Walking Tour - Impressive murals in Historical Center of Mexico City

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Stop At: National Palace (Palacio Nacional), Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala Zócalo, Mexico City 06060 Mexico

In this tour, you will know the historical and architectural trajectory of this great monument and you will be able to appreciate the murals of Diego Rivera, knowing their historical and cultural meanings.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City Mexico

The old National...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: National Palace (Palacio Nacional), Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala Zócalo, Mexico City 06060 Mexico

In this tour, you will know the historical and architectural trajectory of this great monument and you will be able to appreciate the murals of Diego Rivera, knowing their historical and cultural meanings.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City Mexico

The old National Preparatory School is the birthplace of Muralimso. Here is La Creación, the first mural by Diego Rivera. The piece decorates the amphitheater of the Old College of San Ildefonso, where he would meet for the first time a teenager named Frida Kahlo.

Stop At: Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, Calle Republica de Argentina 28, Mexico City 06000 Mexico

Diego Rivera was chosen to decorate the walls of the former ex-convent of the "Divino Verbo", converted during the government of Álvaro Obregón del Divino Verbo, converted during the government of Álvaro Obregón into the Secretariat of Public Education.

We enter the Patio de los Trabajos. It is impossible to find a space free of paint; Rivera occupied everything. In fact, from floor to ceiling he expressed his interpretation of our pre-Hispanic heritage, the distribution of land and the dignified treatment of workers and peasants. There are more than 150 murals.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Palacio de Bellas Artes, Avenida Juarez y Eje Central s/n Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06050 Mexico

Shortly before the inauguration of the majestic Palacio de Bellas Artes in 1934, several Mexican muralists with international recognition received the official commission to paint on the walls of said enclosure.

This building, which stands intact on Juarez Avenue in the Historic Center of the city, is the maximum house of artistic and cultural expression in Mexico City.

It is a space that accommodates exhibitions, dance shows, plays and more. Its museum, which opened at the same time as the building, was the first museum in Mexico. And undoubtedly the most important works of this place, are the murals that adorn the walls, and that were run by different Mexican artists.

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Important Details

Not Included
  • Entrance ticket to Palace of Fine Arts (4usd)
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket to Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso (4usd)
Departure Point
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de la Constitución S/N, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Return Details
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Av. Juárez S/N, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There are 4 emblematic places that this tour considers to enjoy the muralist movement, of which 2 buildings are entered depending on the day of the week. From Tuesday to Friday it includes a visit to the National Palace and the Secretary of Public Education (or the Colegio San Ildefonso if you request it at the beginning of the Tour). On weekends we visit the National Palace and the Palace of Fine Arts.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Reviewed: March 9, 2020

Lena B

The tour to some of the beautiful murales of Mexico city was excellent! Balaam is a great guide! I happened to be the only participant of the tour that day but he showed endless motivation to introduce me to these wonderful pieces of mexican art. We visited the National Palace and the Palace of Fine Arts and Balaam explained the paintings to me with detailed knowledge of the historic context in which they were created and of the Mexican history in general. Highly recommended!