San Angel is a district south of Mexico City.
Along Insurgentes Avenue, La Bombilla Stop.
Line 3 (olive green) Station: Miguel Angel (5 minutes walking)
Line 7 (orange) Station: Barranca del Muerto (15 minutes walking)
San Angel can be reached by Periferico (altavista exit), insurgentes, revolucion, and Miguel Angel de Quevedo.
- Convento del Carmen, Avenida Revolución #4, . 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. edit
- 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. edit
- Mercado de las Flores, Avenida Revolución near Avenida de la Paz. A popular street market specializing in fresh flowers. edit
- Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Calle Diego Rivera 2, ☎ 5550-1189, . 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. edit
- 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. edit
Handicrafts at San Jacinto Plaza
Handicrafts at San Jacinto Plaza
- 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.
- 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. edit
- 18 Grados, Av. de la Paz 33-A (across from El Cardenal), ☎ 6281 8926/27. This sleek restaurant can be easily overlooked amidst the many pretentious eateries along San Angel's Avenida de la Paz, but its sophisticated cocina urbana menu provides delicious modern twists on familiar Mexican cuisine. Try the generous and succulent chicken mole or the bacon-wrapped tuna steak, to the accompaniment of a tasteful selection domestic beers and wines. $200-300 and well worth it! They also serve a lunch menu from 1:30-4pm for $90. edit
- 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. edit