- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Explore the Aztec ruins of the Great Temple (Huey Teocalli) a religious building that was considered the center of the Mexica universe.
- Visit the National Palace and admire Diego Rivera´s murals.
- Walk around the Zocalo Square and visit the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral.
- Admire the colonial architecture of the Historical Center and visit the beautiful Post Office building and the House of Tiles.
- Visit the magnificent Palace of Bellas Artes (Fine Arts) and see murals painted by the 3 most famous Mexican muralists; Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros.
- Have a real Mexican meal at a traditional place and try real tacos, quesadillas and pambazos. (Your guide will always ask you in advance about your food cravings or diet and suggest some places based on your expectations).
The Historical Center of Mexico City (UNESCO World Heritage site) has a story waiting to be told in each street. Mexico City was built on top of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan, the largest pre-Columbian city at the moment of the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.
You will visit the ruins of the Templo Mayor (Huey Teocalli or Great Temple) that the Aztecs built as the main religious center and was considered the center of the Universe.
Learn about the Mighty Aztec Empire, the foundation of Tenochtitlan and the clash of two worlds that gave birth to what Mexico is today.
Afterward you ´ll visit The National Palace, home of the Spanish Viceroys in the New Spain (Mexico) for almost 300 years. The building is a witness of all the historical events that have taken place inside and outside its walls and that have had a huge relevance in Mexican history.
It is also famous for the giant stairway mural that Diego Rivera painted from 1929 to 1935 which summarizes the Mexican History.
From there you´ll head to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the oldest and the largest in Latin America. It took 240 years to be finished.
We will explore the historical neighborhood where you´ll see and learn about the Zocalo square, colonial architecture, the National Art Museum, the Post Office building and Palacio de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Palace).
The Fine Arts Palace is one of a kind in Mexico. Designed by Italian architect Adamo Boari in 1904 and finished until 1934. A must see in Mexico City.
Have lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant (your guide will suggest some sites for you to try real Mexican food in clean and traditional places. However, if you have already a place in mind, your guide will gladly take you there).
- Hotel pick up and drop off from any hotel in Mexico City
- English speaking certified guide
- Admission fees (Bellas Artes or Templo Mayor)
- Bottled water