|la casa azul|
Coyoacan is a pretty little neighbourhood in southern Mexico City, about a 15-20 minute cab ride from the centre. One of the main draw cards to Caoyoacan is famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's home, also known as La Casa Azul (the blue house), which is now a museum. The house is where Kahlo grew up and eventually returned to live with her husband Diego Rivera. La Casa Azul not only contains some of Kahlo's beautiful work, but her collection of Mexican folk art, artefacts and personal items, with most of the rooms left as they were in the 1950's before she passed away. It is incredibly stunning, painted cobalt blue with a gorgeous central courtyard, filled with the lushest green plant life.
One of the highlights for me was her studio, with it's abundant natural light, overlooking the courtyard and full of her personal treasures. It is just gorgeous!
Coyoacan as an area is also worth the trip, being a lovely peaceful neighbourhood full of colour and a very lively square. It was great to wander around and soak up the area, it's markets and great food.
I highly recommend a visit to Coyoacan and in particular, La Casa Azul.
Next: the ancient pre-Hispanic pyramids of Teotihuacan.