Discover the history of the center

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Experience hosted by Paulina

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Top-rated Host
Paulina's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

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!

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, a perfect juice-stop and 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.
* We have adapted the tour to make it as safe as possible. The Historic Center can be crowded, but we'll mostly be in open spaces, and will be wearing facemasks.
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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!

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 aliv…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We'll have a typical Agua Fresca (Juice/smoothie)

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Paulina

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 331 Reviews
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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 created our tours to show people the connections between the history and the places we are visiting and looking at.

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?

Currently, I'm traveling, so my friend Martín is guiding most of the tours.

Martín 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 is also a circus man, which automatically makes him fun and caring. He has a genuine interest in meeting new people, showing them around his city, and telling them random facts you might not hear anywhere else. He's the best!
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 created our tours to show people the connections between the history and the places we are visiting and looking at.

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?

Currently, I'm traveling, so my friend Martín is guiding most of the tours…
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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 331 reviews.

Savannah
November 2021
Don't hesitate to book Martin for your tour. He knows the answer to every question and he was so kind and patient with our big crazy group. Thank you Martin we had the best time learning about Mexico!!
Carmen
November 2021
El tour que me dio Martín fue excelente. Es una persona muy preparada y conocedora de la historia; dando contexto a muchas de las historias. Lo recomiendo muchísimo. Gracias Martín!
Beverly
November 2021
It was very informative and we learned about so many aspects of the history of the city from the remains of the Aztec temple, the cathedral and the amazing architecture. What a wonderful introduction to the historical center. Martin was a great guide!
Jo
November 2021
Great tour & a good way to familiarise yourself with Centro Historico. Martin was kind, friendly & knowledgeable about the city, it’s architecture & its history. His interest in archeology is evident as he describes the layers of history of the city. A very enjoyable morning. Highly recommended.
Christian
November 2021
Martin was a wonderful guide! Easy to understand and a good speaker. We learned so much about the historical center and saw so many cool and interesting buildings.
Kevin
November 2021
I had a great time with Martin. He’s very friendly and a good storyteller. His knowledge about the city really shows. I highly recommend this tour.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 7 and up can attend, up to 12 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Comfy shoes
Hat / raincoat depending on the season
Water

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.