Above: Old houses along a cobblestone street in the old neighborhood of San Angel, southwest of downtown Mexico City.

Shopping and Strolling Through San Angel in Mexico City

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.

Sortilegio

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

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Above: Old houses along a cobblestone street in the old neighborhood of San Angel, southwest of downtown Mexico City.

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