Parroquia de San Juan Bautista
Plaza Hidalgo & Jardín Centenario
The focus of Coyoacán life, and the scene of most of the weekend fun, is its central plaza – actually two adjacent plazas: the Jardín...
Casa de Cortés
The Casa de Cortés, on the north side of Plaza Hidalgo, is where conquistador Cortés established Mexico’s first municipal seat during...
Cantina La Coyoacana
Enter through swinging saloon doors and head to the open-air patio, where wailing mariachis do their thing in this traditional drinking...
Tamales Chiapanecos María Geraldine
At the passageway next to the arched wing of San Juan Bautista church, look for these incredible tamales by Chiapas native doña María...
Plaza Hidalgo · interesting places nearby
Parroquia de San Juan Bautista information
This single-nave church and its adjacent former monastery dominate the east side of Plaza Hidalgo. First erected in 1592 by the Franciscan order, the Parroquia de San Juan Bautista has a lavishly ornamented interior, with painted scenes all over the vaulted ceiling. Be sure to inspect the cloister, featuring Tuscan columns and a checkerboard of carved relief panels on the corner ceilings.