Mexican Folk Art Galore © 3 Museums & 1 Market
Alameda District Walking Tour
Small Group - 3 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $109 pp
Wed-Sun at 2:30 PM - By reservation only
Have fun discovering 700 years of folk art in Mexican history at some of the best museums in Mexico City's Historic Center. See the Alameda district and have the opportunity to buy some of the art at the market where this experience ends.
What You Will Do
The creative arts of native nations of Middle America will be seen through its three distinct development periods: Before the Europeans, With the Europeans and in Fully Independent Mexico.
We will visit three very special collections, those of the Franz Mayer, Kaluz and MAP museums, comprising tens if not hundreds of thousands of artistic pieces, from humble pottery to extremely elaborate and ornamental gold and silver.
We will visit the collections inside 16th century buildings for the Mayer and Kaluz museums, going into the 20th century at MAP, which took advantage of the old Central Fire Station for its venue.
After the museums, we will visit the La Ciudadela market, a market that sells handicrafts from all over the country, making this a unique place because you do not need to travel to see or acquire these beautiful folk-art expressions.
Where You Will Be
We will be in the Historic Center of Mexico City, around Alameda Park, in the Alameda district. We will walk from the park to La Ciudadela market.
What Is Included
· The experience's host and expert.
· Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
· A complimentary bottle of water or soft drink will be offered.
On this experience you will discover 700 years folk-art expanding all regions in Mexico. You will see the development of folk-art from the pre-Hispanic nations to date in three very important collections.
At the end, you will have the opportunity to admire and/or to buy handicrafts from all over the country.
Ending Point, Facilities and Transportation
Visits do not return to the starting point. This experience ends at La Ciudadela market, close to Metrobus station Juárez on Line 3. Juárez metro station is three blocks away. Uber or other cars can pick you up at the market.
Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.
Things to Keep in Mind
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Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. All experiences include a long walk, mostly under the sun, with very few restroom stops (depending on the destination). Liquids aren't allowed inside venues, please be willing to dispose of your containers.
We begin on the dot and do not wait for missing participants. Neither you or us can be late to our next destination.
This experience goes on rain or shine, please come prepared. In case of rain, we will do our best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closures of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.