Chicago: Murals & Architecture of Pilsen Walking Tour
Visit the only National Museum of Mexican Art in the US and learn about the history of Mexico through its art
View and interpret a variety of murals throughout Pilsen,both painted and tile mosaic
Sample Mexican pastries in a local panaderia
Visit the only Catholic church with a stained glass window of Christopher Columbus
Learn the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Discover the historic Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago on a walking tour of the murals, local architecture, and history of the immigrants who settled in the 19th century from Germany, the Czech Republic and Bohemia. Experience the heart of Mexican Chicago.
Originally settled by German and Irish immigrants, who came to work in the factories and infamous union stockyards, Pilsen was later named by the Czechs and Bohemians that followed. In the 1950s the neighborhood became a center for Mexican immigrants, and today Pilsen and Little Village to the west are the heart of Mexican Chicago!
During the tour you will discover Harrison Park, center for festivals and parades throughout the year. It is also the location of the National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts, the only Latino museum in the US accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Interpret murals throughout the neighborhood, and visit the 19th-century church of St. Pius V. Explore the National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts, view a fine array of interesting architecture that is reminiscent of old Eastern Europe, but infused with a Mexican flare. Go to charming local shops, and pop into a Mexican panaderia.
• Walking tour of Pilsen in Chicago
What's Not Included:
• Mexican pastries
Good to Know:
• Tours are conducted rain or shine. A Chicago walking tour can cover several miles so wear comfortable shoes to ensure a relaxing and pain-free experience
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