Get to know the architecture of Mexico City
Imagine yourself visiting one of Latinamerica´s oldest and most historical sites; “Mexico City´s Historical Centre” currently catalogued among the 32 mexican UNESCO sites declared World Heritage.
We´ll be visiting some of the most iconic sites from the Precolumbian, Colonial and modern times, such as the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the most signigicant building in the art world of Mexico, as well as being one of the well recognized opera houses around the globe.
We´ll see the “House of Tiles” one of the most unique and beautiful buildings of the Barroque period in the XVIII century, with its facade walls covered in Talavera tiles, as well as the Art Nouveau murals that decorate the inside courtyard. We´ll walk down the pedestrian street Francisco I. Madero, where we see the St. Francis Church, the first and largest Franciscan Monastery built in Mexico City, also, the house of Agustín de Iturbide y several other palaces built in the XVIII century.
We´ll reach the Zocalo Square, with its long history, as well as being part of the centre of the Aztec Empire; “The Main Temple”.
We´ll continue our visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, interesting, not only as a church, but also due to it being the summs of the architectural styles of the Barroque as well as the Colonial art of Mexico.
We´ll enjoy a break at the restaurant El Mayor before continuing to visit the National Palace with the world famous murals by Diego Rivera and later visit the Museo del Arzobispado. Concluding our tour at the Zocalo Square.
Please Note, if time allows, we may visit the National Museum of Anthropology.