Plaza San Jacinto

Coyoacán & San Ángel

Every Saturday the Bazaar Sábado brings masses of color and crowds of people to this San Ángel square, 500m west of Avenida Insurgentes. Museo Casa del Risco is midway along the plaza’s north side. The elaborate fountain in the courtyard is a mad mosaic of Talavera tile and Chinese porcelain. Upstairs is a treasure trove of Mexican baroque and medieval European paintings. About 50m west of the plaza is the 16th-century Parroquia de San Jacinto and its peaceful gardens.

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Nearby Coyoacán & San Ángel attractions

1. Museo Casa del Risco

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Inside the courtyard of this museum, midway along Plaza San Jacinto’s north side, is an elaborate fountain, a mad mosaic of Talavera tile and Chinese…

3. Museo de El Carmen

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A storehouse of magnificent sacred art in a former school run by the Carmelite order. The collection includes oils by Mexican master Cristóbal de…

4. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil

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One of the city’s first contemporary-art spaces, this San Ángel museum was founded by Yucatecan businessman Álvaro Carrillo Gil to store a large…

5. Monumento a Álvaro Obregón

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This monument in La Bombilla park in San Ángel is the work of Mexican sculptor Ignacio Asúnsolo and dates from 1935 to commemorate the murder of President…

6. Jardín de la Bombilla

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In this tropically abundant, pruned park spreading east of Avenida Insurgentes, paths encircle the Monumento a Álvaro Obregón, a monolithic shrine to the…

8. Ciudad Universitaria

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Two kilometers south of San Ángel, the Ciudad Universitaria is the main campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). With about 3330,000…