Historic Mexico City, Including the Anthropology Museum

4 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $71 Per Adult (Minimum 2) / $65 Per Child

Historic Mexico City, Including the Anthropology Museum

4 Hours
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From (USD) $71 Per Adult (Minimum 2) / $65 Per Child

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      Historic Mexico City, Including the Anthropology Museum

      Mexico City, Mexico
      From (USD) $71 Per Adult (Minimum 2) / $65 Per Child
      • Downtown Mexico City: This district of the city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the heart of the city, “Zocalo,” and walk past the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the ruins of the Templo Mayor.
      • Anthropology Museum: This museum is world-renowned for its collection of famous calendar stones that the Aztec used to identify dates. You’ll also see the giant Olmec heads from the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz, and many other fascinating relics.
      • Craft shop: Spend some time browsing for fine quality souvenirs, created by local artisans and merchants.
      About This Mexico City Tour

      This guided tour will take you to the historic downtown of Mexico City, which the Spaniards built following their conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521 – making it the oldest capital in the Americas. The city sits on the ruins of the Aztec capital at Tenochtitlan, in the middle of what used to be Lake Texcoco.

      Today, the Mexico City metropolitan area is home to approximately 24 million people. The culture is distinctly mestizo, which blends Native American heritage of Nahuatl with the traditions of Spain. Mexico City is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities of the world, and to know Mexico you need to know its capital city.

      Your tour will take you through the Zocalo and several of its landmarks, as well as past the ruins of the Templo Mayor, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace. One of the most important temples of the Aztecs, Templo Mayor is rumored to be the exact site where the ancient Aztecs saw the eagle perched on a cactus with a snake in its beak. The vision was a symbol that a prophecy had been fulfilled, namely, that the tribes would find the site for a great city.

      You’ll next venture to a fine quality crafts shop for some souvenir shopping and drive down the Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, on your way to the renowned Anthropology Museum. Among the collections here are the famous Aztec calendar stones, models of Tenochtitlan, giant stone Olmec heads from the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz and many other treasures of anthropological importance.

      Historical Significance of the Stone Olmec Heads

      The Olmec people are the first civilization to develop in the Americas, according to most research. They were the first residents to construct buildings as monuments, as opposed to structures for residential or other functional use. The Olmec heads are historically important because they’re the first examples of sophisticated stone sculpture in North and South America before Columbus arrived.

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      Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.

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