Volker and Rothko
El Parnaso bookstore
In pre-Columbian times, Coyoacán was a town of their own kind and a major centre of trade on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco. After the Spanish conquest, Hernán Cortés made his residence there.
It remained a separate town until 1950, when it was swallowed up by the burgeoning conurbation of Mexico City. Centred on two busy squares, Plaza Hidalgo and Jardín Centenario, today's Coyoacán is known as an upper-middle-class suburb, with a lively bohemian and artistic culture.
In its streets features large houses with beautiful colonial architecture, and is also lined with bookstores, cafés, and clubs and The Italian Institute of Culture.
Coyoacán was home to Dolores del Río, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and also to Leon Trotsky and the houses they lived in are now both museums. It is served by Metro lines 2 (Metro General Anaya) and 3 (Metro Coyoacán and Metro Viveros).[Wiki]