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The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. It is situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución in Downtown Mexico City. The cathedral was built in sections from 1573 to 1813 around the original church that was constructed soon after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan, eventually replacing it entirely. Spanish architect Claudio de Arciniega planned the construction, drawing inspiration from Gothic cathedrals in Spain.Due to the long time it took to build it, just under 250 years, virtually all the main architects, painters, sculptors, gilding masters and other plastic artists of the viceroyalty worked at some point in the construction of the enclosure. Wikipedia

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Historic Downtown Walking Tour

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Discover Mexico City’s Historic Downtown – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with our traditional Walking Tour. Visit the most emblematic places as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the ruins of the ancient Aztec city, the amazing Postal Office and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Learn about history, architecture and traditions. It will be interesting and fun. There’s so much to see and do in Mexico City and this tour covers lots of the highlights of the Centro Histórico. We believe that Travelling must be culture and lifestyle centered: you should be able to see what makes the city tick. See why everyone falls in love with Mexico! And we are LOCAL PEOPLE who happened to be CERTIFIED GUIDES. We know our stuff! Walk with us in an open-aired museum!

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Teotihuacan Early Access & Mexico City Tour in 2 Days

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Visit Teotihuacan without the crowds and see the sights of Mexico City’s historic center on this 2-day tour that provides an easy way to check off the city’s major attractions. Head to Teotihuacan in the early morning, just as it opens, beating most of the visitors from the city. Explore the ancient plazas and pyramids of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. On day two, meet your guide again at a meeting point at the National Museum of Anthropology and, culminate this experience at the Templo Mayor museum, the archaeological site of the ancient Mexica temple of the ancient Tenochtitlan. • Mexico City 2-day tour including early access at Teotihuacan Visit the World Heritage-listed sites of ancient Teotihuacan before the crowds arrive • Explore Mexico City’s historic center with a knowledgeable guide • Learn about the history of the Zocalo, from the Aztecs to the Spanish • See landmarks like Metropolitan Cathedral, a baroque masterpiece that dates back to the 1500s

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Food and Historic Walking Tour: Private Tortilla Crawl in Mexico City Downtown

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This is the best way to fall in love with Mexico. In a 5-hours walking tour around Historic Downtown, learn about history, culture & daily life with the most complete tour available. Tortilla Crawl Private Tour is a combination of a perfect Food Tour and a Historic & Cultural Tour (vegetarian options may be available) Visit the most important sights such as the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral, the ruins of the ancient Aztec Templo Mayor, the magnificent Post Office, and the marvelous Palacio de Bellas Artes. It is a traditional walking tour with history, architecture, traditions, and hidden gems in Mexico City Downtown. And go beyond that: Mexican cuisine is considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage for UNESCO. We will make several stops to eat tacos and quesadillas, a stop in a local coffee shop or in an incredible bakery along the way. Walk along a certified & local guide in Mexico City Historic Downtown, and fall in love with Mexico.

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Private Half-Day Traditional Markets Street Food Tour in Mexico City

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Get a glimpse into Mexico City’s local way of life and learn about ancient Mexican dishes. Join this super fun Mexico City tour to see three of Mexico’s best street markets with a local expert guide who will share all the secrets and curious facts about these markets that despite the passage of time, continues to be a key piece for the Mexican economy. Whether you’re in the market for a magic love potion, voodoo dolls, hot tamales, pretty piñatas, or exotic flowers, these markets have all bases covered. Savor several tasty Mexican culinary samplings and hop on the Mexico City Metro.

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Small VIP Group: The Ultimate Mexico City Tour

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Safe Trip: Because we care about you, we have put in place an international Safe and Healthy Protocol during all your tour. We will be heading to the Historic Center of Mexico City where the journey will begin with a walking from the Palace of Fine Arts to the Main Square of the City admiring fantastic constructions of the past of Mexico such as Casa de los Azulejos and the Iturbide Palace. At the Main Square we will visit the National Palace and will appreciate inside the world famous Diego Rivera Murals; We will also have a view over the Templo Mayor, a sacred site of the Aztec culture and we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest in Latin America. Our tour continues with a panoramic view of Paseo de la Reforma to admire its monuments and then we will get to know one of the most exclusive areas of Mexico City. Finally, we will arrive at the Museum of Anthropology, second in importance in the world. There our guide will show and explain the Mexica Room.

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