PART 2 of 2, Part 1
Coyoacán, population 620,000, is often described as a provincial town nestled inside one of the world’s largest metropolises, Mexico City. But the people of Coyoacán are far from provincial. Numerous museums, libraries, cultural centers and institutions of higher education attest to the urbane character of the population. The sprawling National Center of the Arts (CENART) anchors the northeast corner of the greater Coyoacán map, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (324,000 students, 37,000 academic positions) fills the southwestern corner.
Last week I introduced you to some of the world-famous personalities who have or still do call Coyoacán home. Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Diego Luna, Laura Esquivel. And I showed you some of the lesser known luminaries who make the place a treasure trove of sights, sounds and sensations.
Today, a few more of the latter …