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DOWNTOWN MEXICO

Art, Culture, & Historical
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Sitting on the bed of what was the Island of Tenochtitlan in one of the five lagoons that made up the basin of Mexico, the Historic Center of Mexico City, is an open window between past and present, Each street, each building and stone speak words of a poem taking us to the very roots of our culture as it continue to embrace us as it did in the past, permanently weaving ties to new comers as part of the distinctive character of our rich legacy.

Mexico City Tour Guide - Roberto G.
Roberto G.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
12:00 AM

Meeting Point

To be arranged

09:00 AM

Alameda Park

Our tour begins at the Alameda Park founded in 1592, by Viceroy Luis de Velazco recalling the design and use Hercules Park in Seville Spain, filled with alamo trees (thus the name ) . Today this park (the Oldest in America ) is surrounded by buildings that are perfect samples of diversity in architectural styles . They stand tall ready to unvail their rich history as they become the perfect setting to start our stroll among fountains and sculptures that lead us to the Palace of Fine Arts

09:40 AM

Palace Of Fine Arts

A turn of the XX century building commisioned by Porfiro Diaz to Italian architect Amado Boari. With its distinctive mixture of Neo Barroc Neo Clascical and the then trendy Art Nouveu style it dominates the south eastern corner of the Alameda with its white marble facade opening an imaginary door to Mexico´s colonial past as we continue to Madero Street,

10:10 AM

Madero Street

It was Pancho Villa who in 1914 gave the name to former Plateros Street , which greets us with The blue Talavera (Tile from Puebla ) façade of the House of the Countess of the Vally of Orizaba , as we continue walking we pass by the Old Convent of San Francisco, the San Felipe Neri Oratory and further down the Palace of the Marquez del Jaral better known as the Place of Iturbide the First Emperor of Independent Mexico a beautiful sample of the Novo Hispanic Baroque style . A block down to ouir left we will find the church of “La Profesa” , and the Emerald Building now the Estanquillo Museum a beautiful sample of the mixed architectural styles influenced by the European trends of that time. We will finaly arrive at the Plaza de la Constitución better known as the “Zocalo” .


10:50 AM

Zocalo

The core of the Viceregal City , center of today’s Political and Social Life in México , the National Palace, constructed over the remains of Moctezuma´s Palace , The Metropolitan Cathedral, with its gold gilded altar pieces and The Tabernacle or Sagrario, built with red tezontle rock (extracted from the remains of the Templo Mayor . by Spanish baroque architect Lorenzo Rodriguez Its façade is a beautiful sample of the Baroque style . The old Customs building the Cabildo Palace that became the House of Government in modern Mexico City.” .


11:30 AM

Templo Mayor ( Archeological site )

The archaeological complex of the “Templo Mayor” the “Axis Mundi” according to Aztec cosmovision, with the archeological remains of its main Temples. We will explain the birth and growth of the City of Tenochtitlan overlooking at the different construction phases of the Twin temple of Tlaloc and Huitzilopochtli. We will understand their cosmological view , their religious , social and political organization , right there were it all happened.

12:10 PM

Tacuba Street

We return along Tacuba Street, the oldest in Mexico dating back to prehispanic times arriving at Plaza Manuel Tolsá with the celebrated statue of Charles IV of Spain known as “El Caballito” as its sits in front of the National Museum of Art (“MUNAL”) building, opposite to it the Mining Ministry Palace , built by Spanish architect Manuel Tolsa and next to it Amado Boari Fourth Post Office Building,

01:00 PM

Alameda Park North West area

We will end our tour after listening to histories embedded among streets and stones at the Alameda Park north west area, and the northern buildings like The Veracruz Church, further to the west the San Hipolito Church. and the San Diego Church right next to the infamouse Inquisition Burning Plaza.

Ending Point

To be arranged

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee.

Entrance fee

Additional guests . $15.00 US per guest. up to 20 guests

Groups of 7+ guests are required to use audio reception system, provided by me.


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What‘s not included

Hotel Pick up (In / Out)

Transportation (I value your safety and mine so transportation will be provided by our own staff of private and trained drivers

on our own car fleet)

We have a a complete car fleet as follows : CAR ( 3 PAX) , VAN (4 -7 PAX) , SUV,(4-7 PAX) MIN BUS (12-20 PAX) BUS (32-46 PAX)

Lunch / Beverages

Audio System if needed (Groups of 7+) at a rental value of $6.00 US VAT included per person

(This is not optional as I am respectful of other guides and visitors, this will enrich your experience without disturbing others )

Camara permits


Tour Important Information

(Duration : 3-4 hrs.)

(Distance: 3.9 Km /2.4 Miles)

1. Bring comfortable shoes

2. Sun block

3. Water

5. A true insight to the archeological , architectural and historical past of the City of Palaces.

6. Costs includes guided tour .

Note. This is a suggested tour however we can arrange for a more especific area of interest or your suggestions


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I continue to lecture and teach art History, and History twice a week , but pretty much free to engage the rest of the time .

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Mexico City Tour Reviews

Exceptionally Excellent Guide

We were fortunate enough to have Roberto Gonzalez as our Guide for Mexico City and surrounding areas. Roberto spoke English very well, he had an excellent command of the language. His knowledge about Mexican History, culture and art were remarkable. He brought the timeline of Mexican history to life for us. He was always very prompt and pleasant to be with. He had a good sense of humor that we appreciated. He enhanced our time in Mexico unmeasurably. We truly appreciated having him for our guide. By the end of our time together we felt like we had made a great friend in Roberto, he is truly a kind and caring man. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an exceptional guide. Most Sincerely Hayworth and Kristi Louie

My first day in Mexico City

Excellent private tour! Roberto was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly with a great sense of humor, and he gave me a fantastic day in the museum. I learnt about history, art, culture, and much more. I am well-traveled and have high standards, and I was delighted with Roberto - he was great and spoke excellent English. One of the best of my day in Mexico City!

Liliia T.

Dear Mrs. Tyschchenko , thank you for your kind words, both me and Go with Guide look forward to have you back and continue to discover our country. Hope you had a safe flight back and see you soon.

S

Sheryl J.

5 / 5
Apr 14, 2023

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We had a delightful tour with Roberto! His interest and knowledge of the history of Mexico is very refreshing. He has a good sense of humor, was flexible with our arrangements and very client oriented. We will tour with him again on a return trip!

Sheryl J.

Dear Sheryl and Hunter: Thanks for the opportunity to work with you in your recent visit to Mexico it will Gowithguide and my pleassure to have you over again. Glad you had a save return . And remeber that Mi Casa es tu casa

$110/ per group

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