"Coyoacan" Coyoacán by Jim_Eliason

Coyoacán Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 144 photos

Until recently Coyoacan was a small village south of Mexico City but in the last 50 years it has become a southern suburb. Coyoacan is very historicaly significant as the original Colonial capital of Cortes prior to the founding of Mexico City and also as the home of one of Mexico's most famous artist, Frida Kahlo. Today Coyoacan is a well to do suburb of Mexico City and a popular weekend destination for locals

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful city
  • Cons:crowded on weekends
  • In a nutshell:great way to escape the bustle and pollution of Mexico City
  • Last visit to Coyoacán: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    This sounds like an interesting place to visit. Like the architecture and the colourful buildings!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 7:41 AM

    Bohemian Coayacan... I enjoyed it too, especially Casa Azul -such a fascinating place to visit!!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2006 at 7:04 AM

    Interesting place in mexico which i hope to visit one day :)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2006 at 10:55 AM

    What colorful buildings! Another place in Mexico I would like to see.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 6:27 PM

    Nice job, some like a neat place to visit, never been to Mexico but would love to visit some day, this looks like a place to add while there! Thank for the great info. :o)

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 5:45 PM

    I'll have to keep Coyoacan in mind when planning a trip to Mexico...which I hope will be someday soon!

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 2:18 AM

    I am a big fan of Frida K's surrealistic paintings, Jim. Thanks for sharing that tip.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2006 at 3:59 PM

    Coyoacan looks like a very nice little escape spot from bustling Mexico City! So many interesting places to see and yet so little time!

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2006 at 5:06 AM

    Great tips and such colourful pictures!


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