San Ángel Walk, Mexico City

San Ángel Walk (Self Guided), Mexico City

The San Ángel neighborhood is where you will get to experience the city's colonial past. It is evident in the cobblestone streets, elegant mansions, beautifully tended public gardens and plazas. A walk through the area is truly a treat. The winding roads with their shady trees are tranquil at most times of the day and are more reminiscent of a rural locale than a city suburb. In fact, San Ángel started out as a rural community based around a cathedral, and where many members of the upper class had homes. There are many wonderful sights to see while you are in the area.

Go to San Jacinto Church, near Plaza San Jacinto and step inside for the fantastic Baroque altarpiece. Tour the Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen, one of the neighborhood's most famous attractions. This triple-domed church is a former monastery that now houses a museum that displays 17th-century mummies in wooden coffins.

Art lovers won't want to miss out on a visit to the House-Studio Museum of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. This is where the famous muralist and his wife lived. She is best known for her self-portraits. If you want to do a spot of shopping, browse the stores on Altavista Avenue. This is considered to be the best shopping corridor on the city's south side, featuring numerous exclusive shops.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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San Ángel Walk Map

Guide Name: San Ángel Walk
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: Dee
House-Studio Museum of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

1) House-Studio Museum of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Altavista Avenue

2) Altavista Avenue

Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen

3) Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen

Centro Cultural San Ángel

4) Centro Cultural San Ángel

Plaza del Carmen

5) Plaza del Carmen

Plaza de San Jacinto

6) Plaza de San Jacinto

Church of San Jacinto

8) Church of San Jacinto

Walking Tours in Mexico City, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

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Famous Religious Edifices Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Historic Center Walking Tour

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Mexico City is both the oldest capital in the Americas and one of the two founded by indigenous people. Originally known as Mexico Tenochtitlan, it was built by the Mexica (Azteca) people in 1325. According to legend, the Mexicas' principal god, Huitzilopochtli, indicated the site for the future settlement by presenting a golden eagle perched on a prickly pear devouring a rattlesnake.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Chapultepec Park Walking Tour

Chapultepec Park Walking Tour

Chapultepec Park is one of the most famous parks in Mexico City. It is located on the Chapultepec Hill, that has a major historic importance for Mexicans. This park features some of the best known tourist attractions in Mexico city, like the Chapultepec Castle and National Museum of Anthropology. Take this self guided walking tour to explore Chapultepec Park.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
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Mesoamerican civilizations established open-air marketplaces for trade and commerce, and after the Spanish conquest, many important pre-Colombian markets continued to operate throughout the New World. Often atmospheric and interesting, neighborhood markets are hands down the best places to shop for fruits and vegetables, but also for crafts, antiques, paintings, art objects, jewelry, and more....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles

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