Wonders of Zócalo ©

Walking Tour in Mexico City

This walking tour takes you inside the wonders of Zócalo, Mexico City's main square, heart of the city and of the country. Explore the treasures within the centuries old National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and other fascinating palaces, houses, convents, a tabernacle and the main Aztec ruins dating back more than 500 years. Don't be just shown their facades, come inside!

$28 USD per person

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 AM

from our meeting point

next to Zócalo, the main square.

By reservation only.

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Visit the historical & archaeological jewels at the heart of Mexico in a 1.5 miles, 3.5 hours walk!

This tour takes you inside the buildings instead of just walking past them. See the recent discoveries of the ancient Halls of Moctezuma, the living quarters of a 19th-century president and travel across the country in a multimedia presentation of all the wonders that make up Mexico's World Heritage by UNESCO.

Travel back in time to the world of the Mixtecs, one of Mexico's most advanced civilizations. Wander past the immense murals of Diego Rivera and visit the old Parliament House. Enjoy the gardens and patios at the National Palace. Come inside the birthplace of the Mexican Peso while admiring the Old Mint.

See the home of the first printing shop in the Americas and amaze yourself looking back in time through the archaeological windows at the Palace of the Autonomy. Walk into the former convent of Saint Joseph, where Sister Juana Ines became the first feminist in the Americas. Visit the Archbishopric Palace on top of the Aztec temple of Tezcatlipoca and discover the art of Leonora Carrington.

Discover the site of the first European university and access the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral. Go underground to the Aztec House of Lineage and admire the ruins of the Main Aztec Temple.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE

Wonders of Zócalo 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 11:00 AM on the dot, we will appreciate if you show up 15 minutes in advance. Tour ends at 2:00 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 700 years of Mexican history at the heart of the Aztec empire, the commercial hub of the Spanish empire and of modern-times Mexico. The most important monuments in the Historical Center are the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Main Aztec Temple and we visit them all while we go through the times of the Aztec empire, 1325 AD, the Spanish colonial period, 1519, the Mexican independent period, 1810, the modern period, 1910 and the current period, 2010 and on.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Due to the ceremonial nature of the buildings to be visited, we may encounter temporary closures at any time so we are always prepared with an alternate and equivalent route as we may never guarantee the access to the Presidential, National, Archbishopric, Universitary and Public Venues.

Food, drinks, backpacks, big bags, umbrellas, selfie sticks and flash photography are not allowed in any of the buildings, if you are carrying some of these, the entrance may not be permitted.

END POINT / FACILITIES / TRANSPORTATION

Visits do not return to the starting point; Tour ends at the side entrance of the Metropolitan Cathedral on Monte de Piedad street, merely three blocks away from the starting point and a block-and-a-half from 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.

Wonders of Zócalo ©

Walking Tour in Mexico City

$28 USD per person

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 AM

from our meeting point

next to Zócalo, the main square.

By reservation only.

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