Most people only visit the center of Coyoacán, one of Mexico City’s most popular (and populous) boroughs, but there’s so much more to this sprawling urban space, especially for art lovers. Best known as the former home of Frida Kahlo, this is our 24-hour art lover’s guide to Coyoacán, for those who dare to venture beyond the center and explore some more underrated artistic hotspots.
An optional destination for art lovers in Coyoacán is Diego Rivera’s house, which is somewhat removed from the other sights and sounds of the neighborhood. Many tours offer entry to both La Casa Azul and Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, including transport to and from the latter. If you’re interested in pre-Hispanic artifacts and are a fan of Rivera murals, then it is well worth investing the time to visit, but otherwise, stick to the center for an on-foot exploration.
This is something you’ll hopefully have been doing the whole day as you go from place to place checking out the sights and sounds of Coyoacán’s art scene, but it’s worth mentioning either way. There’s no point exploring all the museums, sculpture parks and galleries in Coyoacán without stopping to soak up the ever-shifting art you can find on the streets, too. In fact, this neighborhood has some of the best in the city.