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Coyoacán is a borough of Mexico City whose colonial town center by the same name is one of the most visited places in Mexico. A haven for artists, intellectuals, hippies, politicians, the wealthy and the poor, Coyoacán has been populated for at least two millennia. Its parish church, Saint John the Baptist, was started in 1552.
Among those who have called Coyoacán home are Laura Esquivel, Luis Buñuel, Hernán Cortes and his mistress La Malinche, Mexican presidents Carlos Salinas de Gortari and Miguel de la Madrid Hutardo, Hollywood legend Dolores del Rio, modern day heartthrob Diego Luna, Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and these illustrious though less-known inhabitants.