Guided tour

Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Activity provider: Mexico a Pie Walking Tours

From US$ 20.37 per person

Join a small-group walking tour and discover Mexico City’s historic downtown alongside certified guide. See the area’s most important landmarks and learn about their unique and fascinating history.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Mexico City’s historic downtown alongside a certified guide
  • Go inside the Metropolitan Cathedral and the beautiful Post Office Building
  • See the ruins the ancient Aztec city and explore the Zocalo square
  • Visit the resting place of the Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes
  • Marvel at the bread choices inside a traditional Mexican bakery
Full description
Get a fascinating introduction to Mexico City and it’s historic downtown on a small-group walking tour. Follow a certified guide and visit important landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, the ruins of the ancient Aztec city, and the impressive Post Office building. Learn about Mexico’s culture from your experienced guide, who will introduce you to the city’s 700+ years of history, its eclectic architecture, and colorful traditions. Start your tour of the 'Centro Histórico', a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, inside the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was the biggest church in the Americas for over 3 centuries. Walk on the giant Zocalo square, referred to as the heart of Mexico and see the resting place of the Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. Stand next to the ruins of the ancient Aztec city. Continue onto the mesmerizing Post Office Building and then marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts. Step inside traditional Mexican bakery to see, and taste if you’d like, the incredible variety of typical Mexican sweet breads.
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Certified local guide
  • Tips (optional)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide at the left-front corner of the Metropolitan Cathedral, next to the newsstand that sells photographs • Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • This tour is not recommended for people with baby strollers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 37 reviews

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The tour of the historic center was great, I learned a lot about the rich history of this city and I got to know its main and beautiful buildings. Our guide Ana very nice. The entire tour is done on foot for about 4 hours. For older people or those who cannot stand for a long time, it may be a bit difficult because of all the walking.

August 12, 2022

The excursion is very worthwhile, they took us to the cathedral, the Mexica ruins, the Zócalo square and the surroundings to the Palace of Fine Arts, all very well explained by the two guides, Daniela and Ana, who were very kind and helped us They indicated good places to eat and drink, as well as some recommended visits. I was very happy.

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June 5, 2022

Great tour throughout the historic area of Mexico City. The tour involved both the Aztec and Spanish History and was not afraid to touch on some controversial topics in order to educate on the culture and history of this amazing city. 3 hours was all filled perfectly and at the end our guide gave us some great recommendations for food and other sights. Highly recommend this tour for first time city as it gives you a great idea of what to do next.

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May 30, 2022

Product ID: 395644