Tourism in San Angel CDMX
This neighborhood has been kept in a time capsule. The beautiful plazas, narrow cobblestone streets, and old colorful houses with elaborate balconies, maintain an authentic colonial atmosphere. Today San Angel also features many exclusive boutiques and art galleries. Restaurants where you can enjoy outdoor dining on beautiful patios or terraces that surround Plaza De San Jacinto. The square is best known for its Saturday art bazaar. High-quality handicrafts, antiques, art, and Mexican food are all offered here. Since 2010 San Ángel urban architecture (streets, squares, churches, convents, etc), became the city’s first Tangible Cultural Heritage of Mexico City and the cultural expressions manifested in the neighborhood as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Map of Tourist Attractions in San Angel CDMX
Tourist Attractions in San Angel CDMX
Jardín Hidalgo (Hidalgo Park)
It is surrounded by colonial buildings like the Exconvent of El Carmen. During the weekends you may find vendors, artisans and musicians around the park.
On Saturdays this is the site of the famous “Bazar del Sábado” where artisans, vendors and artists expose their pieces. There is a church founded in the 16th century.
San Angel Cultural Center
This 19th century building houses different art expressions. Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00 hrs.
Located in a restored house known as “Casa de los Dos Patios” built at the end of the XIX century. It has 83,000 titles, including books and magazines, as well as a reading room and a space for exhibitions.
Cultural Center housed in a historic 17th century building. The center offers workshops and artistic presentations. Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00-20:00 hrs.
Churches in San Angel CDMX
Ex-convent of El Carmen
Built in the 17th century by Carmelite monks was one of the most important properties in the colonial era. The beautiful temple has a magnificent baroque altar and three domes covered by exquisite Talavera pottery. The convent has become a museum and exhibits several pieces of vice regal art and several religious artifacts, as well as a greatly decorated crypt in which the mummified bodies of some influential characters rest. Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00 hrs.
San Jacinto Church
The Dominicans founded this church in 1580, and is one of the oldest churches in the city. Inside, appreciate the contrast of the stark nave with a beautifully carved wooden altar covered in gold, as well as the beautiful paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard bursts with cedars, eucalyptus and pines.
San Sebastían Mártir Church (Chimalistac)
Its Baroque altar dates from the 18th century, and it has art pieces created by Miguel Cabrera.
Museums in San Angel CDMX
Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
The building, which houses the museum, was built as a home and studio for Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, by the also famous muralist and architect, Juan O’Gorman. The museum displays works of easel pictures, pieces of pre-Hispanic art and popular papers, personal items and vintage photographs that recreate the atmosphere of life and work of Diego and Frida. Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00 hrs.
Housed in a unique historic 18th century building. In the interior courtyard there’s a highly ornate Baroque fountain made of broken pieces of porcelain and seashells. The museum has a collection of more than 400 pieces distributed in seven exhibit rooms, including European paintings from the 14th through 18th Centuries. Next to the house there is a library, historical documents on the Mexican Revolution and some spaces for a variety of cultural expressions. Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00 hrs.
Exhibits a collection of contemporary art. Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00 hrs.
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