Mixcoac, Mexico City

Mixcoac is an area of southern Mexico City which used to be a separate town and municipality within the Mexican Federal District until it was made part of Mexico City proper (the Departamento Central at the time) in 1928.


Mixcoac consists of the colonias (official neighborhoods) of Nonoalco, San Juan, Extremadura Insurgentes, Mixcoac, and Insurgentes Mixcoac and is part of the borough of Benito Juárez. It is bounded by Avenida de los Insurgentes to the east and the Periférico freeway to the west, south of Colonia Nápoles and San Pedro de los Pinos.


It is a designated Barrio Mágico ("magical neighborhood") of Mexico City.
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  • I took the Metro to the Mixcoac station in hopes of finding remnants of the old village, the place Mixcoac ("Serpent in the Clouds") used to be, circa 1930, before Mexico City burst its seams and...  more »
  • What remains of the old village of Mixcoac is surprising because it has remained an island in the middle of an urban area with large avenues and modern buildings. From Insurgentes South to Avenida...
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