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CoyoacanMexico City

One of the most popular Mexico City neighborhoods is this quiet colonial space southwest of the historical center.

Coyoacán displays the traditional colonial look of Mexico. Somewhat away from the city center, it is a neighborhood of beautiful old streets, plazas and homes, without the modern high rises and busier traffic in areas closer to the historical center. Come to this community for sightseeing, mingling with residents and excellent dining.

In pre-Hispanic times, Coyoacán was separated from what would become Mexico City’s historical center by a large lake. In its early days, Coyoacán became the capital of New Spain, which included areas of Mexico and other colonial space. Now the larger Mexico City has engulfed Coyoacán’s streets, but its charm remains. Experience this quiet peace alongside city residents escaping the noise and bustle.

One of the neighborhood’s most popular attractions is Museo Frida Kahlo or Casa Azul. Visit first thing in the morning to avoid long lines. This former home of renowned artist Frida Kahlo provides fascinating insight to her art and lifestyle. As you walk along Coyoacán’s tree-lined streets, notice that other artists have made their homes here, providing decorations in the community.

Nearby is Vivero Coyoacán, a public park and arboretum. Walk south and stroll east along Francisco Soza Avenue to find coffee houses and cultural centers frequented by locals and tourists.

In the Centenario Jardin in the center of the neighborhood, see the fountain celebrating the origin of Coyoacán as depicted by two prancing coyotes. To the east, visit St. John the Baptist Parish. Inside it is surprisingly ornate from shiny patterned floors to murals on the ceiling. The 16th-century home of Hernán Cortés is just east in Plaza Hidalgo. Browse the outdoor market and buy souvenirs and multi-flavored churros.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico or Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is located in southwestern Coyoacán. Visit the campus to see numerous cultural performances and outstanding art and architecture or even an American-style football game.

Coyoacán is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Mexico City’s historic center. Once in the neighborhood, take the Coyoacán trolley tour of popular destinations or enjoy a leisurely walk and stop to discover pleasant surprises along the way.


Popular places to visit in Coyoacan


Top Hotels in Coyoacan

Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
4 out of 5
Insurgentes Sur #1991, Col Guadalupe Inn Del Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,702 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Coyoacan, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Manacar Tower, Centro Coyoacan, and Frida Kahlo House Museum. World Trade Center Mexico City and Estadio ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (704 reviews)

"Good place recommended clean and excellent attention"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/27

Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes
Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur
Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur
3.5 out of 5
Periferico Sur 5530, Col. Pedregal de Carrasco, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,674 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

Located in Coyoacan, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Medica Sur, Estadio Azteca, and National Institute of Cancer. Six Flags Mexico and Estadio ...

4.2/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"The security practices are clearly explained upon arrival, measures were taken to ensure our a safe stay at the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/21

Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur
Fiesta Inn Insurgentes Sur
Fiesta Inn Insurgentes Sur
3.5 out of 5
Mercaderes #20 Col San Jose Insurgentes, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,674 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Coyoacan, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Insurgentes Theater and Insurgentes Shopping Center. Manacar Tower and Galerias Insurgentes are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (697 reviews)
Passing by.

"The location is great. Also it is located in safe beautiful area if Mexico City. The people were very friendly and with many precautions for the COVID-19"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/29

Fiesta Inn Insurgentes Sur
Hotel Montreal
Hotel Montreal
3 out of 5
Calzada de Tlalpan #2073, Coyoacán, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$499 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Coyoacan, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Frida Kahlo House Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Plaza Universidad Shopping Center. Centro Coyoacan ...

4.1/5Very Good! (540 reviews)

"For the price, I got what I needed. Place was clean and room service was good. Strange location but overall felt safe"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/5

Hotel Montreal
Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
4 out of 5
Calle Alba No. 15, Col. Insurgentes Cuicuilco, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,850 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Coyoacan, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone and Centro Comercial Perisur. Fuentes Brotantes de Tlalpan ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (404 reviews)

"We always stay here when we visit Mexico City. It is not near any tourist sights and from the outside you can’t even tell it’s a hotel. But it is so comfortable and clean. The big jacuzzi tub is AMAZING! There is a nice kitchen. The only thing missing is a coffee maker."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/19

Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
City Express Plus Insurgentes Sur
City Express Plus Insurgentes Sur
3 out of 5
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1581, Col. San José, Insurgentes, Del. Benito Juárez, Mexico City, CDMX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,356 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Located in Coyoacan, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Insurgentes Theater, Plaza Universidad Shopping Center, and Frida Kahlo House Museum. World ...

4.1/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"Excellent property, very clean, enjoyed my stay..."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/17

City Express Plus Insurgentes Sur
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