San Angel, Mexico City

San Angel is a neighbourhood in the south of Mexico City that used to be a village in itself and got sucked into the expanding metropolis. It has been a picturesque town since 1934 and a historical monument zone since 1987. With cobbled streets, coloured houses and a market on Sundays, it is worth a wander.

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A trip to San Angel
There is a market around Plaza del Carmen on weekends where craftsman sell leather goods, clothes and jewellery, among other things. Some of the salesmen are ambulant, like this balloon man. In another square, Plaza San Jacinto, there is an art market. 

 

A trip to San Angel
The area is full of flowers, a nice change from the centre! I couldn’t help but take a few photos. There is actually an annual flower fair in San Angel, held since the 1850s, and a large flower market.

 

A trip to San Angel
The streets are cobbled and quiet, retaining its village atmosphere. 

 

A trip to San Angel
Even the houses are covered in plants and many are multicoloured. 

 

A trip to San Angel
The baroque fountain in Casa del Risco, covered in mosaic. The Casa is now a gallery that holds temporary exhibitions. 

 

A trip to San Angel
Peaceful streets.

 

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