Situated across from San Angel on the other side of Insurgentes, Coyoacán is one of the better-known neighborhoods in Mexico City. Whether its fame is due to its status as the former home of one of Latin America’s greatest female artists, Frida Kahlo, or because it’s absolutely stunning, its reputation is completely deserved.
I made it down there to check out the Day of the Dead ofrendas spread throughout the neighborhood. The only thing I regret? Not bring spare batteries for my camera.
This is part of a larger display set up at the edge of Hidalgo Plaza created by a funeral home. Inside of the brightly painted, open-faced dollhouse were skeleton families, dogs, and miniature food samples.
This is the only one-dimensional ofrenda I saw, created with paint and flower petals in front of Allende Park.
Under a covered area near the Hidalgo plaza, skeleton figures posed in impossible positions, acting out kid’s games like “wheelbarrow”.
The Frida Kahlo Museum was decked out with an altar dedicated to her and featured her husband Diego Rivera as well.
This set, created by local handicraft makers, was based in the Centenario Park.
Even though most of these were created for the public’s enjoyment, many of them had personal dedications as well.