Another beautiful neighborhood we visited in Mexico City is San Angel. During the drive, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after taking a turn off the main road, which was filled with street vendors and some run down shops, we were suddenly on a cobblestone tree-lined street with a gorgeous, peaceful park to our left. We spent an hour or two exploring the neighborhood with our photographer, Valeria, who is from Mexico City and told us a little bit about the area.
San Angel is definitely a high-end neighborhood of Mexico City, but it’s different from Polanco. From what I saw, San Angel is more residential with an older demographic. It’s very beautifully maintained and the most peaceful neighborhood we visited in Mexico City, which is saying a lot – almost everywhere we went, we were shocked by how quiet it was! Oh and also by how many VW beetles there are. They are literally everywhere; it’s crazy!
Since Valeria was coming with us, I knew I had to glam it up for photos. I was saving this yellow dress the entire trip for our visit to San Angel. So glad I did. The yellow looks so stunning with the gorgeous flowers and beautiful homes of the area! After walking around for a bit, Valeria suggested we head to a park called Plaza de los Arcángeles. Oh. My. God. We came across the most beautiful flower wall I could have ever dreamed of. How stunning is it?! Could you imagine living here and seeing that every day?! So gorgeous. We also saw some other people shooting a save the date photo there. So cute and great location choice, I have to say!
After that, we headed over to Frieda Cahlo’s house and then to Castillo de Chapultepec. It was quite the trek to get up to Castillo de Chapultepec, but the view was beautiful and exploring the castle was a cool experience. I always love it when I can learn a little bit about another country!
It was so funny, everyone was dressed like a normal human would–comfy shoes, warm weather appropriate–so of course we made a huge scene by taking these photos. People were staring, taking pictures of us, and even asked to take pictures with me. Ah, blogger life.
What’s the most beautiful park you’ve ever been to?
Photos by Valeria Castillo.