Coyoacan

 

La Casa Azul is where Frida Kahlo grew up

La Casa Azul is where Frida Kahlo grew up

Coyoacán es un barrio en el centro de la ciudad de Mexico. La ciudad es muy vieja y fue la capital de Mexico en el tiempo de Hernan Cortez, el conquistador de España. El símbolo del la ciudad es un coyote triste con su lengua fuera de su boca.

Coyoacán ha sido una parte importante para la cultura mexicana y muchas personas importantes y famosos vivían en esta colonia como Diego Rivera, Frida Khalo, Hernan  Cortez, y muchos más. En Coyoacan, vimos dos lugares importantes: el Zócalo y la Catedral de San Juan Bautista.

Miguel Hidalgo was a President of Mexico.

Miguel Hidalgo was a President of Mexico.

En el centro del Zócalo, hay una estatua del Miguel Hidalgo, el famoso revolucionario mexicano.

Por fin, vimos la Catedral de San Juan Bautista, una iglesia muy vieja que fue construida por las Dominicos y todavia es importante para las personas católicas hoy. 

 

 

In the Cathedral, you can see a lot of gold leaf - the riches the Spanish sought when they came to Mexico.

In the Cathedral, you can see a lot of gold leaf - the riches the Spanish sought when they came to Mexico.

Coyoacán is an old city in the middle of Mexico city. It was discovered by Hernan Cortez, the infamous Spanish conquistador. The symbol of the city is a tired coyote with its tongue hanging from its mouth. Coyoacán is a central location of Mexican culture and has been occupied by many famous and important people like Diego Rivera, Frida Khalo, and Hernan Cortez and many others. While in the city, we observed two important sites: the cathedral of San Juan Bautista and the Zøcalo. In the center of the Zøcalo is a statue of Miguel Hidalgo, the famous Mexican revolutionary. Finally, we saw the cathedral which was built by the Dominicans and is still an important religious site for Catholics today.

The Cathedral in Coyoacan is enormous and took almost 200 years to complete.

The Cathedral in Coyoacan is enormous and took almost 200 years to complete.

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