An Archaeologist’s World in Mexico City

Aztec ruins, colonial-era Spanish neighborhoods and relics hidden under the city.

  • (1 review)
  • Private &
  • 4 hours
  •  From $58.00 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

Indiana Jones called, and said you’ll be uncovering the secrets that lie below Mexico City in the form of ancient Aztec ruins.

Alright, not quite. But you will be joining one of our hosts, an archaeologist, to discover what happened after the Spanish conquered Tenochtitlan and renamed it, all but destroying any traces of the civilization that went before them.

Today, residents are proud of their blended Mexica and Spanish heritage and it’s evident all over the city. Visit sacred historic sites, colonial neighborhoods and an ancient barrio, among other ancient relics.

Immerse yourself in Mexico City’s culture and history through exploring Templo Mayor, Zócalo and the Centro Historico. We find it most fascinating to see how modern Mexican culture is informed by its Aztec roots, and we’re sure you’ll see evidence of it everywhere you look - now that you know where to look, that is.

Our Picks

  • Join your host (who is an archaeologist) to discover the Mexico City’s past and cultural heritage

  • See the exciting fusion of ancient Mexica and contemporary Spanish culture

  • Visit famous historic attractions like the Templo Mayor and the Centro Historico

  • Explore historic neighborhoods built in the Spanish colonial style

  • Discover the city’s ancient Aztec history as well as more recent Spanish influences

  • Get tips from your local about other historic sites to visit during your stay

  • Taste some delicious and traditional tacos, learning about their history

  • See the marvellous mix of colonial and modern architecture in downtown Mexico City

Good to know

What’s included
  • 100% private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Authentic local knowledge and insights
  • Entry to the Museum of Templo Mayor
What’s not included
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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This experience’s reviews


4 average | 1 reviews

August 2018

Ben fatto!

Volevamo fare il tour dello Zòcalo con una guida che ci spiegasse nel dettaglio tutto. Così ho cercato su internet e mi sono imbattuta in CityUnscripted e devo dire che sono stato efficientissimi. Ho inviato un paio di mail per prendere accordi e abbiamo avuto la nostra guida privata per un tour di 3 ore a piedi del centro storico per 75 dollari. Mirko, un ragazzo italiano, laureato in archeologia, che studia a Città del Messico per perfezionarsi è stato molto bravo nel condurci a spasso nel tempo tra i vari monumenti. Molto interessante, il tempio Major, che si trova adiacente alla maestosa Plaza della Constitution di epoca precolombiana, la cattedrale bellissima e tutto il resto. Bravi e bravo Mirko!

Review by Daniele e Marialuisa D

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