We embarked on a day trip to the charming neighborhood of Coyoacán, a place rich in history and culture. To delve into its roots, Coyoacán, meaning “place of the coyotes” in Nahuatl, reflects its deep Aztec origins. This connection to the Aztec civilization dates back to the pre-Hispanic era, making it a storied area in Mexico City.
Coyoacán’s significance is highlighted by its historical role as the first capital of New Spain in the early colonial period. This transformation from an Aztec settlement to a pivotal colonial center adds layers to its historical narrative.
We used Uber over public transport, which can be time-consuming, allowed us more leisure time to explore the Coyoacán neighborhood.
We went straight to The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul. Coyoacán is where Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived.
We continued our day with a delicious breakfast of chilaquiles, a local favorite, in Coyoacán Market. The Coyoacán market and the artisan market are bustling with activity, offering everything from local crafts to delicious street food. These markets are a feast for the senses and a testament to the area’s rich cultural diversity.
Our walk through the streets of Coyoacán was most enjoyable when the sun was mild, allowing us to fully appreciate the neighborhood’s quaint beauty and historic ambiance. We enjoyed some churros too.
The parks are really pretty as well, it’s definitely a place you want to take your time at.