Discovering Frida Kahlo in Coyoacan
One of the most interesting and enjoyable tours we offer at Spanish Training Academy is to Coyoacán. This tour involves visits to a number of places, where our students combine their learning of Spanish with important historical insights about Mexico.
Frida Kahlo History Lesson
At our facilities, our students receive a master class on the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, provided by historian Ivonne Hong. She is an authorized guide at the Frida Kahlo Museum, with years of experience teaching the history of the iconic couple.
Afterwards, we go to the Trotsky Museum, former house of the ex-leader of the Russian revolution and leading theoretician of the Russian Bolshevik Party. His life is strongly connected to those of Frida and Diego. For instance, they played a crucial role in gaining him political asylum in Mexico at the very end of his journey around the world seeking refuge. It is essential to learn about Leon Trotsky’s life and ideas to understand Mexican history.
Frida Kahlo Museum
The most important stop on our tour is to the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul. This is the house where Frida Kahlo grew up and where a large number of her paintings and collections are on display. In this museum, visitors receive an intimate glimpse into Frida’s life through her personal belongings: letters, paintings, portraits, books, artwork, etc. As our students have already learnt about Frida Kahlo’s life, they have a better understanding of the place. Plus, their language abilities allow them to read the information displayed on the labels or follow an audio guide in Spanish that takes them through the entire museum.
Next, it’s time to visit the famous Coyoacán market to eat traditional tostadas (made with many unique Mexican ingredients). We then walk past San Juan Bautista’s Church, continue to the emblematic Coyotes Fountain, and finally end our trip by trying the incomparable tequila con limón ice cream at Tepoznieves ice cream parlor.
At Spanish Training Academy, we like to combine learning and fun. For this reason, we don’t just stay in the classroom. Instead, we go out to practice in the real world, such as to museums (where the students ask questions in Spanish) and to markets, shops, and stands (where students ask for prices and details about products).
Live the experience for yourself. Contact us to book a tour.