Discover the history of the center

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Experience hosted by Pau

3 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 12.
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Discover the history of the center with me! We are going to walk a lot around the Historic Centre of Mexico City. This is ideal for your first day in the city!

I have adapted the tour to make it as safe as possible during this time. The Historic Center can be crowded, but we'll mostly be in open spaces, and will be as cautious as possible.

We will get to know the history of many of the most famous places such as the Palacio de Bellas Artes, some murals, and the cathedral, but we will also visit less touristy spots like old colonial houses and traditional candy stores, and get to know traditions that are still alive today. Plus, many, many fun facts.

During the tour, we will talk about the conquest, religion, Mexica traditions, migration, catholicism, prostitution, power, wars, poverty, popular religiosity, commerce, architecture, art, politics, and symbols that have made Mexico such a great and vibrant city.


Some other stuff:
* Let me know if you want to have the experience at a different hour or any special requests.
* Take into account this tour might be bilingual if you want to make sure it's only in your language please contact me before booking.
* Follow me on Instagram @caminalaciudad
Discover the history of the center with me! We are going to walk a lot around the Historic Centre of Mexico City. This is ideal for your first day in the city!

I have adapted the tour to make it as safe as possible during this time. The Historic Center can be crowded, but we'll mostly be in open spaces, and will be as cautious as possible.

We will get to know the history of many of the most famous places such as the Palacio…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We'll have a typical Agua Fresca

Meet your host, Pau

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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History has always been my passion and that's what I studied and teach. As a native of the city, I love to make people come closer to its past. I can easily adapt the tour and make connections between the indigenous, colonial, 19th century, or modern past and the places we are visiting and looking at
Also, I love meeting people and traveling! So when I can't go somewhere else, I like to explore my town and walk the city with local friends or visitors. I really enjoy walking, and what better way to do it than this?

My friend Martin is an archaeologist and an enthusiast of the history of the City (I call him an expert on the Great Temple of the Aztecs) He sometimes steps in to give the tours, always with a genuine interest in meeting new people and showing them around his city.

We're fans of random facts you might not hear anywhere else.
History has always been my passion and that's what I studied and teach. As a native of the city, I love to make people come closer to its past. I can easily adapt the tour and make connections between the indigenous, colonial, 19th century, or modern past and the places we are visiting and looking at
Also, I love meeting people and traveling! So when I can't go somewhere else, I like to explore my town and walk the city with local friends or visitors. I really enjoy walking, and what better…
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Tue, 3 Aug
£27 per person
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Wed, 4 Aug
£27 per person
10:00 - 13:00
Join 4 other guests
£27 per person
Thu, 5 Aug
£27 per person
09:30 - 12:30
Join 1 other guest
£27 per person

Where you'll be

Basically, we'll walk through the streets of the historical center and some of its most famous buildings. We will visit the surroundings of the Alameda park, the streets of Madero, Moneda and Tacuba, the Zócalo, some places of Av. Pino Suárez, the Santo Domingo Plaza and Tolsa's Plaza.

There is sooo much to see in the city, so I always try to adapt the places we visit to what the group is the most interested in.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 270 reviews.

Sebastian
August 2021
It was a great experience. Her engaging way of showing you the old town with lots of interesting stories made this a great tour and day. Highly recommended if you are in CDMX and want to learn more about the rich culture.
Dave
August 2021
This was a fantastic walking tour filled with history & fun facts. Pau really knows her stuff & she made the whole tour so much fun. I can’t imagine a better way to see the historic district.
Ricky
July 2021
If you're in Mexico City, this is the tour for you. We got the insider perspective on the history, the people, the values, and so many little insights you won't get from someone who hasn't lived her whole live there. I cannot recommend this enough.
If you're in Mexico City, this is the tour for you. We got the insider perspective on the history, the people, the values, and so many little insights you won't get from someone wh…
Lakisha
July 2021
This was so good I did it twice! When I found out that I was coming back to Mexico City with family I made sure to book this experience. A Must!
Katelyn
July 2021
This tour was a perfect introduction to CDMX. Our tour guide, Martin, was an excellent storyteller and included many humorous and interesting anecdotes in the tour. He also answered all of our questions and really prepared us for our rest of the visit in the city! A wonderful experience any time during your visit to this fantastic city.
This tour was a perfect introduction to CDMX. Our tour guide, Martin, was an excellent storyteller and included many humorous and interesting anecdotes in the tour. He also answere…
Jordan
July 2021
This was one of my favorite tours in CDMX. If you like history, you will LOVE this tour. Mexico City has such a rich and complex history, and Martin (being that he's a studied archaeologist) had so much knowledge on the subject - it left my head buzzing all day. My perspective on Mexico City changed so much after this amazing tour. Definitley recommend 12/10.
This was one of my favorite tours in CDMX. If you like history, you will LOVE this tour. Mexico City has such a rich and complex history, and Martin (being that he's a studied arch…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.