In the Náhuatl
language of the Aztecs,
Coyoacán ('The coyote waterplace') is one of the 16 delegaciones
(boroughs) in Mexico City.
The district's main square is a middle-class suburb centered on
two busy squares, Jardín Centenario and Plaza Hidalgo.
An important street in Coyoacán is Francisco Sosa which starts
in Avenida Universidad and ends in Coyoacán's main square.
On this street are beautiful mansions. The street also has bookstores,
crafts and a number of academies of music and dancing.
Coyoacán was home to Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego
Rivera. Spot the ash tree planted by Wilhelm Kahlo, the father of
Frida, at the entrance of the Casa Azul. (Photo)
The neighborhood was also home to Leon Trotsky. His house has also
been converted into a museum.
During the Aztec
empire Coyoacán was a town of its own and a major center
of trade on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco. After the Spanish
conquest Hernán Cortés made his residence there. Coyoacán
remained a separate town until 1950 when it was swallowed up by
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
Mayahuel Coyoacan, Plaza Jardin Centenario #9