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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Explore the Mexico City of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera on a tour of the Coyoacán and San Angel neighborhoods. Hear about Frida Kahlo’s life and art at La Casa Azul (the Blue House) and view pre-Columbian art collected by her husband, the mural artist Diego Rivera. Follow cobblestone streets to tucked-away plazas, visit ancient churches and stop to shop at craft fairs and street bazaars.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Coyoacán and San Angel neighborhoods in Mexico City
  • Visit San Juan Bautista, one of Mexico City’s oldest churches
  • Learn about the life of artist Frida Kahlo at the Blue House Museum
  • View pre-Columbian artifacts at the Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum
  • Be accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Visit two of Mexico City's neighborhoods rich with history and culture! This half-day tour is perfect for those who want to experience some of Mexico City's lesser-known attractions with a knowledgeable guide.

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What You Can Expect

Coyoacán and San Angel Tour including the Frida Kahlo Museum

Outside the Frida Kahlo Museum

Your tour begins with pickup from your Mexico City hotel and a walk around Coyoacán, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Mexico City. Take a stroll along cobblestone streets to small plazas as you learn about the history of this area from your guide.

Stop to admire Coyoacán’s 16th-century mansions and visit the church of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest churches in Mexico City. Step inside to see impressive paintings and chapels, then continue your exploration of this vibrant neighborhood with a stop at a local crafts fair, where you can sample a cup of traditional coffee (own expense).

Next, visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, known as La Casa Azul (‘the Blue House’), and learn about the turbulent and colorful life of this world-famous artist. See where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera, and examples of her iconic artwork.

Your tour then takes you to the neighborhood of San Angel to visit the Ex-Convento del Carmen, where Mexico City’s only mummified bodies were laid to rest. Admire the church’s three tiled domes, explore the former monastery grounds and visit the museum.

Enjoy free time for shopping and lunch (own expense) in the Saturday bazaar, where a variety of Mexican crafts can be purchased. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum, designed by Rivera to house his vast collection of pre-Columbian artifacts.

Your neighborhoods tour ends with return transfer to your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour. You'll walk around Coyoacán, then visit the Blue House. We didn't see the Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum, but went to Xochimilco instead.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved our tour guide. He was personable, friendly, very knowledgeable and gave us a detailed insight into the history of Mexico and the sights we visited. We would certainly use Viator again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Love it! The family was so excited to see Frida's blue house, and a special treat we had enough time to stop by Diego Studio home (this is not part of the tour), we all paid the museum price to enter the studio. Wonderful tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I highly recommend the tour for people who would like to leave the navigation of the city to someone elso. Our guide was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. The appreciation for his Mexican heritage really showed through his informative interpretation of both sites. I would recommend more time for free exploration of both sites. This would have made the experience feel less rushed.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

I did enjoy the tour and our guide was very nice..They combined us with an all day tour to the floating gardens..it was an experience and I didnt get to do what else I wanted in Mexico city because of the all day tour being substituted but all and all an enjoyable experience and one has to be flexible when you travel.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

It was a great day, with a nice guide, who was on time. Coyocan and San Angel are beautiful places, which you may not be able to see without a car. Traffic in MC is brutal! Tour ends earlier than expected (1pm).
Frida and Diego are pillars of MC, and it's a good tour to be on to get the feel of Mexico and its revolution past.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Wonderful guided tour with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The opportunity to explore outside Mexico City proper is not to be missed. Thank you Viator for making a quick 48 hour trip a pleasant experience for a first time visitor. I'm already planning my next visit and will most definitely book another of your tours.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2013

had a great guide and only pax, so treated well.

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2015

Enjoyed seeing Frida Kahlo museum and shopping at the market. Felt a bit rushed but good to do.

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