During summer break, we planned a family vacation to a very attractive destination. Coyoacán in Mexico City is known as the "barrio mágico" because it is filled with numerous representations of Mexican culture, which I love so much. We enjoyed walking around the city and eating traditional foods at different street puestos! The area is full of beautiful colonial houses, some of which have been converted into elegant boutique hotels, pastry shops, restaurants and inns with delicious dishes. There are plenty of cafes and relaxing spots if you like to sit and relax. It's one of my favorite cities to visit in Mexico. In this blog, we will share with you everything about our trip and why this particular destination should be on your bucket list.
One of my favorite stops and an ideal place to start your trip is here at the Mercado de Coyoacán. It's one of the iconic places of this bohemian neighborhood and one of the most visited by tourists who are enchanted by its colors and flavors. When entering el mercado it makes you want everything and it's the place where you'll find a good variety of things. Visiting local mercados are a great option if you want to try something authentic and rich with flavor. Here you can enjoy exquisite dishes like carnitas, enchiladas verdes, flor de la calabaza, huitlacoche, tinga, mole, picadillo, and much more! Something that characterizes the Coyoacán Market is that in each Mexican festivity, you can find everything you need to decorate, cook and celebrate.
Did you know? Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera constantly walked through this mercado and was a source of inspiration for their paintings. How awesome!
If you have ever heard of Coyoacán it's probably because of the Frida Kahlo Museum also known as the Casa Azul (Blue House). Not only has she come an icon in the Hispanic culture but has inspired thousands thought her artwork. This does not like a traditional museum as it was once home to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Throughout the property you can view numerous paintings, photos, her wardrobe collection, and private bedrooms. When walking thought the museum, I would create scenes in my mind of what I think their lives would have been like living in this beautiful place. This museum had an astonishing garden in the courtyards where you can admire the blooming flowers, trees, and cactus where Frida spent hours. On your next trip to Coyoacán, make sure to purchase your tickets and plan ahead as this is a popular attraction to visit in Coyoacán.
Now that you're probably planning your next trip to Coyoácan, you have to prepare your outfits. During our time there we did lots of walking so comfy shoes are a must, I wore my Mexican huaraches during the trip. They are lightweight and breathable for the long walks around the town. Since we went during the summertime cotton blouses and hats are great choices! Check out our curated collections of artisan made items.
Click here to explore the collection.
Have you visited Coyoacan? Let us know about your experience in the comments.