Coyoacán is identified in Mexico City for its tree-lined streets with colonial homes and museums, cafes, boutiques, restaurants, art studios and local artcraft artists that create a certain ambience and charm.
The main square in Coyoacan is the Plaza Hidalgo and Jardín Centenario, in the center of historical Coyoacán with decorative hedges, fountains and trees. This plaza on the weekends is filled with people, artesanos and street vendors - a prime place for people watching from the many restaurants, cafes and bars with outside seating around the two squares.
On the north edge of Plaza Hidalgo is the Castle of Cortés, where the Spanish conquistador Cortés lived in 1522. The most prominent building in the plaza area is the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista. This church dates back to 16th century and the frescoes on the ceiling, and the artwork throughout are amazingly well-preserved.
About three blocks from the Plaza Hidalgo, behind the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista (the church in the Zócalo) is a diagonal street called Calle Higuera. Follow Calle Higuera for about 3 blocks and you'll find yourself at a picturesque plaza and church called Plaza de la Conchita. Across the street from the plaza is a red house, Casa Colorada, where Cortés mistress took residence and where Cortés wife was murdered. It is now a private home and not open to the public.
Just a few blocks away is the Frida Kahlo Museum, known as the Casa Azul (Blue House), on the corner of Allende and Lóndres. This house was the birthplace (July 6th, 1907), periodic residence and place of death of the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The house has been restored and the rooms house artwork of Kahlo, Rivera and other famous Mexican artists, including the ancient Aztec, Maya and Olmec artists.
The Templo de Santa Catarina, its two blocks away from La Casita del Patio Verde, it’s a beautiful little square with its church.
So as you can see Coyoacan is a very important space in the history of Mexico, but also is a very nice place to be in. La Casita del Patio Verde is near the heart of Coyoacan located in one of its typical cobblestone wide street also called “Callejón”.
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