The flourishing San Angel neighborhood in Mexico City, located southwest of downtown, is a charming colonial area with cobblestone streets, centuries-old churches and historic mansions hidden behind tall stone walls festooned with swathes of purple and pink bougainvillea. This quarter is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon wandering from art galleries to quaint artisanal shops to fascinating small museums. If you are in the area on a Saturday, head to the central Plaza San Jacinto for its lively upmarket art bazaar selling locally made textiles, woodwork and jewelry.
Specializing in Día de los Muertos-inspired wood carvings, Sortilegio is an artisan gallery offering one-of-a-kind pieces. It also has a fine collection of small clay pots with traditional motifs.
Calle Madero 4C. Tel. (52) 55-5683-6828