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.
Historic Center Walking Tour

Historic Center Walking Tour

Mexico City is the oldest capital in the Americas and is one of the two founded by indigenous people. Originally known as Mexico Tenochtitlan, the city was built by the Mexicas (aka Aztecs) in 1325. According to a legend, the Mexicas' principal god, Huitzilopochtli, pointed out the site of the future settlement with an image of a golden eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus, devouring a...  view more

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

Chapultepec Park Walking Tour

Nicknamed "the Lungs of Mexico City", Chapultepec Park is a vast oasis of lush greenery in the heart of the Mexican capital, sprawling over 686 hectares of land, providing a vital source of oxygen for the city. Rich in natural beauty, historical landmarks, and vibrant atmosphere, throughout centuries, this park has inspired various works of literature, poetry, and visual art, further...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Historic Center Food Tour

Historic Center Food Tour

A combination of history and tradition in Mexico City permeates all aspects of life, including food. For centuries, food and drink have been an inseparable part of the city's culture. Within Mexico City's bustling historic center, you can find a variety of culinary gems that offer a taste of what we call diverse Mexican cuisine.

One of the must-visit spots here is the San Juan Market....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Zona Rosa Walking Tour

Zona Rosa Walking Tour

Zona Rosa, or "Pink Zone" in English, is a vibrant neighborhood near the historic center of the Mexican capital which is known for its lively atmosphere and diverse cultural scene. The neighborhood's name comes from the pink-colored tiles abundantly used to pave the local streets.

The area rose to prominence in the early 20th century as a residential district for the wealthy...  view more

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

Coyoacan District Walking Tour

Translated from the Nahuatle language as “The Land of Coyotes”, Coyoacán is a relatively quiet neighborhood in the southern part of Mexico City. Formerly a rural village, over the years Coyoacán has become a rich pocket of art and history in the capital, closely associated with some iconic figures of the 20th century and the tumultuous times in which they lived.

One of its most famous...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles

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