Coyoacan, Mexico City

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Best described as a small town within a giant city, Coyoacan represents the historical center of one of Mexico City's 16 boroughs. The sprawling city swallowed up this area in the early 20th century, incorporating the surrounding farms and forests into a pleasant urban neighborhood. The district consists of about 30 city blocks, intersected by narrow cobblestoned streets and dotted with small plazas laid out during the colonial period. Home to mostly residential buildings, the neighborhood manages to retain much of its bohemian character and relaxed atmosphere despite its growing popularity with foreign tourists. Don't miss the area's main church, built in the 16th century. A visit to Coyoacan represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mexico City trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The only thing to see here is the name of the place in big 3-d letters in a plaza. After that, snooze fest. Another cathedral, another market. Go somewhere else.  more »
  • Another CDMX must. Cute colonial city with personality and life. We went to this indoor market that was pretty much just locals that was awesome.  more »

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