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Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan

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Mexico City: Discover the City Sights Group Tour

1. Mexico City: Discover the City Sights Group Tour

Mexico City was built in the years following the conquest in 1521, on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire, in the middle of the now drained Lake Texcoco. Nowadays it´s the oldest capital city of the Americas with a metropolitan area that counts around 24 million inhabitants (depending on where the limits of the metropolitan area are set). Mexico City, with its distinct mestizo culture, blending native Indian (Nahuatl) and Spanish heritages, has become one of the most dynamic and exciting cities of the world. To know Mexico you need to know Mexico City! This guided tour will take you to the historical center of Mexico City, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. Your visit will include the “Zocalo”, the heart of the city, where you will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the oldest and largest of the Americas, and the National Palace, where you can admire the famous murals of Diego Rivera. You will also see the ruins of the Templo Mayor, one of the most important temples of the Aztecs in their ancient capital city of Tenochtitlan. The Templo Mayor is thought to be located on the exact spot where the Aztecs saw the eagle perching on a cactus with a snake in its beak. This symbolized for the Aztecs that they had reached their promised land. We will also visit a crafts shop where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs. Finally, before returning to your hotel, we will take a drive down the iconic Paseo de la Reforma Avenue.

Mexico City: Downtown Instagram Walking Tour

2. Mexico City: Downtown Instagram Walking Tour

Discover four top attractions in downtown Mexico City on a walking tour dedicated to taking pictures for your Instagram account. Go to four famous, Instagrammable landmarks that will be your striking backdrops and learn about their rich history from your local guide. Head straight to your first location, the Palace of Fine Arts or the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Marvel at its Neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture on the outside, and Art Deco look on the inside — perfect for photos. Learn how the building is most famous for its murals by the famed artist Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo’s notorious ex-husband, as well as being the country’s premier venue for the arts. Make your way to your next stop: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. Located on top of the former sacred Aztec precinct, it was built in sections from 1573 to 1813 in the style of Spain’s Gothic masterpieces. Afterward, go to the National Palace at the city’s main square, the Plaza de la Constitución, El Zócalo. This site has been home to Mexico’s ruling class since the Aztec empire. In fact, much of the current building’s materials are from the original structure that belonged to Moctezuma II. Finally, head to Templo Mayor – the main temple of the Mexican people in their capital Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico City. Then, stroll through one of the major lifelines of the city's downtown are: Francisco I. Madero Avenue. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere as you browse boutiques, bars, and cafes.

Mexico City: Templo Mayor Skip-the-Line Ticket

3. Mexico City: Templo Mayor Skip-the-Line Ticket

Museo del Templo Mayor Mexico City is an enclosure that awaits vestiges of the ancient Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan with a collection of up to 7 thousand objects. This museum was created to exhibit these vestiges and complement the visit to the Archaeological Zone. It is made up of 8 rooms, to the south they are dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the Solar God of War, and to the north, to Tlaloc, God of Rain. The Temple and the Greater Temple Enclosure were the center of Mexica religious life as well as the symbol of the achievements of the Aztecs against their enemies; each temple is dedicated to a different god and walking through its walkways will make you discover more of the history of the Aztec culture.

From Puebla: Mexico City Private Guided Tour

4. From Puebla: Mexico City Private Guided Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Mexico City’s historic center on a day trip from Puebla. Wander through the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and discover the top sights with a private guide. Start your experience with hotel pickup in Puebla city. Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle as you drive to Mexico City. After around 3 hours, you’ll arrive at the Zócalo, the main square. Visit the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan, the temple of the Mexica people, and learn about its history at the museum. Continue to the cathedral, and see inside this beautiful monument. Enter the Central Mall, the Postal building, and the Church of Santo Domingo. Admire the Baroque architecture of Casa de los Azulejos, or the House of Tiles, from outside. Pass by the Palace of Fine Arts and the Teatro de la Ciudad, or City Theater. Head back to your vehicle for the return transfer to Puebla, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan

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Spectacular. My guide Ariushka took me through the most beautiful and interesting places in the Historic Center of Mexico City, while explaining the most important historical and cultural aspects. His kindness, patience and knowledge on the subject is remarkable. An unforgettable tour with many postcards to remember. Highly recommended.