Walking through Mexico City

Taking a walk through the city you are visiting, it’s another form of discovering a destiny. The Historical Center of Mexico City is one of a kind experience where you can stroll in the streets that tell the history of mexican culture. Discover the heart of the capital with a new perspective, hearing its sounds and observing the different architectonic styles that represent the area. The history of the city is not only showed through museums, it is also possible to listen to. One of the most characteristic sounds of Mexican culture it’s the barrel organ, a Berlin importation brought to Mexico by German immigrants in 1884. This instrument originated the Mexican tradition of “el organillero”. If you walk by the Historical Center you’ll be able to hear popular Mexican songs played in the barrel organ.


Also, you can be immersed in Mexican culture with its cultural activities. At the Historical Center you’ll find museums and expositions, as well as monuments that honor the main characters of Mexican history. If you stay at Hotel Zócalo Central or at Hotel Histórico Central, you can walk to the iconic spots in the city, such as “Palacio de Bellas Artes", "Alameda Central", or the "Catedral Metropolitana” The Fine Arts Palace, is one of the most important architectonic works in the country. With guided visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:50 and 13:20 PM and on Fridays at 12:30 and 13:20 PM. During your stay, visit this museum that showcases all year round seventeen murals from the iconic Mexican artists Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and others.  

Located next to the Fine Arts Palace you’ll find “Alameda Central” which is considered an open air museum because of the works of art it showcases. “Alameda Central” has been a part of over 400 years of the history of Mexico City.  At the ending of your tour, take a break with a cocktail viewing the “Catedral Metropolitana” at the terrace of “Balcón del Zócalo”, located on the sixth floor of “Hotel Zócalo Central”. If you’re looking for a 360° experience throughout the “Centro Histórico” of our capital, to discover the secrets of Mexico City, ask for Central Care at our Walking Tour


Travel, culture and traditions in Mexico City.