Mexico
Coyoacán

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day2

    Why the Place of Coyotes, you might ask? Well, the area of the city where the Casa Azul is located is called Coyoacán, which is Aztec for... The Place of Coyotes!

    So on leaving the Kahlo Museum, which incidentally was on London Street, on the advice of a very helpful tourist office guide, we decided to take a stroll down to the Jardin Hidalgo - the local square in the area. The streets are bordered by beautifully preserved neo-colonial buildings, which leant the region a laid back air, and the main street called Allende was thronged with all manner of shops, a market and a panoply of food vendors selling Mexican staples that were being snapped up with alacrity. It seems to me that the Mexicans are always grazing and I felt I should join in. I chose esquites - white corn boiled in stock with herbs and served with mayonnaise, cheese, lime and chilli. Sounds strange and not at all photogenic but absolutely delicious.

    We reached the main square which was teeming with people and families out for their Saturday constitutional and the place felt alive. It seemed that we'd started to discover the real Mexico City. The largest edifice was the basilica dedicated to John The Baptist, which proved the maxim that the Church have all the best buildings and keep the money to themselves. It was richly decorated in places with some fine stained glass but the lack of light and increasingly heavy air lent the place a sombreness that I found oppressive and I was pleased to be out of there.

    The other notable feature of the area, apart from the many bars and restaurants that were well frequented by the locals, was the Coyote fountain, firmly locating the name Coyoacán in the memory.

    A much easier stroll back to the Metro saw the end to our first days adventuring and a well deserved meal of tacos, huaraches, tortas and beer. All in all a fantastic first day in this alluring city.
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  • Day1

    Nous sommes aussi allés voir la maison de Léon Trotsky qui est un politicien communiste russe qui a dû fuir son pays pour venir à Mexico car on voulait l'assassiner pour ses idées. Au début il a habité chez Frida Kahlo et Diego Rivera mais ils se sont fâchés et Trotsky est parti vivre quelques rues plus loin. Il s'est fait assassiner par arme blanche. Une autre personne avait déjà essayé de l'assassiner une fois avec une arme à feu mais il avait raté son coup. On peut voir les impacts de balles dans sa chambre. Certains sont aussi gros que le poing. 

    Amélie
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  • Day5

    Frida Kahlo Museo / Mexico-City

    November 10, 2015 in Mexico

    In Mexico-City lebte einst die berühmte Künstlerin Frida Kahlo mit ihrem ebenso berühmten Ehemann Diego Rivera.
    Als ein wenig Kunst-"Interessierte", die ich bin - und da ich mich während einer Weiterbildung ein bisschen mit ihr beschäftigte - war die Besichtigung ihres Hauses für mich ein absolutes Muss! (Und Stuwi musste halt mit...)
    Frida Kahlo's Leben und ihre Bilder sind sehr interessant und auch für Nicht-Kenner einen Einblick wert.
    Wir waren nur etwas enttäuscht, dass ihre berühmten Kunstwerke nicht im Museum vorhanden waren. Einige dieser Bilder hätte ich sehr gerne einmal live gesehen...
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Coyoacán, Coyoacan, コヨアカン

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