"Coyoacan - Frida Kahlo's home town" Coyoacán by malianrob
Coyoacán Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 144 photos
I didnt realize that Coyoacan was so close to Mexico City. I am a big fan of Frida Kahlo and when I found out that we could do a side trip to Coyoacan I was really excited. I could wait to see Frida Kahlo's hometown and especially the Casa Azul.
My favorite part of Mexico City was here in Coyoacan. It really made an impression on my sister and I. Coyoacan is beautiful. I loved the colonial part. My sister said she could see herself living here.
During the Aztec empire Coyoacán was a town of its own and a major center of trade on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco. After the Spanish conquest Hernán Cortés made his home here. Coyoacán remained a separate town until 1950 when it was swallowed up Mexico City.
Coyoacan has different meanings depending on who you speak to but it all revolves around coyotes. The Aztecs named this place Coyoacan because of the animals they saw in this region. This is because of the fact that the Aztecs felt great admiration and respect for all animals, especially for those which were the base of their religion, like the jaguar and the coyote.
At first I was told that this was Diego Riveras house but it wasnt. He never lived here. He built this place because... more travel advice
So this used to be the house of the conquistador Hernan Cortez. It is now government offices. I think they said it was... more travel advice
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