The Historic Heart of Mexico City: Private Half-Day Walking TourPrivate Tour
Witness the culture and history in the Heart of Mexico City on a private walking tour including the Templo Mayor, Casa de los Azulejos, the Palace of Iturbide and the Anthropology Museum.
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The Historic Heart of Mexico City: Private Half-Day Walking Tour
Things to know
Couples, Family, Friends, Seniors
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English-speaking tour guide - Anthropology Museum and Templo Mayor admission tickets
- Metrobus ticket up to Alameda Station - Gratuities optional
- Food & drinks are not included - Hotel pickup & drop-off are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in beside the Flagpole at the entrance to the Anthropology Musem located at Av. P.º de la Reforma s/n, Polanco, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico
What makes this tour special
Embark on a journey through 700 years of history in the heart of Mexico City and discover its historic centre on a pleasant walking tour stopping at many of the most popular and important landmarks that not even the locals know. Your professional tour guide will share with you anecdotes and curious facts that will make your tour a cultural experience that you will never forget.
On this private half-day tour, you will:
Start your tour at the Anthropology Museum, where you will see the Sun Stone, also known as the Aztec calendar, the Coatlicue;
Enjoy a Metrobus ride with your guide, to the Historic Center until you reach the famous “Alameda” Park, the oldest urban park in the Americas;
See the emblematic Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City's most important performance space;
Learn about the history of the Postal Palace (Correo Mayor or Main Post Office);
See the Palace of Iturbide, a massive 18th-century mansion located in the historic heart of Mexico City;
Pass by the House of Tiles (Casa de Los Azulejos), an 18th-century palace covered in hand-painted tiles;
Walk along Francisco I. Madero Street, one of the original pedestrian streets named after an important figure of the Mexican Revolution;
Visit Templo Mayor, the most important building in the city of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) as it was the place where the religious ceremonies were performed;
Our tour starts at the Anthropology Museum, where you'll be able to appreciate select items from the extensive pre-Hispanic art collection housed within the museum's walls. During the tour, our guide will provide insights into notable artefacts such as the Sun Stone, also known as the Aztec calendar, as well as the Coatlicue, and several other pieces that offer a glimpse into the beliefs, way of life, and spirituality of the diverse ancient Mexican civilizations.
After a short metro bus ride, you will continue through the centre of Mexico City, an area full of emblematic buildings. Your guide will talk about the history of the area and how it represents a focal point for Mexicans today.
Built using stones from the Aztec Great Temple, or Templo Mayor, the cathedral is not far from the ruins of that sacred site for the Aztecs. Walking through its ruins, your guide will tell you how the monumental building arose in layers over time, as well as the grisly details of the Aztec religion.
The site marks where the Aztecs, in the period of their history when they were a nomadic tribe without a home, felt a divine command from the god Huitzilopochtli to be fulfilled when they saw an eagle eat a snake on a cactus. It was gradually built over a shrine marking the spot and many human sacrifices were performed at the top.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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