Essential Free Tour Mexico City

2-2.5 Hours
1763 Reviews
2-2.5 Hours

Essential Free Tour Mexico City

  • See the stunning colors of the Palace of Fine Arts, the top cultural center of the capital!
  • Explore the Templo Mayor, a holy site where Aztecs performed their most sacred rituals.
  • Take amazing pictures of an 18th-century building covered in white and blue tiles!
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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Latest reviews

Alex was fantastic. He is very informed, high energy and gave us a history lesson.
Great tour and learned a lot about the history and culture - our tour guide Fran was awesome. Lots of information and great recommendations!
Erica was a very nice guide which brought us to the main sights in the Historic Centre und provided us with all the useful information.
The guide was excellent - I enjoy this tour so much thanks so Much
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Come and join the most comprehensive Essential Free Tour of Mexico City to dig deep into the origins of this amazing capital. You’ll discover the most wonderful landmarks of one of the biggest cities in the world and one of the oldest in America. On this free tour around the historical center of Mexico City you and your group will go through the almost one thousand years of Mexico City’s history in a fun and entertaining way. From its beginning as the capital of the Aztec Empire, through to the Spanish Conquest led by Hernan Cortes, until finally reaching its Independence again in the 19th century. Discover with a charismatic guide the mega metropolis which was born amongst volcanoes and built over five great lakes!

Admire the early 20th century Art Nouveau architecture, both modern and grandiose, in buildings such as the Palace of Fine Arts which took three decades to be built due to the 1910 Revolution, or the majestic Latin-American Tower, the first skyscraper in the world to withstand an earthquake! Once in the Old Town, your group will find ancient Aztec ruins hidden amongst beautiful colonial buildings. Navigate through the hustle and bustle of Madero Street; make your way through street vendors, musicians, street artists, bars and hundreds (no, thousands!) of people walking in every possible direction. There you will also find important monuments such as the House of Tiles, the Zocalo and the imposing Templo Mayor.

Come on a fun walking tour and have fun with a group of like-minded travelers. You will discover why the lakes around Mexico City were drained, and hear the story of how this huge country went from being a Spanish colony to an independent empire ruled by Agustin de Iturbide, the first emperor of Mexico, right in front of the palace which was his home. On the Essential Free Tour of Mexico City, you will fall in love with this great millenary metropolis and get the keys to understanding its fascinating history. But as the great Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes once said: “Explain it? No -he told himself- believe in it, only that. Mexico can’t be explained; Mexico has to be believed, with fury, with passion, with despondency.”

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