You never know what could happen when you combine art, history and pastries! The tour will take us from Prehispanic Mexico-Tenochtitlan to the colonial period and then to Independent Mexico's search for national identity through art. We'll start at the Government Palace where we’ll learn about Prehispanic Mexican arts and handicrafts through Diego Rivera’s murals. From there, we’ll visit the first school of art in the Americas, the San Carlos Academy, where the country’s best-known artists all studied. We’ll take a break to sip a refreshing drink on a terrace where we'll soak in the amazing view of the Templo Mayor archaeological site. Next, we'll visit a lovely but little-known Baroque church to learn about colonial-era art. We’ll stop briefly to admire the architecture at the National Museum of Art, the main Post Office, the “House of Tiles,” and a few other places along the way. We'll stop in at one of the city’s most traditional bakeries to enjoy a pastry. Finally, if time permits, we’ll have a look at the murals at the National Palace of Fine Arts (Bellas Artes). In some cases, we can tailor the tour to guests' interests. Route may vary due to closures, weather, etc.
I’m a Mexico City native who's enthusiastic about my city's rich history and culture. I have a PhD in visual arts, I’ve written more than 150 articles on Latin American arts and culture. Although I was born and raised here, I've traveled a lot and spent several years living abroad. In my spare time, I'm an avid reader, baker, cook, and cyclist. I also have a knack for finding interesting things going on in the city at any moment! I'm fluent in both English and Spanish.
Pastry Enjoy the pastry of your choice from one of the city's most traditional bakery!
Refreshment We'll enjoy a refreshing drink on a terrace with a very special view!
We'll get a feel for the vibrant life at the very heart of Mexico City — the point from which the entire city evolved, once the seat of Aztec power and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll start with Diego Rivera’s murals at the National Palace, stop by the ruins of the Aztecs’ main temple and the take in the art at two relatively unknown jewels: The 16th-Century San Carlos Academy (home to both art and ghosts) and a lovely Baroque church.
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Comfortable walking shoes
Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk a lot. This tour is listed as "moderate", but we will be covering a lot of ground!
Explore Mexican History Through Art