Xochimilco + Ciudad Universitaria + Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum
Our Xochimilco, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum tour offers you a day in Mexico City filled with art, color, music, as well as colonial and contemporary architecture.
Coyoacan in DF is one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Cobblestone streets, plazas, pretty well manicured gardens, as well as impressive former mansions built between the 16th and the 19th Centuries set the bohemian identity of Coyoacan Mexico. Coyoacan’s story goes back to pre-Columbian times, hence the indigenous name that means “place of coyotes” in Nahuatl.
In Coyoacan we will visit one of its most iconic museums, “La Casa Azul” which is where the world famous mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born, lived, and died. After Frida Kahlo’s death in 1954 the house, the Mexican folk art collection and her own paintings contained in it were donated by Diego Rivera, her former husband and one of Mexico's most renowned painters of all times, in order to turn the whole into a museum in Frida’s honor. Frida Kahlo’s paintings will definitely take your breath away!
On our tour we will also head to UNAM’s Ciudad Universitaria (University City) which was built in the 1950’s. Ciudad Universitaria Mexico City, or CU, as it’s commonly named, includes almost fifty institutes and faculties, plus an ecological reserve, museums, the cultural center and the central library, as well as sports facilities such as the Estadio Olimpico (Olympic Stadium) that was used in the 1968 Olympic Games and the 1986 Soccer World Cup.
One of the highlights of our stop at Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City are the magnificent murals of David Alfaro Siqueiros on the walls of the Rectorate Tower and Juan O’Gorman’s on the whole Central Library building. O’Gorman’s mural is the largest in the world and it turns the Central Library into the most representative building in CU.
In our stop on this tour at Xochimilco in Mexico City you will see a series of water canals that have existed since the pre hispanic era. What is now Mexico City used to be almost all water, hard to believe isn’t it? Jump in a "trajinera", a colorful gondola-like boat, and join a real mexican party to explore one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Mexico: Xochimilco. There will be music, flowers, dancing and singing, and there will be delicious food and drinks as well, because that is what Mexico is about, isn’t it?
Come and see why Mexico City is not only one of the largest cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most joyful and interesting ones. Coyoacan, Xochimilco, and Ciudad Universitaria have all been declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
- Round-trip transportation
- English speaking tour guid
- Entrance to Frida Kahlo Museum
- Ride on a trajinera in Xochimilco
Does not include
- Any food or beverages
- Photo or video services
- Other activities in Mexico City
- Souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes, etc.
- Any other product or service not mentioned on the inclusions list
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Additional Information / RecommendationsNotes:
- The pick-up and drop-off times depend on the location of your hotel
- Your transportation schedule is sent by email after booking
- It would be a good idea to carry some cash
- Do not bring heavy backpacks
- Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and sunglasses
- Wear warm clothes if you're visiting Mexico City in Fall or Winter
- Wear a cap or a hat
- Don't bring accesories or gadgets that are too valuable
- Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen
you have any health or physical problem please contact us before you
make your reservation so we can provide you with advice on the matter
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