Come with us and discover the most bohemian side of Mexico City on our Free Tour of Coyoacan. This colourful and beautiful neighbourhood is one of the kinds of places which seem immune to the passing of time. Since the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés arrived here back in the 16th century, up until today, it has been home to some of the most interesting characters in Mexican history. Artists, writers, poets, film directors, actors or intellectuals from all periods could not resist its unique charm. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city and go for a walk around this peaceful neighbourhood filled with tradition and voices which sound today as echoes of yesterday.
Explore its plazas and cobble-stoned streets built in Colonial style, and admire the scenery amongst studios dedicated to dance, pottery, photography or art, and gorgeous 16th century churches like the church of St. John The Baptist, a symbol of the beautiful Novohispanic Baroque style. Enjoy the tastes of Mexico in Coyoacan’s Market, one of its most important icons.
Navigate through Mexico’s history, from Colonial times up until today, and learn about the interesting movement of Mexicanism which represents a reconnection with Mexico’s pre-Hispanic roots. Hear all the details of the life of this movement’s most important protagonist, Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most universal artist, whom, of course, lived in Coyoacan.
Coyoacan also mirrors Mexico’s revolutionary character, which is essential in understanding the country’s idiosyncrasy, as it was here, near Frida Kahlo’s house, where Leon Trotsky lived in exile. An exile which unfortunately did not place him safely beyond Stalin’s reach, as he was assassinated here in 1940.
On our Free Tour of Coyoacan you will discover the Mexico that has always been: Colourful, beautiful, artistic, cosy, charming and with a history filled with heated revolutions and tragic idealism.