Place of coyotes. That’s the likely translation of Coyoacán, an apt image for a colonial era village that began life as a distinct and remote village not yet subsumed into the megalopolis of Mexico City. Cortés lived here from 1521 to 1522, waiting for the demolished Aztec city of Tenochtitlan to be rebuilt as colonial Mexico City. While here, the parish church of San Juan Bautista was built and, adjacent to the church, Plaza Hidalgo. This is the historic centre, Villa Coyoacán. Continue reading
November 26, 2017. We follow the Nakahechi Imperial Route from Takijiri-Oji to Chikatsuyu-oji. This is the first of two days following the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, a UNESCO world heritage site.