Mexico City Journals

Coyoacan - A Colonial City Inside the City.

A June 2006 trip to Mexico City by JesusW

Mercado de Coyoacán Photo, Mexico City, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Coyoacan has its own culture, architecture, and ambience, you feel like you're in a different city while still inside Mexico City.

Mercado de Coyoacán

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Mercado de Coyoacán Photo, Mexico City, Mexico
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This market is very local but also is safe and the vendors are used to dealing with tourists.Near the Coyoacan main square you will find this market, it has nothing that cannot be found in other markets in Mexico city so you won´t miss anything you were looking for, but in a very safe environment and within reach of lots of cultural surprises.In the Mexican markets you will find a blend of food and goods, from watches to shirts to plastic toys to electronics. The nicest part of Coyoacan market is that there are more stands that sell souvenirs for tourists but at a very good price, nothing like the prices you get at expensive tourist traps.Do you want to experience a real ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 15, 2006

Mercado de Coyoacán
Centro de Coyoacán (entre Hidalgo y Malitzin)
Mexico City, Mexico 04100

Mercado de Coyoacán

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Attraction | "Mercado de Coyoacán (food area)"

Mercado de Coyoacán Photo, Mexico City, Mexico
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Besides having fruits and vegetables, the markets in Mexico holds areas for little restaurants which tend to be very economical and have great flavor, in Spanish we say that the cook has "Buen sazón" referring to the experience of seasoning the food by a cook which is completely different even if the ingredients and recipes are the same, you have to have that special touch when cooking, it's an art.You can expect to have really fresh food as the cooks buy locally at the market and if they run out of any ingredient they will sure send somebody running to get it pronto.When choosing a place to eat at a local market don´t go for the good looking waitresses or cooks, choose the old lad...Read More

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Mercado de Coyoacán
Centro de Coyoacán (entre Hidalgo y Malitzin)
Mexico City, Mexico 04100

Villa Coyoacan Historic Center

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Attraction | "Coyoacan Historical Center"

Villa Coyoacan Historic Center Photo, Mexico City, Mexico
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The center of Coyoacan is a wonderful place to stroll slowly enjoying the ambience and old buildings, there are lots of trees and the street have cobblestones instead of pavement, giving the area a feeling of ancient times, but modernity nicely blended.The area has a nice garden with the symbolic fountain of "Los Coyotes" the icon for Coyoacan (Place of the Coyotes) and a small plaza around the church. On weekends you find a very busy ambience, you can´t even walk across the garden due to the vast amount of stands selling all kind of "hippie" merchandise: chessecloth shirts, sandals, junk jewelry, earrings, tattoos, piercings, talismans, incense, T-shirts with Zapatist legends, wooden toys, cl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 15, 2006

Villa Coyoacan Historic Center

Mexico City, Mexico