Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City, Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the most dazzling cultural sites in the world, having more museums than any other 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.
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Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City Map

Guide Name: Top Museums Walking Tour, Mexico City
Guide Location: Mexico » Mexico City (See other walking tours in Mexico City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: doris
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San Ildefonso College

1) San Ildefonso College (must see)

Located in the Historic Center of Mexico City, the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso is an art and culture museum housed in a former educational institute established by the Society of Jesus. The museum hosts both permanent exhibits of famous Mexican artists and temporary exhibits of contemporary artists.

Construction of the building that houses the Colegio began in 1712 and was completed in 1740. The design incorporates Spanish colonial and indigenous architectural styles. The building was...   view more
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Templo Mayor

2) Templo Mayor (must see)

The Templo Mayor located near the Zocalo in the Historic Center of Mexico City contains the ruins of an ancient Aztec temple and a museum containing its artifacts. The temple was dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec God of war and Tlaloc, the God of rain. The site became part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987.

The remains of the ancient Templo Mayor were discovered when an electric company found a pre-Hispanic monolith in 1978. The monolith had a relief with the image of the moon...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Art Museum

3) National Art Museum (must see)

The building formerly known as the Communications Palace that served as the main post office in Mexico City now houses the National Art Museum. The museum has a large collection of art from the 16th century to the works of 20th-century Mexican artists. The architect Silvio Contri designed and supervised the construction of the Communications Palace between 1905 and 1911. The building was constructed for the regime of Porfirio Diaz, a former military dictator of Mexico. The style was an eclectic...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Franz Mayer Museum

4) Franz Mayer Museum (must see)

The Franz Mayer Museum (Spanish: Museo Franz Mayer) in Mexico City opened in 1986 to house, display and maintain Latin America’s largest collection of decorative arts. The collection was amassed by stockbroker and financial professional Franz Mayer, who collected fine artworks, books, furniture, ceramics, textiles and many other types of decorative items over fifty years of his life. A large portion comes from Europe and Asia but most comes from Mexico itself with items dating from the 15th to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo Mural de Diego Rivera

5) Museo Mural de Diego Rivera (must see)

Diego Rivera painted a famous mural that takes viewers down the history of Mexico on the wall of the Hotel Prado in 1947. The hotel was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook Mexico City in 1985. The mural called 'Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park' was saved and shifted to its present location, the Museo Mural de Diego Rivera in 1986.

It is a large mural, 15 meters long and 4 meters high, that shows the history of Alameda Park from the time of Cortes to the times of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo de Arte Popular

6) Museo de Arte Popular (must see)

The Museo de Arte Popular occupies a building that was once an old firehouse located in the Historic Center of Mexico City. The museum is dedicated to Mexican folk arts and handicrafts. This repository of folk traditions not only promotes folk art but preserves them by holding workshops teaching children to make traditional crafts.

The building that houses the Museo de Arte popular is an art deco structure that once served as the home of the fire service. Architect Vincente Mediola designed...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo de Cera

7) Museo de Cera

The Wax museum of Mexico City lies in the Calle Londres and features a collection of life size wax figures of famous Mexicans and a horror show. The Wax museum is next to the Ripley’s believe it or not Museum. It contains over 160 wax works and is considered to be one of the best wax museums in the world.

The Mexico City Wax Museum is a franchisee of the Wax Museum in London. It opened to the public in 1979, housed in the building designed by the well known Mexican architect Antonio Rivas...   view more

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 Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Mexico City without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Mexico City, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Mexico City's Nightlife

Mexico City's Nightlife

Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world and also one of the most populated. Its nightlife is all about amazing music, great drinks and spectacular fun. The music here is mainly a combination of Spanish and English-language rock, electronic music, some Latin/Caribbean music, Latin pop, and sometimes traditional Mexican music. Take this walking tour to enjoy the unique nightlife experience in Mexico City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park Tour, Mexico City

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 Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, Chapultepec Castle, and Papalote Children Museum. Take this walking tour to explore Chapultepec Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Exploring Zona Rosa, Mexico city

Exploring Zona Rosa, Mexico city

Zona Rosa, or The Pink Zone is one of the Mexico City's famous neighborhoods. It is located near the historic center of the city. The neighborhood was called the Pink Zone because of the pink tiles that are prevalent here. The area offers amazing Beaux-Art architecture, the city's best handicraft markets and antique shops. Take this walking tour to discover the beauties that Zona Rosa has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Famous Religious Edifices Walk in Mexico City

Famous Religious Edifices Walk in Mexico City

Mexico City is considered a great vacation destination, featuring something interesting and entertaining for everyone. The landmarks here are amazing and the architecture is impressive and unique. Every religious building in this city is a part not only of Mexican religion but also of Mexican culture and life. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most famous churches in Mexico City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Mexico City without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Mexico City, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km

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