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JEWISH PRESENCE IN MEXICO ©
Conquistadors to WWII
Historic Center Walking Tour

Small Group - 3.5 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $59
Sun - Fri at 10 AM - By reservation only

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Learn about the 3 main waves of arrival of the community in Mexico. The survival during the Spanish Inquisition, before Mexico became a secular country. From the arrival along the Conquistadors to World War II.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

You'll learn of the founding of Mexico next to the Great Aztec Temple, just 2 blocks from the first Shul, the first Catholic cathedral & the first Protestant church; you will hear of the arrival of the community along the conquistadors, 500 years ago, and the fateful ending of some at the stake.​ History will unravel as we share how Mexico became a pole of attraction as the economic capital of the Spanish Empire, ruling from Montana to Costa Rica & from Puerto Rico to the Philippines.

We will see the Palace of the Inquisition and discover hidden messages which persecuted heresy for 300 years. We'll talk about the Laws of Reformation that made Mexico a secular state & of the anti-Fascist resistance that got the first anti-Semitic convention, cancelled.​ We will go to the park around which the second wave of migration got established, at the end of the 19th & the turn of the 20th centuries, coming mainly from Eastern Europe & the Ottoman Empire. We will see the oldest temples standing in front of churches which used to spy on suspected non-Catholics.

We will learn of the advancement of newcomers, from tailors & seamstresses to the textile & jewelry industries which led to the establishing of Mexico's financial system, developed mainly with their capital. We end by learning of the abandonment of the temples and the moving to better areas of town.

 

WHERE YOU WILL BE

 

We will be in the Historic Center of Mexico City. We will walk from the Great Aztec Temple to Santo Domingo Plaza to the Mixcalco area.​

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • The experience's host and expert. 

  • Entrance to all open private or public locations that are mentioned and do not require reservations or tickets.

 

THE EXPERIENCE

 

On this experience you will discover 500 years of specialized history in Mexico. You will see the development of the community from their three waves of arrival to date in very significative sites.

 

STARTING AND ENDING POINTS, FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

The experience begins next door to the Great Aztec Temple. Visits do not return to the starting point. This experience ends at the corner of Justo Sierra and Loreto streets, close to Teatro del Pueblo station on Line 4N. Uber or other cars can pick you up at the end. 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

 

Local Experts: Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

Small Groups: With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

Exclusive Access: You will always have the best available perspective.

Curated Paths: Our tours follow the best routes possible for enjoying it all in the shortest distance.

Specialty Topics: Our unique collection of themes sets us apart. All our topics are carefully selected for the discerning tourist.​

High Standards and Award-Winning Experiences: Every experience is vetted for exclusive access, and some have been awarded top prices for their quality and uniqueness.

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

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.

 

GUEST REQUIREMENTS

 

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend our public experiences. 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.

 

ON SCHEDULE

 

We begin on the dot and do not wait for missing participants. Neither you nor us can be late to our next destination.

 

WEATHER

 

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.

 

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JEWISH PRESENCE IN MEXICO ©
Conquistadors to WWII
Historic Center Walking Tour

Small Group - 3.5 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $59
Sun - Fri at 10 AM - By reservation only

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