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Mexico City: National Palace and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

1. Mexico City: National Palace and Xochimilco Canal Boat Ride

Explore Mexico City and discover the history and cultural diversity of this city. Visit the National Palace, see the beautiful murals by Diego Rivera attract the crowds. Then, go to Constitution Square and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. Head off the main avenues to Chapultepec Park, one of the most important residential areas of the city. Explore the Zona Rosa before going to the World Trade Center, Siqueiros Cultural Poly forum, and monumental Bull Ring.  Admire more Diego artwork at the Insurgentes Theater before going to the famous library at University City, entirely covered in mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman.  See the Olympic Stadium and explore the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel. Then, make your way to the Xochimilco Canals, one of the last traces of the ancient Aztec era. Here, you will take a relaxing trip on a traditional pre-Hispanic boat.  Continue to colonial Coyoacan for a walk down Francisco Sosa Street to see the old houses from the 16th century. Visit the Conquistador Hernando Cortes and the beautiful paintings and altarpiece of the Church of St. John the Baptist.

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Mexico City: Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Basilica of Guadalupe

2. Mexico City: Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Basilica of Guadalupe

When you are picked up you will head to the impressive Teotihuacan Pyramids to explore the ancient site with a guide. See the Temples of Quetzalpapalotl, the Temple of the Feathered Shells, the impressive Pyramid of the Moon, and the Pyramid of the Sun, located along the long Avenue of the Dead.  Admire the colorful murals and see the Mesoamerican artifacts in the Archaeological Museum as you learn more about this ancient civilization.    After lunch (not included in the tour price), continue on to the Guadalupe Shrine, located in the basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, close to the spot where Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to a local young Mexican. The basilica houses the hallowed image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and has been a pilgrimage site since the 16th-century. See the old basilica, which was completed in 1709, and visit the new church, built between 1974 and 1976, after the old church began to sink into the ground. Experience one of the most important religious and cultural sites in Mexico as you tour the impressive atrium and interior of the new basilica, which now houses the shrine.

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Mexico City: Business and Tales Historic Walking Tour

3. Mexico City: Business and Tales Historic Walking Tour

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.

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