HISTORIC CENTER WALKING TOUR

HISTORIC CENTER WALKING TOUR

65.00

Visit the best of Aztec, colonial, 19th Century and Muralist period. Also, enjoy stops for snacks and drinks related to each period. Finish with lunch at a great restaurant.

*Food, beverages, museum tickets and transportation are not included in this price.

 

ITINERARY:

  • Start at a rooftop with coffee while I introduce you into the Mexica (Aztec) culture, and its architecture, art, and religion, while you enjoy the great view of their main temple.

  • We will walk to see some of their buildings close-up.

  • Afterward, we will stop to enjoy the view of a great rooftop restaurant while you try a great mezcal cocktail and Mexican insect snacks (or other options).

  • Then we will visit the Muralistic period by appreciating Diego Rivera´s murals at National Palace, where you will see details about the main prehispanic cultures and the Muralist period.

  • We will visit the Cathedral to appreciate its magnificent Viceroyal art and history.

  • Travel in time to the 19th century, to what used to be the first mall in Latin America, and listen to its history while you enjoy its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture.

  • For our last stop, you will refresh with a delicious cold cocoa, just like the Aztecs used to drink it.

  • In this place, you will have time to shop around stores of contemporary handcrafts of Mexican new designers.

  • Finish this great walking tour sitting down at a restaurant: (I will give you the best options so you can choose which place to go and enjoy the food).

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Me, an Art Historian, who will accompany you the whole time and explain all about the places and things we will visit along the way.

  • A delicious cold cocoa, prepared with original Mexican cacao and very tasteful recipes from around the country (one beverage to choose from the menu) + a bombon per person.

WHAT TO KNOW: 

  • MEETING POINT: El Mayor restaurant

    • ADDRESS: Calle República de Argentina #15, colonia Centro.

    • WHERE TO MEET: You have to get through the Porrua bookstore and take the elevator to the 2nd floor to the restaurant.

    • We will meet at the rooftop cafeteria (The terrace on your right when you exit the elevator).

    • www.elmayor.com.mx

  • COMMON SCHEDULE: 10:30 - 15:30 hrs.

    • In private tours, you can ask for a special schedule.

  • DURATION: 4-5 Hours.

  • MINIMUM-MAXIMUM GROUPS: 2 - 12 persons.

    • Traveling alone: extra $40 USD.

    • Larger groups: Ask for my special tours and requirements.

  • PRICE: in US Dollars and is per person.

  • PAYMENT:

    • 50% in advanced through PayPal

    • 50% final: with Credit Card or in cash (pesos or USD).

  • DOES NOT INCLUDES:

    • Museum tickets.

    • Transportation.

    • Lunch.

  • CHILDREN UNDER 13:

    • Just pay $12 USD.

    • Look for my custom made children’s tours.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes.  

  • Sunscreen.

  • During rainy season I recommend an umbrella or a raincoat.

  • A camera in case you like to take photos.

  • Children under age must be accompanied by a parent or an adult along during the whole tour. 

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