Tags: Coyoacan; Jardín Centenario; mexico city; Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli; Museo Frida Kahlo; Museo Leon Trotsky;


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