Mexico City tours illuminate many different sides of the culture of the capital city. A Mexico City sightseeing tour can be spread over many days, so if you are thinking about spending only a day or two in the city, think again. History buffs will be fascinated by the relics of the ancient Aztec civilization, as well as symbols of more recent events in history, including the Mexican Revolution. A tour of Mexico City will almost always begin in the Centro Historico, the historic center of the city, where some of the most stunning architecture and attractions are located.
No matter what your hobby or interest is, there are Mexico City tours to expose you to this side of the country. Art-lovers could spend weeks enjoying the offers of Mexico City. Two names have recently brought a lot of attention from the art world to Mexico City: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The best part about an art tour of Mexico City is that you will be exposed not only to the paintings of these great artists, but you will be exposed to their lives as well. The Frida Kahlo Museum is located in the artist’s former home, where she entertained historical figures such as Leon Trotsky. Visiting this museum is a history lesson as well a lesson in surrealist art.
A significant portion of any Mexico City sightseeing tour can be art-based. For more of Kahlo and Rivera, check out the Dolores Olmedo Museum. A friend of the artists, Olmedo collected significant pieces over time. The Museum of Modern Art is another spectacular option and will expose visitors to a much greater variety of Mexican artists. If all the art piques your interest in Mexican history, be sure to visit the National Museum of Anthropology. Fascinating exhibits of the Aztec Civilization as well as other ancient civilizations make this one of the most popular museums in the city.
There are also Mexico City tours that are history-based. If you leave the Museum of Anthropology curious to learn more about the Aztecs, take the time to explore Templo Mayor, part of the ruins of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. Besides the archaeological ruins, there are also tours and a museum available that will explain what artifacts and relics have suggested about these mysterious people. Another interesting site to explore, though it is a bit outside of Mexico City, is Teotihuacan, where you can see the famous Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon with your own eyes.
Wondering where to start for your Mexico City sightseeing tour? A walking tour in the Centro Historico should begin in the Zocalo, or main square, and continue on to see attractions including the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Metropolitan Cathedral, Palacio Nacional, and maybe even the Plaza Garibaldi to listen to some Mexican Mariachi music. A tour of Mexico City with a guide may help you to make the most of your time in the capital city, as hearing interesting anecdotes along a one or two hour walking tour will help you to secure a deeper understanding of the significance of historical attractions than you could achieve by exploring independently.