Zócalo, Mexico City

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  • Xochimilco & Coyoacan Full-Day Tour with Frida Kahlo Museum

    1. Xochimilco & Coyoacan Full-Day Tour with Frida Kahlo Museum

    Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour full of color and traditions on this sightseeing trip around some of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods.

    Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local market and peruse the colorful market stalls.

    The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Upon arrival at the calm waters of the Xochimilco canals, enjoy a scenic cruise along the waterway - one of the last traces of the Aztec era - on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. Continue along narrow co...

    Leonardo and Mario were wonderful. I accidentally bought the tour without the museum, and was sooo happy to find I think I would have enjoyed it less than the free time I had to explore Coyoacán while others were in the museum. Saved me a few bucks on tour price and that neighborhood was so much fun with all types of food and shopping.

  • Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

    2. Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

    Explore Mexico City and hop on and off at the stops along 3 different tour circuits, with just 1 ticket. Visit the most important monuments, streets, and neighborhoods of the capital city of Mexico. Choose to include an entrance ticket to the top of the Latin American Tower, and enjoy sweeping views of the entire city. The three different circuits are: Circuit 1 - Downtown - Polanco (Green) Enjoy a panoramic view of the capital's Zócalo. Discover the famous Reforma Avenue with its majestic buildings and several notable monuments such as the Angel of Independence and Diana the Huntress. Travel through parts of the trendy Roma, Condesa, and Polanco neighborhoods. Circuit 3 - Temples (Yellow) See several buildings that have an important role in the history of Mexico, such as The Franz Mayer Museum, The Basilica of Guadalupe, The Temple of San Judas Tad...

    With 3 routes available, you can see pretty much all the top sights in Mexico City and hop off to explore more when you see something you like. If you want to enter the Frida Kahlo make sure to book tickets in advance or wait on a very long queue

  • Mexico City: Double Decker Bus Night Tour

    3. Mexico City: Double Decker Bus Night Tour

    Rediscover Mexico City in this Night Tour, visiting the most emblematic places and surprise yourself with the beauty of the historical monuments illuminated, architecture and history, aboard of the panoramic double decker bus. Admire emblematic sites like, the Angel of Independence, The Haunted Diana, the Palace of Fine Arts, among others on this close circuit. Exchange your voucher before boarding the bus. Begin your trip at the Zocalo in Downtown, and continue through the streets of Downtown, Rome Neighborhood, Condesa Neighborhood, Juárez Avenue and Zona Rosa. For a complete experience, listen to a multilingual audio guide onboard and learn about Mexico City.

  • Mexico City: Market Tour

    4. Mexico City: Market Tour

    In this urban adventure you'll discover the flavors, folklore and hidden treasures of Mexico City's vibrant markets. Begin your tour at La Merced Market, where you'll experience all of its colorful culinary traditions. Get a taste for the authentic Mexican way of life, while understanding how social, economic and political issues collide with centuries old culture and traditions. Try market eateries, and learn about local modern and pre-hispanic food. Then, uncover secrets of sorcery at Mercado de Sonora. See the diverse spiritual beliefs present in this country, as well as the natural healing traditions. Watch out for the very unique and sometimes shocking animal section. Next, wander through the oldest neighborhood in town, where the city was founded in the 14th century. Explore hidden plazas and the best taqueria in the area. Indulge in fresh tortillas and tacos. Visit ancient houses...

    It was a great experience, I went to places I would have never got only by myself and the guide was well prepared, has shown flexibility when needed and was a pleasure to be with.

  • Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

    5. Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

    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 a...

    Andre is a very well educated individual with a passion for the history of Mexico and it's culture. I greatly enjoyed the Mexico City walking tour!

  • From Mexico City: Taxco, Cuernavaca & Puebla in 2 Days

    6. From Mexico City: Taxco, Cuernavaca & Puebla in 2 Days

    Take 2 of the most popular day trips from Mexico City on consecutive days and explore 4 of the country's most fascinating locations. Travel back in time to the colonial era and marvel at the monuments of Cholula, Puebla, Taxco and Cuernavaca. See one of Mexico's grandest cathedrals, get stunning views of the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, benefit from the opportunity to buy traditional crafts and more. Day 1: Puebla and Cholula Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located meeting point in Mexico City, and journey to the historical cities of Cholula and Puebla. Relax on the 2-hour journey along a highway that passes through mountains and offers breathtaking views of the beautiful Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. Upon arrival in Cholula, admire the hundreds of churches and visit the impressive Church of Santa María de Tonantzintla, ...

    Enjoyed the two days completely. The guide was very knowledgeable, informative and aware of the needs of all. The transportation was excellent.

  • Mexico City and Xochimilco Canals Full-Day Tour

    7. Mexico City and Xochimilco Canals Full-Day Tour

    Get a comprehensive introduction to Mexico City on a full-day tour of “The City of the Gods,” and discover a wealth of history and cultural diversity at countless monuments and streets. Visit sites such as the National Palace, where the beautiful murals by Diego Rivera attract the crowds. Go to Constitution Square (also known as the "Zocalo"), and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. Head off the main avenues to Chapultepec Park, one of the most important residential areas of the city. Explore the Zona Rosa ("Pink Zone"), before going to the World Trade Center, Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, and monumental Bull Ring. Admire more Diego artwork at the Insurgentes Theater, before going to the famous library at University City, entirely covered in mosaic murals by the artist Juan O´Gorman. See the Olympic Stadium, and explore the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel, built on a lava fiel...

    Fantastic experience! Our guide was wonderful and personable- definitely would recommend it!

  • Mexico City Tour

    8. Mexico City Tour

    Enjoy the many beautiful architectural monuments of the city, with elaborate style and design as unique as the times you’ll find represented in the historical center of the city. You’re invited to visit the national palace where you’ll see beautiful murals painted by the great muralist Diego Rivera, the Constitution Square (Central Plaza or "Zocalo") and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Touring through the Historical Centre, we’ll visit the National Palace, the Constitution Square or “Zocalo,” the Aztec Major Temple, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In addition to the main avenues, we’ll visit Chapultepec Park, the most important residential zones of the city, and the Pink Zone (Zona Rosa).

  • Mexico City Tour and Anthropology Museum

    9. Mexico City Tour and Anthropology Museum

    Mexico City, “The City of the Gods”, is one of the largest cities in the world offering a wealth of grand history and cultural discovery. Countless beautiful monuments complement the city’s elaborate architectural style. You’ll find areas as unique as the times they were built including the magnificent historic city center. We’ll visit symbolic sights including the national palace where you’ll see beautiful murals painted by the great artist Diego Rivera, Constitution Square (the Central Plaza or "Zocalo") and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Stepping away from the main avenues of the city, we will visit Chapultepec Park, one of the most important residential areas of Mexico City, the "Pink Zone" (Zona Rosa) and the Anthropology Museum. One of the top museums of its kind in the world, the Anthropology Museum is divided into...

    Excellent from start to finish. I was especially pleased with the guide as she made it a point to translate in English equally even though my wife was the only English only speaker in our group of 12. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and I felt like I attended a session of ancient Meso America history and Mexican history. Wish list would have been to have more time at the museum. It was stretched to about 1-1/2. We would have just stayed but we were nearing closing time 5pm.

  • Mexico City: Private City Tour with Teotihuacán & Basilica

    10. Mexico City: Private City Tour with Teotihuacán & Basilica

    Start your 12-hour tour at the heart of Mexico City – its zocalo, or central square. See the ancient Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, home to murals by the famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera. Next, head to the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacán, one of the most impressive archeological complexes in Mexico. Take a walk along the Path of the Dead and climb one of the world’s tallest pyramids. Hear about the history of Teotihuacan and Aztecs from your guide. Head back toward the city and stop to visit the most important religious site in Latin America – the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This shrine is home to the original shroud of the Virgin Mary.

    Our guide was personable, knowledgable, and great company! We couldn't have asked for better!

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What people are saying about Zócalo, Mexico City

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 385 reviews

Really great tour! We had a great time on the tour, and the guides, Kevin and Manuel, were very knowledgeable. As only an hour is allocated for the Frida Kahlo museum, we decided not to take the bus back to the meeting point as it was the last stop on the tour which allowed us some extra time. The only downside I woudl say, is that the first hour of the tour was spent at a really overpriced market which was not on the itinerary and didn't really provide any value. I would've much preferred to have gone without that part of the tour. The lunch at Xochimilco was a really fun experience and the food was delicious as well.

Leonardo and Mario were wonderful. I accidentally bought the tour without the museum, and was sooo happy to find I think I would have enjoyed it less than the free time I had to explore Coyoacán while others were in the museum. Saved me a few bucks on tour price and that neighborhood was so much fun with all types of food and shopping.

With 3 routes available, you can see pretty much all the top sights in Mexico City and hop off to explore more when you see something you like. If you want to enter the Frida Kahlo make sure to book tickets in advance or wait on a very long queue

Great tour, very friendly guide! I learned a lot on this trip! Thanks

our tour guide was the best. showed us everything we wished to see