Mexico City travel-tips

Some tips for Mexico City

In the meantime I am writing a travel story about  Mexico City travel-tips for a Belgium magazine and looking back at the photos I took in different boroughs and neighborhoods, or Colonias as the Mexicans call them.

I thought it would be useful to gather some of my favorite places to visit in Mexico City. So when you visit this city you can better plan your trip. Here my Mexico City travel-tips.

One of my favorite boroughs (The city has 16) is Coyoacán, named after Coyotes. Therefore I show just some photos of this bohemian borough full of colorful houses, street-art and the always lively Jardin de Centenario. These days Coyoacán is known for the bleu house of artist Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul. She and Diego Rivera, famous painter and her husband, used to live here. As did many poets, political rebellions and writers.

Garcia Marquez had his coffee in one of the many bars back in the days and revolutionary Leon Trotski was hiding out here before he was killed. Even though this area south of the center is visited by many tourists these days, this borough will probably always have a soul because of her rich history.

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Colonia Carmen in delegación Coyoacán

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Coyoacán

Coyoacán has many street-food vendors and arts-and crafts- shops and markets. In the weekends people stand in line waiting for great quesadillas made of bleu corn with pork.

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Coyoacán street vendor

The Mercado Artesanal in Coyoacán, with its Piñatas made of made of papier maché.

Piñatas, the colored objects you see in so many markets in Mexico, have a rich history.  Originally they came from China, crossed the ocean to Italy, than Spain. And as a result of the Spanish missionaries bringing them along, piñatas ended up in Mexico. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piñata

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Piñatas in the Mercado-artesanal Coyoacan

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Mercado artesanal in Coyoacán- Piñatas

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Mercado artesanal Coyoacán

For children there is lots of fun stuff in the Mercado Artesanal in Coyoacán.

Mexico City travel-tips

Mercado Artesanal Coyoacán

Sweets in Mercado Coyoacán http://www.animalgourmet.com/2014/08/04/frutas-cristalizadas-el-dulce-mas-dulce-de-mexico/

 

Mexico City travel-tips

Sweets of Mercado Artesanal Coyoacán

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Probably the second most popular place to visit in the Mexico City: Coyoacán at Jardín Centenario

Arco Atrial del Jardín Centenario en Coyoacán. At nighttime it is full of people at the square  and in the area it is probably one of the best places to go out. Even though there might be lots of foreigners you’ll not feel trapped in a touristy place.

Colonia del Valle Centro, Coyoacán

Coyoacán, waiting at the bus-stop