Chimalistac & Vicinity

Chimalistac is a neighborhood  fantastically under-represented in guides to what international visitors should see.

In a deep fold on the edge of Álvaro Obregón, it's often mistaken for a part of Coyoacán. The neighborhood land was a stretch of orchards and gardens operated by the magnificent Carmelite monastery just up the hill to the west.

Prior to that it was a village. The Nahuatl name means "place of the white shield."

In 2012, the City declared the neighborhood a part of the City's heritage. Residents are quite accustomed to strollers and visitors walking the streets for a glimpse of the deep past so evident here.  All of the places below can be visited in perhaps a bit more than an afternoon. Repeat visits are, of course, encouraged.

Museo de el Carmen: Temple and Monastery

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Parque de la Bombilla & Álvaro Obregón Monument

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Puentes de Chimalistac

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Chapel of San Sebastián Mártir, Chimalistac

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Center for Historical Studies of Mexico: Carlos Slim Foundation

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Hermitage of Secrets: Ermita Del Secreto

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Casa Jaime Sabines – Galeria Adan

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Oasis Coyoacán Shopping Center

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Metro Miguel Ángel de Quevedo

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