Guided tour

Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mexico a Pie Walking Tours

From US$ 25.22 per person

Join a morning walking tour and discover Mexico City’s historic downtown alongside a local guide. See the area’s most important landmarks and learn about Mexico's fascinating history.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Mexico City’s historic downtown alongside a local guide
  • Go inside the Metropolitan Cathedral and the beautiful Post Office Building
  • See the ruins the ancient Aztec city and explore the Zocalo square
  • Visit an amazing department store with a extravagant stain-glass ceiling
  • Marvel at the bread choices inside a traditional Mexican bakery
Full description

Get a fascinating introduction to Mexico City and its historic downtown on a walking tour. Follow a certified and local guide and visit important landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, the ruins of the ancient Aztec city, and the impressive Post Office building. Learn about Mexico’s culture from your experienced guide, who will introduce you to the city’s 700+ years of history, its eclectic architecture, and colorful traditions. Start your tour of the 'Centro Histórico', a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, inside the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was the biggest church in the Americas for over 3 centuries. Walk on the giant Zocalo square, referred to as the heart of Mexico, and see the resting place of the Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. Stand next to the ruins of the ancient Aztec city. Continue onto the mesmerizing Post Office Building and then marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts. Step inside a traditional Mexican bakery to see, and taste if you’d like, the incredible variety of typical Mexican sweet bread.

  • Walking tour of downtown
  • Local guide
  • Tips (optional)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide at the left-front corner of the Metropolitan Cathedral, next to the newsstand that sells photographs • Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • This tour is not recommended for people with baby strollers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 79 reviews

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A walk around the Zocalo with a Mexico City expert was wonderful. The guide knew a lot of the history, culture, architecture and archaeology of the place and explained things well. She spoke excellent English. We spent almost 4 hours going around the area and soaking in the details. This helped us explore certain areas of our interest in more depth later (eg Templo Mayor). Highly recommend this walking tour.

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December 26, 2022

Daniela was a great guide and so knowledgable! It was the right mix of history and insights from a local, including the ‘best of’ Mexico City history and good food in the downtown area. She answered all questions and connected history with the present. Highly recommend for a nice overview of the historic downtown.

October 12, 2022

Emiliano speaks excellent English, is open to (spontaneous) questions and knows a great deal. The tour is entertaining and varied. I would have liked to have heard more about the history in connection with the architecture and less about places where you can eat well ;) But of course that's a matter of taste. In any case, there are a lot of facts on the ears. The tour is definitely worth it.

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October 1, 2022

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