Come explore the artistic and historic center of Coyoacán, a unique and charming neighborhood of Mexico City where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived! The meandering alleys and side streets of Coyoacán will transport you to Mexico’s colonial past and take you through the juxtaposition of its modern yet traditional society. Coyoacán used to be a weekend getaway for the colonial elite and remained separated from Mexico City for the earlier years. This historic, calm, and quaint town has an atmosphere of grandness due to its elaborate architecture. Coyoacán became a bohemian cultural center around 50 years ago and artists still remain an essential part of its identity to this day.
On this adventure, you'll explore the hidden streets and small alleys, eat like the locals at the food market, and visit grandiose houses that have now been turned into libraries and cultural centers. Visit Coyoacán’s main church and the parish of La Conchita, both some of the earliest Catholic temples in the continent. Away from the bustling streets of the big city, you’ll have a chance to take in the calm, quirky, and artistic atmosphere of this historic neighborhood, and learn why the likes of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera called it home.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. Please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
I was always interested in the cultural history of my home country of Mexico, which led me to study history and anthropology. I am currently working on my masters in anthropology at UAM in Mexico City, but I’ve always been just as interested in discovering my city and its history through exploration on my own, as in the classroom. Recently I've put my knowledge and passion to use to share my city with travelers. I love being able to discuss everything from Mexican identity to local politics and social issues with travelers to give them an in depth understanding of my country.
History has always fascinated me which is why I studied history at UNAM. I was always interested in how Mexico and Mexico City developed into what they are today and so I studied its social and political history in the 20th century. One of my favorite neighborhoods in Mexico City is Coyoacan, firstly because I’ve lived there all my life, and secondly because of the way colonial influences and modern society collide there. I love being able to share my knowledge with travelers around the world and help them understand Mexico.