- 7 hours
- A comprehensive and expansive view into the history and culture of Mexico City with stops in the Historic Center and modern neighborhoods
- Led by a local scholar specializing in history, art, or architecture
- Bellas Artes Museum, Zócalo, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Condesa Neighborhood, and Roma Neighborhood
- Templo Mayor
- Metropolitan Cathedral
- Bellas Artes Museum
- Roma Neighborhood
- Condesa Neighborhood
Born and raised in Mexico City, Julio Pastor is a proud pedestrian of his native city. He completed a BA in Fine Arts at UNAM. In 2008, he moved to the Netherlands where he completed his MFA, specializing in the Urban Landscape. After seven years, he returned to Mexico and turned the focus of his art production to the city that he roams every day. His art production is thoroughly inspired on what he encounters during his everyday walks, but also by a great deal of reading on topics related to architecture and urbanism. When not working at his art practice, Julio can be found teaching undergraduate drawing courses in the architecture department at the Universidad Iberoamericana, or enjoying the city with his wife and two children.
Diego is a Mexican architect born in Mexico City. He studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana and spent a year studying abroad in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, where he focused on the History of Architecture and Bioclimatics. As his professional internship, he participated in the construction of Mexico City’s highest skyscraper, Torre Reforma, as well as in the development and design of new areas in Bosque de Chapultepec. Currently, he divides his time between his work as a Context guide and as a member of one of the country’s top architectural design firms. Diego is known to be an avid city explorer. He is street smart with a great knowledge of the different areas in town. He has a great passion for culture, history, art, architecture, and food and he hopes to answer questions and enhance the experience of Mexico City for visitors.
Mariana was born and raised in Mexico City. She received a Master's in History from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mariana is a member of the research group Women's Writings, at the Research Institute of University and Education, whose mission is to rescue Mexican women’s writings from the 16th to the 20th century through editing and publishing. Mariana has a passion for learning and rethinking the past through different sources that help imagine history in unexpected ways. She has taught history to middle school and high school students. Her other passions include reading, writing, and photography. Mariana is also co-creator and editor of the online magazine Pluvia, a space for inspiration, creativity, and conversation.
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