Private Mexico City Tour: Centro Histórico


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City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids over 8 years old

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Mexico City downtown

A walking tour of the Centro Histórico of Mexico City is indispensable to an understanding of Mexico's rich history and culture.

We will design our walk according to your interests, but I would suggest that we start at the Alameda Park, stroll to the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes), continue along Madero Street to the House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos), the Palace of Iturbide, and on to the main plaza (el zócalo), where the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral is
On Mondays museums are closed.
For booking a 48 hours notice is requiered


Starting point, "Sueño de una tarde de domingo en la alameda" Diego Rivera's mural; from there the Franz Mayer Museum (excellent collection of silver, "biombos" and "enconchados"); the Fine Arts palace; Madero Street and its main buildings; Azulejos; Iturbide; La Profesa (our only truly Roman church); Casino Español; the Main square with the Cathedral . ON MONDAYS MUSEUMS ARE CLOSED

There are plenty of places where to stop for a cup of coffe if you wish.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel

End location: At the closest tourism taxi stand

Duration: 4 hours

Weather or traffic could affect the duration of the tour, but I will look for alternatives in case that happens


From the hotel to the downtown area, could be by tourism taxi, taxi stand cab, metro, other public transportation, transportation expenses paid by visitor, once in downtown by foot.

What’s Included

The walking tour, all other expenses are NOT INCLUDED

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1200 mex pesos - US$60 is more than plenty for tourism taxi rides in case you wish to commute by this means, it will also cover expenses like coffee, a glass of wine or a light lunch.

What’s Extra

Public transportation to and from downtown, admission fees, meals, drinks, refreshments, etc

A Recent Review of this tour

Hector was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great taste of Mexico City in the short time we had to visit. We'll be back!
Wendy Giuffre

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