BUSINESS AND TALES FROM THE 19th CENTURY

BUSINESS AND TALES FROM THE 19th CENTURY

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Have you ever gone to the Zócalo of Mexico City? Well, there are stores that have been in existence for more than 100 years. Can you imagine what those stores were like before?

I invite you to walk with me through the streets of the Historic Center of Mexico and visit 5 great stores. Along the way I will tell you the story of this places and of their families which are still the same since those times. Also I will show you photos of this places but 100 years ago, so you can see the differences between today and then.

We will finish with a refreshing beverage at an old cantina-restaurant, where you will be able to make one of the following activities, to remember the tour by:

  • Create, with play dough, one of the furniture or pieces that has been your favorite.

  • Draw a picture of the house of your dreams. You can use your imagination or the ideas of the furniture that you have seen during the tour.

  • Create a necklace or bracelet with beads, just like the people you saw in the paintings used to wear.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Me, an art historian and your guide, that will accompany you the whole tour and will explain aspects of the everyday life history of this impressive culture.

  • A refreshing beverage or snack, at the end of the tour.

  • Material for the last activity.

WHAT TO KNOW: 

  • MEETING POINT: Grand Hotel of Mexico City.

    • ADDRESS: Calle 16 de septiembre, esquina 5 de Febrero, colonia Centro.

    • WHERE TO MEET: Inside the lobby cafeteria of the hotel.

  • COMMON SCHEDULE: 10:30 - 13:00 hrs.

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

  • DURATION: 2-3 Hours walking and visiting places.

  • MINIMUM: 2 children + parents.

  • PRICE: in US Dollars and is per children.

  • PAYMENT:

    • 50% deposit must be transferred (PayPal or Bank), at least one week in advance to book the date and formalize the tour.

    • The remaining 50% can be paid in cash or by credit card (with an extra 4%) the day the tour takes place.

  • NOT INCLUDED:

    • Museum tickets.

    • Transportation.

    • Lunch.

  • PARENTS AND ADULTS:

    • Do not pay.

    • Beverages not included.

    • From 18 over guests do not pay.

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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