Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City
When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat
Where: Parque Alameda
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
On our Free Historical Center Tour of Mexico City we 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 our Historical Center Tour Of Mexico City you will fall in love with this great millenary metropolis and we will give you the keys to understanding its fascinating history!
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
Hemicycle to Benito Juarez Monument in Alameda Central Park. (See Map).
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City runs every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat at 9:30 am, from Hemicycle to Benito Juarez Monument in Alameda Central Park. No tours on the 25th of Dec and 1st of Jan.
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City ends at Metropolitan Cathedral.
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Mexico City lasts around 2.5h.
Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a red umbrella. If you have any problems finding the location please send us an email at: email@example.com
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.
All our tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.
We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together.
Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.