Mexico’s national capital, Ciudad de México, is a sprawling city which covers approximately 1,485 km² and sits an an elevation of 2,240m. It is regarded as its own federal state and the population at the last census in 2015 recorded nearly 9 million people living in the city! Best to avoid rush hour if you can…
Located in the Basin of Mexico, the city lies on what was once Lake Texcoco and experiences frequent seismic activity due to its proximity to several active volcanoes on the Ring of Fire. Historically, evidence of human occupation in the area has been dated to the 10th century BC, but its most famous inhabitants are probably the Aztecs or Mexica.
In more recent history, the capital obviously played an important part in Mexico’s bid for independence and political revolution movements, but it has also become a playground for aspiring artists, having once been called home by the muralist Diego Rivera and his student-turned-artist wife Frida Kahlo. Their homes and studios have become must-see attractions in the Coyoacán area and draw thousands of visitors each year.
Whilst one tour or one visit is not enough to cover and show everything this great capital has to offer, both our tours hope to give you a taste of the rich and diverse areas of this city and hopefully give you the confidence to come back and explore it at a greater depth!