Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City
Where: Around Alameda Central
Duration: 2 hours
On the Free Historical Center Tour of Mexico City you will go through almost one thousand years of history in a fun and entertaining way. From its beginning as the capital of the Aztec Empire, through to the Spanish Conquest led by Hernán Cortés, until reaching its Independence again in the 19th century. Discover the mega metropolis which was born amongst volcanoes and built over five great lakes! Admire the 20th century Art Nouveau architecture in buildings such as the Palace of Fine Arts or the majestic Latin-American Tower, the first skyscraper in the world to withstand an earthquake! Discover why the lakes around the city were drained, and hear the story of how Mexico went from being a Spanish colony to an independent empire ruled by Agustín de Iturbide, the first emperor of Mexico, right in front of the palace which was his home. On the Historical Center Tour of Mexico City you will fall in love with this great millenary metropolis and get the keys to understanding its fascinating history!
Meeting Point: Around Alameda Central
Benito Juarez Hemicycle
Church of San Francisco
House of Tiles
Palace of Fine Arts
I had a one-day stopover in Mexico City on my way home from Oaxaca. Another traveler had recommended Strawberry Tours and I signed up for the tour of the centro. Our guide, Gabriel, was outstanding. He was very personable and accommodating, in addition to being extremely knowledgeable. After our tour ended at the Templo Mayor, I retraced many of our steps and visited some of these places in greater depth. I returned to my hotel exhausted but convinced I had gotten the very most out of my day. I can't imagine a better introduction to the city — it made me want to return and see more.
Cary W - Colorado, Denver
My mom and I did the free walking tour of the historical center in Mexico City with our guide, Hermès. He was an excellent guide—very informative, passionate about Mexican history/culture, and funny! The tour ran about three hours long but we definitely hit all of the great historical spots and got an amazing history lesson from Hermès! Highly recommend this tour!
Susie R - San Francisco, California
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City lasts around 2 hours.
You will receive the full meeting point details via e-mail after making a reservation.
Yes, it's very important to make a reservation in order to receive the exact meeting point details via e-mail on time. This also helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests, by knowing what the group size will be. It's free, quick, and easy to reserve!
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable you can book for a maximum of 9 people or less per reservation, per departure.
All tours are free. That means that at the end of the experience, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish, according to your enjoyment and possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high guest satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can join regardless of their budget.