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Are you travelling to Mexico and thinking how to entertain yourself during the visit? Then join us on a perfectly tailored tour around one of the most famous and hip areas of the city – Coyoacan!
Discover the colonial history of Mexico in this unique tour! Accompanied by a professional guide, stroll through the Coyoacan district where you will have a chance to uncover the secrets of this beautiful country.
During this walking tour you will get a chance to explore the following landmarks:
Coyoacan district: Before a small village, today a “historic centre” of Mexico City. The name comes from Nahuatl and means “place of coyotes,” when the Aztecs named a pre-Hispanic village on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco which was dominated by the Tepanec people.
Coyoacan market: Also called Mercado de Antojitos Mexicanos, situated just a couple blocks north of the main plaza in Coyoacán. It is one of the largest wholesale food markets in the world, responsible for handling around 20% of the food supply for the entire country
Hernan Cortes house: Also called the palace of Cortes, it was built back in 1526 in gothic mudejar style, and is the oldest conserved colonial-era civil structure in the continental Americas.
Parroquia de San Juan Bautista: Baroque church and former convent founded early in Cortes' 16th-century conquest of Aztec Mexico.
House of Octavio Paz: It was a Mexican poet and diplomat, was awarded the 1981 Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature.