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An amazing city, due to its diversity and authenticity… Mexico City is one of the most enjoyable destinations in the world. Its old quarter, also known as the “Zócalo”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the perfect blend of a culture that has continued to enrich itself since the appearance of Tenochtitlán (ancient capital of the Aztec empire). Lose yourself in its many neighborhoods flooded with street art, enjoy its varied cuisine and let yourself fall in love with one of the cities with the most museums in the world.
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s House-Study Museum
Declared an Artistic Monument in 1998, the twin houses were built for Diego Rivera in 1931 by the young architect and friend of the couple, Juan O’Gorman. It was one of the first functionalist constructions in Latin America, incorporating the Mexican organic style in a very natural way. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the muralist painter and his wife; as well as to the study and analysis of his artistic generation.
San Ángel and its heritage are famous for their history, monuments and civil and religious architecture, as well as for their museums, squares, streets and traditional festivals. It houses one of the most important popular art markets in the country, as well as a large number of art galleries. Since 1856, it has been home to the annual Flower Fair. In 1934, San Ángel was declared a “Pueblo Típico Pintoresco” (Picturesque Typical Town).
Casa del Risco Museum
This large house is of great historical value, dating back to the 18th century, and is one of the most beautiful in the San Jacinto Plaza. The museum has seven rooms with religious and civil Baroque art, religious European art, landscape painting, Costumbrista scenes and portraits of kings and nobles. This collection was donated by its former owner.
San Jacinto Plaza
This square is a park full of cultural wealth that’s famous for being an important spot where many artists gather, especially painters. The cobblestone pathways paved over the streets and surrounded by colonial mansions will take you back in time to another era. This square is famous for the works of art offered by the numerous painters. Be sure to visit the famous Saturday Bazaar, where you can admire the paintings by many of the artists who are selling their work.
San Ángel Market
The Mercado de Melchor Muzquiz, better known as the San Ángel Market, is one of the most traditional in Mexico City. For 50 years, the market was little more than a place to buy products and groceries. It was remodeled in 2008 with a mural by Ariosto Otero, which portrays the history of commerce and includes the faces of important figures who have contributed to Mexico’s modern culture.
El Carmen Temple and Former Convent
Dedicated to the history of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites and their everyday life, it stands out for its beauty and architecture, with the bell tower, the three domes and the facade. Currently, it functions as a museum and houses Mexican colonial religious paintings.