Mexico City

Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City

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5 Stars out of 5 based on 169 Reviewsarrow

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Where: Around Alameda Central

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Language: English & Spanish

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Duration: 2 hours

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Price: Free

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! 

Palace of Fine Arts in Central Park Alamerda
Angel Of Inderpendece
Metropolitan Cathedral
Parade in Mexico City Zocalo
Rooftop View Mexico City Zocalo
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Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico Highlights

  • Marvel at Aztec ruins hidden amongst colonial buildings and modern architecture in Mexico City’s old town.
  • Make your way through street vendors, musicians and street artists in Mexico’s busiest street: Madero Street.
  • Learn about Mexico City’s fascinating millenary history: from the Aztecs through Colonialism to its many Revolutions.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Around Alameda Central

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Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City Features

National Palace
Metropolitan Cathedral
The Zocalo
Benito Juarez Hemicycle
Alameda Park
Church of San Francisco
House of Tiles
Madero Street
Palace of Fine Arts
Postal Palace
Templo Mayor
Foundation Square
National Palace

Metropolitan Cathedral

The Zocalo

Benito Juarez Hemicycle

Alameda Park

Church of San Francisco

House of Tiles

Madero Street

Palace of Fine Arts

Postal Palace

Templo Mayor

Foundation Square

National Palace
National Palace
Metropolitan Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral
The Zocalo
The Zocalo
Benito Juarez Hemicycle
Benito Juarez Hemicycle
Alameda Park
Alameda Park
Church of San Francisco
Church of San Francisco
House of Tiles
House of Tiles
Madero Street
Madero Street
Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts
Postal Palace
Postal Palace
Templo Mayor
Templo Mayor
Foundation Square
Foundation Square
National Palace
National Palace

Metropolitan Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral

The Zocalo
The Zocalo

Benito Juarez Hemicycle
Benito Juarez Hemicycle

Alameda Park
Alameda Park

Church of San Francisco
Church of San Francisco

House of Tiles
House of Tiles

Madero Street
Madero Street

Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts

Postal Palace
Postal Palace

Templo Mayor
Templo Mayor

Foundation Square
Foundation Square

Reviews

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Best way to dive into Mexico City

5 out of 5

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

November 2019

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Great free walking tour!

5 out of 5

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

July 2019

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FAQ

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.

Price Free

Meeting Point: Around Alameda Central

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No need to print ticket.

Price: Free

No need to print ticket.

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