Coyoacán Walk, Mexico City

Coyoacán charms with its narrow colonial-era streets, graceful plazas and shops. The name translates as "place of coyotes" and its genteel vibe has attracted such current residents as the Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Among the neighborhood's former locals was the Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky. Enjoy some peaceful moments in one of the focal points of the locale, the Jardin Centenario. This central plaza features the famous "Coyotes Fountain" depicting drinking coyotes. At the entrance to the plaza is a double archway that dates back to the 16th century. Adjacent is Plaza Hidalgo, the neighborhood’s main gathering place. Take in some of Coyoacán's historical buildings during your time here. Visit the Temple and Ex Convent de San Juan Bautista, a grand 16th-century Baroque church filled with many religious artworks. Stroll down Francisco Sosa Street, one of the oldest streets in the city. Admire the elegant 18th-century colonial houses. If you are in the mood for some shopping, browse more than 450 stalls at Coyoacán Market, for fresh produce, flowers, costumes, wicker baskets and much more. The market also has a number of fast food venues in its arcades. Try some of the local delicacies, such as chapulines (spicy dried grasshoppers).
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Coyoacán Walk Map

Guide Name: Coyoacán Walk
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: Dee

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