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Mexico City/San Angel

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San Angel is a district south of Mexico City.

Get in

By Metrobus

Along Insurgentes Avenue, La Bombilla Stop.

By Metro

Line 3 (olive green) Station: Miguel Angel (5 minutes walking) Line 7 (orange) Station: Barranca del Muerto (15 minutes walking)

By Car

San Angel can be reached by Periferico (altavista exit), insurgentes, revolucion, and Miguel Angel de Quevedo.

See

San Jacinto Plaza
  • Convento del Carmen, Avenida Revolución #4, [1]. 10-17. An ancient convent where you can see the uncomfortable stone slabs where nuns slept, religious artwork, and, most importantly, a creepy underground crypt filled with mummified nuns. It is a truly enchanting old building, and connected to the Colegio de San Ángel. Closed Mondays. $25.
  • Plaza de San Jacinto, Intersection of Calle Plaza San Jacinto and Calle Frontera. While always scenic, Bazar Sabado is THE reason to head to the square, located in front of a 16th century church. It is one of the best crafts markets in town, where you can find original and high-quality art of all different regional styles, both traditional and more modern, and in all different price ranges. Saturday morning and afternoon only.
  • Mercado de las Flores, Avenida Revolución near Avenida de la Paz. A popular street market specializing in fresh flowers.

Do

  • Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Calle Diego Rivera 2, 5550-1189, [2]. 10-18. Diego Rivera's studio, where he also lived for some time with Frida Kahlo. It is a very interesting structure by famous Mexican architect Juan O'Gorman, consisting of two buildings connected by an aerial walkway. Closed Mondays. $10.

Buy

  • Bazar Sabado, Plaza de San Jacinto. This is the best place to shop, people-watch, and just be happy. Great selection for any taste and budget, and many handmade original items.

Eat

  • Trattoria della Casa Nuova Avenida de la Paz 58, This popular place serves French-style breakfasts, and pizzas in the afternoon and evening. $200 for a meal.
  • Meson San Jacinto Plaza San Jacinto 20, Get a comida corrida here for about $50.
  • Churros el Convento Plaza del Carmen 4, 8-13 daily. Hot, crunchy churros rolled in cinnamon sugar.
  • Club Japonés, Fujiyama 144, Las Aguilas (on the very end of Fujiyama street, nearest metro Barranca del Muerto), M-Su. This is the restaurant of the Japanese-Mexican Association headquarters. The setting is beautiful, with a Japanese garden and weekly Go tournaments. Food is uniformly excellent, and served in big portions. Service tends to be slow. $200-300.

Drink

  • Mama Rumba, near Av. de La Paz. One of the most popular dance clubs/bars in the city, usually very full, plays salsa, merengue, and other Cuban music. Can be hard to get into.


Sleep

  • Hotel Prim, Versalles 46, Colonia Juarez. Basically equipped private rooms with ensuite bath. They have a restaurant onsite, and very helpful, English speaking staff. $450.


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