Clash of Civilizations ©

Walking Tour in the

Historic Center's South Side,

Mexico City

Come see the magnificent southern side of the Historical Center. Most other walking tours stick to the northern side so you will find the perfect supplement with us, including the original site of the arrival of the Spanish where two opposing cultures clashed when humankind completed the encircling of planet Earth, less than two centuries after the founding of Mexico & the Aztec Empire.

$28 USD per person

Monday Thru Friday 3:00 PM

from our meeting point

next to Zócalo, the main square.

By reservation only.

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This tour takes you to see great buildings that represent the influence of foreign cultures in Mexico from Spain, Flanders, England, France, Israel (the Jewish), the Ottoman Empire (the Muslim), China, Japan, Rome (the Catholic), Germany and the United States of America (the Protestants).

 

The indirect influence from India, Ireland, the Philippines, Scotland and Russia is also highlighted and shown.

On this tour you will learn about the attractiveness of Mexico through the invasions of Mexico by Spain, France and the United States and also from activities as different as visiting the sites of the establishment of the first 'European Medicine' Hospital, the opening of the first ever bank in Mexico (the Bank of London and Mexico City) and the arrival of the Protestant Christian Churches from the United States.

We will see the house where German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt lived while in Mexico City and the barracks and headquarters of the US Marine Corps during the invasion by the United States.

The church dedicated to a Mexican Jesuit missionary who was crucified by the Japanese in Nagasaki in the 17th century as well as the delicious inheritance of French bakers during the two French invasions are also included. 

Chinese Gateway I

Chinese Gateway I

Turkish Clock

Turkish Clock

Latin American Art Center

Latin American Art Center

Ottoman Clock Tower

Ottoman Clock Tower

Aztec Sculpture

Aztec Sculpture

Aztec-Spanish Encounter

Aztec-Spanish Encounter

American Methodist Church

American Methodist Church

Israeli Institute

Israeli Institute

Russian Muralist

Russian Muralist

Spanish Church

Spanish Church

French Church

French Church

Madrid Bakery

Madrid Bakery

Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum

Israel-Mexico Center

Israel-Mexico Center

Flemish Friar

Flemish Friar

Swiss Laboratories

Swiss Laboratories

Chinese Gateway II

Chinese Gateway II

French Pharmacy

French Pharmacy

Swiss-French Jewelers

Swiss-French Jewelers

Spanish Conquistador

Spanish Conquistador

Spanish Community Club

Spanish Community Club

International Museum

International Museum

German Industry

German Industry

Mexican Wear

Mexican Wear

Spanish Architecture

Spanish Architecture

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE

Clash of Civilizations tour is given in English. 

YOUR TOUR HOST​

Your host will be wearing a yellow shirt and cap. All of our hosts are local natives from Mexico City, speak at least two languages and have different college degrees related to the tours, are trained in first aid procedures and are willing to help you with those special questions that may arise on your visit. Some of our hosts are also nationally licensed tour guides.

 

SCHEDULE / WEATHER / DETOURS

Arrive on time, our visit begins at 3:00 PM on the dot, we will appreciate if you show up 15 minutes in advance. Tour ends at 6:00 PM.

The duration of our tour is approximately 3 hours, rain or shine, depending on the size of the group. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route. 

THE TOUR

On this tour you will discover the South Side of Mexico City´s Historic Center and the influence left behind by multiple cultures from many countries. The most important monuments in this tour are Mexico City´s Museum,  the Church of Jesus The Nazarene, the Hampton Inn hotel, Humboldt´s home, the former National Library, the Lerdo de Tejada library, the Chacellery Museum, the Mexico-Israel Cultural Institute, the Colegio de Niñas, the Edison Building, the Iturbide Palace, El Rule Visitor Center, the Miravalle Palace, the Spanish Community Club, Boker Haus and Mexico City´s Grand Hotel among many others.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

In case of venue or street closures, we are always prepared with an alternate and equivalent route as we may never guarantee the access to private independent institutions.

END POINT / FACILITIES / TRANSPORTATION

This visit returns to the starting point; Tour ends at the south entrance to Metro Zócalo station. 

 

Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

In case you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP in writing or, if on same day, by phone at +52 (55) 1355-2122 (whatsapp-enabled). In case we have to miss you, we will be very grateful if you save us extra efforts. If you don't cancel and don't show up for the tour, we will understand that you are forfeiting your right to any refund and to re-book. There are no refunds on partial and/or full advance payments for paid or private tours if you don't cancel at least seven days before the tour. If you cancel at least seven days in advance, there will be a 20% processing fee charge.    

IMPORTANT

 

1. Tour is by reservation only.  

2. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and come as light as possible, this is one long walk.

3. Wear something to protect you from the sun; cap, shades, sunscreen, even if it's cloudy.

4. Bring a camera, we love to show you little treasures.

5. Be willing to have some fun as we go through various eras lasting 700 years.

Clash of Civilizations ©

Walking Tour in the

Historic Center's South Side,

Mexico City

$28 USD per person

Monday Thru Friday 3:00 PM

from our meeting point

next to Zócalo, the main square.

By reservation only.

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