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Mexico City: Historical City Center Guided Tour

Product ID: 189237
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Enjoy Mexico City, with its mix of cultures.Explore every corner of its historic center on foot. Discover the oldest capital of America with a local guide.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Spanish, English

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  • Take a walking tour through the streets of Mexico City
  • Learn about Mexican history, culture and the way of life
  • See the most emblematic buildings in the city center
  • Visit the "Templo Mayor" and the National Palace
Full description
Meet your guide at the Cielito Querido Café of the Museo Interactivo de Economía (MIDE), from where the walking tour of the historic center of Mexico City will start. On arrival to Manuel Tolsá square, admire the mix of neoclassical and art deco style constructions before continuing to the Postal Palace. Contemplate its façade, in the style of the great Italian palaces before entering the building. Marvel at the spectacular interior staircase. Continue to the majestic Palace of Fine Arts, completely covered in Carrara marbles and decorated in art deco style.

After seeing the picturesque Casa de los Azulejos, walk until you reach the Constitution Square known as El Zócalo. Here, listen to your guide’s explanations and learn how the city has changed over the years. Just a few steps from the square you will find the Templo Mayor. Tour the site and its museum with your local guide and admire treasures of Aztec origin.

Visit the National Palace, headquarters of the Federal Executive Power of Mexico. Admire murals by Diego Rivera in his main corridor, which represent characters and landscapes from the history of Mexico. Stop in the Metropolitan Cathedral with your guide, see its impressive interior and learn about its histoyimportance 

Throughout the tour you will see how the historic center of Mexico City holds a vibrant mix of cultures. People of all ages and economic backgrounds live together here.
  • Official bilingual guide for the panoramic walk
  • Entrance fees to Templo Mayor
  • Entrance fees to National Palace
  • Entrance fees to Metropolitan Cathedral
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified
  • Any personal expenses

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Meeting point

Cielito Querido Café MIDE (Tacuba No. 17, Col. Centro)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Please, be aware that the tour includes walking, it is advised that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• Umbrellas are important during the rainy season (end of May to October)
• Templo Mayor charges for taking pictures (without flash) or video recording (no professional)
• Flash cameras are forbidden in front of the Murales del Palacio Nacional
• Palacio Nacional's army prefers not to be photographed
• Palacio Nacional closes on Mondays and event days
• The minimum number of people required for the tour's departure is 2 people (in the event that the tour does not reach the required minimum an alternative date or the full refund will be offered). Maximum number of people 12.
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Product ID: 189237