An Insider’s Guide to San Ángel, Mexico City

Flower Market in San Ángel
Flower Market in San Ángel | © katiebordner/Flickr

Northern England Writer

Everyone will tell you to visit the Plaza San Jacinto, as well as the Ex-Convento Del Carmen and Bazaar Sábado if you stop by Mexico City’s up-and-coming neighbourhood, San Ángel. But why be so predictable? In this insider’s guide we’ve put together all the best spots to see quirky art, marvel over stunning architecture and tuck into authentic food, that no ordinary traveller will tell you about in San Ángel, Mexico City.

What to do

Must-visit museums

1. Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo

Museum, Art Gallery, Historical Landmark

1. Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
© Nicolas de Cameret/Flickr
While Coyoacán’s Casa Azul grabs all the Frida tourism attention, the neighbouring San Ángel has one of the most architecturally interesting edifices associated with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo – the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Alternatively known by the name Casa O’Gorman, it has some beautifully minimalist yet functional architecture and makes for a quieter alternative to the somewhat overrated Casa Azul.

Where to eat

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