Guided tour

Mexico City: Business and Tales Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walking Through History

Mexico City: Business and Tales Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walking Through History

From US$ 42.49 per person

Embark on a historic walking tour of Mexico City. Visit five businesses operated by the same families that started them over 100 years ago. Travel back in time to get a feel for the Mexico of the 1800s.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at businesses that still contain aspects from the 19th century
  • Travel back in time to see how Mexico City used to be
  • Learn the legend of the Barcelonnettes, beginning with 3 French brothers in 1823
Full description
Learn all about the Barcelonnettes, a group of French people that tried to create a new life across the ocean and began a business in Mexico back in the 1800s. After their success, many others, also from other countries, began settling in Mexico.  On this fascinating and unique tour, you will visit five businesses that are still operating today and belong to the same families that came over 100 years ago. Along the way, your guide will tell you all about the history of the businesses visited and show printed photos from their earlier times. Finish the walking tour in a very traditional and well-preserved cantina-restaurant dating back to 1914. Be amazed at an original bar with former drainage, which was created so that men could sit down while peeing, so that they could continue drinking — a very common practice in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
  • 2- to 3-hour walking tour
  • Art historian tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet inside the Starbucks on Av. 16 de Septiembre, right next to the counter

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  Children must always be accompanied by an adult

Product ID: 310483