Centro Histórico Shopping and Sightseeing Walk, Mexico City

Centro Histórico Shopping and Sightseeing Walk (Self Guided), Mexico City

Embark on a shopping trip to the historic center of Mexico City and admire some of the old buildings and historic architecture as you flit between shops and stores. With its colonial and European architecture and narrow cobblestone streets, the area has a different look and feel to many other places in the city. Several of the country’s' most popular department stores first opened their doors here and streets such as Francisco I.

Madero Avenue host Mexico's biggest clothing chains. One of the defining characteristics of shopping in the historic center is that each area has a specialism. For example, Tacuba Street is where people go if they want perfume. Carve out some time to look over and visit some of the historic buildings. Go to the Palacio de Hierro (The Iron Palace), a department store that earned its name for being the first iron and steel building in the city.

Tour the Museo del Estanquillo for its diverse collections that encompass paintings, advertisements, miniatures, photographs and much more. Enjoy a meal in the House of Tiles, a palace dating from 1596. This is now the headquarters of one of Mexico's most recognized fast food chains and its façade is covered in handmade blue and white tiles. The building was declared a national monument in 1931.
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Centro Histórico Shopping and Sightseeing Walk Map

Guide Name: Centro Histórico Shopping and Sightseeing Walk
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: Dee
16 De Septiembre Avenue

2) 16 De Septiembre Avenue

Francisco I. Madero Avenue

3) Francisco I. Madero Avenue

Francisco I. Madero Avenue, Museo del Estanquillo

4) Francisco I. Madero Avenue, Museo del Estanquillo

Francisco I. Madero Avenue

5) Francisco I. Madero Avenue

Francisco I. Madero Avenue

6) Francisco I. Madero Avenue

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

7) Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

Cinco de Mayo Avenue

8) Cinco de Mayo Avenue

Cinco de Mayo Avenue

9) Cinco de Mayo Avenue

Cinco de Mayo Avenue, The House of Tiles

11) Cinco de Mayo Avenue, The House of Tiles

Palace of Fine Arts

12) Palace of Fine Arts

Republica de Chile Street

14) Republica de Chile Street

Walking Tours in Mexico City, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

Create Your Own Walk in Mexico City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Mexico City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

Mesoamerican civilizations established open-air marketplaces for trade and commerce, and after the Spanish conquest, many important pre-Colombian markets continued to operate throughout the New World. Often atmospheric and interesting, neighborhood markets are hands down the best places to shop for fruits and vegetables, but also for crafts, antiques, paintings, art objects, jewelry, and more....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Zona Rosa Walking Tour

Zona Rosa Walking Tour

Zona Rosa, or the Pink Zone, is one of Mexico City's popular neighborhoods. It is located near the historic center of the city, and was called Pink Zone because of the pink tiles that are prevalent here. The area is noted particularly for its splendid Beaux-Art architecture, the city's best handicraft markets and antique shops. Take this self guided tour to discover the beauties that...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Historic Center Walking Tour

Historic Center Walking Tour

After the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlán, Spanish settlers destroyed the Mexica capital, building a European-style settlement atop the ruins – and, in many cases, using the stones from fallen Mexica temples to construct their own churches and palaces. Five centuries later, Mexico’s pre-Colombian heritage is embedded throughout the Centro Histórico – in its layout, in its place-names,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Chapultepec Park Walking Tour

Chapultepec Park Walking Tour

Chapultepec Park is one of the most famous parks in Mexico City. It is located on the Chapultepec Hill, that has a major historic importance for Mexicans. This park features some of the best known tourist attractions in Mexico city, like the Chapultepec Castle and National Museum of Anthropology. Take this self guided walking tour to explore Chapultepec Park.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Famous Religious Edifices Walking Tour

Famous Religious Edifices Walking Tour

After Hernán Cortés conquered the city of Tenochtitlán in the early 16th century, the Spanish razed the Mexica temples and built Catholic churches atop their remains. Coming from a deeply religious atmosphere in Spain, colonial missionaries were active throughout the land, establishing an abundance of Catholic churches, schools, and hospitals. Every religious building in this city is now a part...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Museums Walking Tour

Museums Walking Tour

Mexico City is one of the most dazzling cultural sites in the world, boosting many fascinating museums in the city. Mexico City also has a rich history of artistic expressions. It was home to the Aztec civilization and the Spanish Empire both of which have left behind an impressive heritage and a unique culture. Take this self guided walk to explore the rich culture heritage that Mexico City has...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles

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