San Angel and Chimalistac. Tour with a local historian.

Custom Experience

Oskar enrique M.

Mexico City
English, Spanish (Native)
6.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Discover the beauty of these two old neighborhoods of Mexico City, whose cobbled streets and colonial buildings show the glorious country past of an area that today struggles to preserve its identity and tradition in the face of the threatening advance of modernity. On this tour we will also visit two Museums and three Churches, in addition to that you will have the opportunity to taste the gastronomy of international stature that this place has for you.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At Miguel Ángel de Quevedo Station

09:30

Meeting Point at Miguel Ángel de Quevedo Station

The meeting point can be inside or outside the station, depending on which means of transport you arrive. From there we will walk to Chimalistac which is located a few blocks away

10:20

Chapel of San Sebastian Martir, Bridge of the Carmelites and La Bombilla Park

We will take a walk through the quiet and quiet streets of Chimmalistac, where we will visit its chapel as well as a bridge built by the Carmelite friars under which a river once passed. Once we get to Parque de la Bombilla, we will walk to the Museo del Carmen, located on the other side of Avenida de los Insurgentes.

12:30

Carmen Church and Museum

In addition to contemplating the magnificent 17th century Church, we will visit the Museo del Carmen, located in what was previously occupied by the Convent of the Order of the Carmelites. Here you can see various works made by some of the best painters of the colonial era. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions, as well as having a "peculiar" collection located in the shadows of its mysterious basement.

14:00

Plaza del Carmen and San Ángel Market. Lunch time

San Angel has one of the best gastronomic offers in the city. From Mexican food to international cuisine, several of its restaurants offer five-star service, however, these places are usually expensive so eating in the local market could be a good option if you are looking to eat something cheaper and more local.

15:00

Casa del Risco Museum and San Jacinto Square

After lunch we will visit the Casa del Risco Museum, where you will be able to admire its beautiful baroque fountain as well as some art that was part of the personal collection of the diplomat Isidro Fabela. After that, we will take a walk through the Plaza de San Jacinto where every Saturday an Art market known as Bazar del Sábado is installed.

15:40

San Jacinto Church and Archangels Square

Finally, we will visit the small but magnificent Temple of San Jacinto, one of the oldest in the city. In addition to its eye-catching altar you will be able to contemplate the beauty and tranquility of its garden. The last stop of our tour will be in the Plaza de los Arcángeles. A green and peaceful place nestled in the city with a very particular atmosphere.

16:00

End of the tour

Ending Point

At Plaza de los Arcángeles, San Angel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guiding fee, the guide’s lunch fee and the the ticket to the Museo del Carmen are included

What‘s not included

The customers’ lunch fees is not included in the tour price (about 15 - 25 dollars per person)

Important Information

I won't be available from October 7th to October 24th

The tour is not available on Mondays as the Museums are closed that day.

•The Carmen Museum opens at 10am, so we cannot visit before then

• This tour involves a lot of walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes

• If you choose to eat at San Ángel local market, take into account that you must pay in cash

• If the weather forecast predicts rain on the day of the tour, you can reschedule for another day or cancel the tour and get your money back.

• Although it does not usually happen, it is possible that some of the churches that we visit are closed for unknown reasons.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$90/ per group