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...
Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares
The Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares stages innovative exhibitions on folk traditions, indigenous crafts and celebrations in its...
El Hijo del Cuervo
A Coyoacán institution, this stone-walled hall on the Jardín Centenario is a thinking person’s drinking person’s habitat. Assorted...
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...
Lonely Planet review
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.