Chimalistac is a neighborhood fantastically under-represented in guides to what international visitors should see.
In a deep fold on the edge of Álvaro Obregón, it's often mistaken for a part of Coyoacán. The neighborhood land was a stretch of orchards and gardens operated by the magnificent Carmelite monastery just up the hill to the west.
Prior to that it was a village. The Nahuatl name means "place of the white shield."
In 2012, the City declared the neighborhood a part of the City's heritage. Residents are quite accustomed to strollers and visitors walking the streets for a glimpse of the deep past so evident here. All of the places below can be visited in perhaps a bit more than an afternoon. Repeat visits are, of course, encouraged.