I’ve been to Mexico City a few times already, but each time I find new things to do and new areas to explore. In my last visit to Mexico City, I had a talk at UNAM, and so was looking for interesting things to do in the nearby area. After a quick search for attractions nearby I found a few options.
Turns out León Trotsky spent some time in Coyoacan, and Museo Casa de León Trotsky is the house he and his wife lived in during 1939-40, after being exiled from the USSR. He didn’t last very long and in 1940 he was assassinated, which is all to say there is some fascinating history with Trotsky’s life in Mexico, and it’s generally interesting to see the neighbor and walk through the house to get a feel of what his life might have been at the time.
A quick drive from UNAM is the Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone, with a pyramid remains of a society dating back to 15th century BC. Mexico’s local history never ceases to amaze me, where you get to see well-preserved remains of grand feats of ancient lost cultures.
Museo Casa de León Trotsky: Coyoacan
Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone