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Mexico City: Market Tour

Product ID: 243817
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Explore Mexico City's surreal markets. Discover medicinal plants, mystic traditions, and exquisite flavors. Visit the oldest cantina in town and uncover forgotten art, neighborhoods and ancient architecture.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 11:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

You will be picked up from the the lobby of your hotel.

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  • Get lost in Mexico City's most surreal markets; La Merced Market and Mercado de Sonora
  • Try authentic local street food and uncover the city's folkloric charms
  • Discover ancient architecture and abandoned art work
  • Try pulque, the beverage of the gods
  • Have a beer and snacks at the oldest cantina in town
Full description
In this urban adventure you'll discover the flavors, folklore and hidden treasures of Mexico City's vibrant markets. Begin your tour at La Merced Market, where you'll experience all of its colorful culinary traditions. Get a taste for the authentic Mexican way of life, while understanding how social, economic and political issues collide with centuries old culture and traditions. Try market eateries, and learn about local modern and pre-hispanic food.

Then, uncover secrets of sorcery at Mercado de Sonora. See the diverse spiritual beliefs present in this country, as well as the natural healing traditions. Watch out for the very unique and sometimes shocking animal section. Next, wander through the oldest neighborhood in town, where the city was founded in the 14th century. Explore hidden plazas and the best taqueria in the area. Indulge in fresh tortillas and tacos. Visit ancient houses and churches, and witness the diversity of colonial architecture. Take a trip to one of the city's oldest pulquerias and experience an authentic Mexican scene, while you try traditional drinks.

Walk to the oldest cantina in Mexico and enjoy a beer while listening to traditional music. Hear the story of this bar and its role in shaping Mexico's cultural life. Witness street art and historical monuments as you walk to the last market. Decorated after the revolution by Diego Rivera's most renowned students, this one is an unforgettable hidden gem. Finish your adventure downtown on the Zocalo.
  • Metro ticket
  • Food and drinks
  • Possibility for hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please meet outside Banamex ATM (address: Col. Centro, Centro, 06000). It is right in front of a Balderas metro station exit, in the corner that has a fountain.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Please avoid wearing valuables such as jewelry
• Please wear discrete apparel and comfortable shoes
• This tour is not suitable for people with mobility impairments
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Product ID: 243817