"The tour and guide were absolutely amazing! In one day we saw and understood so much about Mexico City. The choice of restaurants and the numerous plazas, churches, streets and architecture we saw was phenomenal. Excellent, excellent.”
Day 1 : The Basics in Context
- 9 am: Welcome coffee and city orientation
- 10 am: Introduction to Mexico City history tour
- 1:30 pm: Lunch in historic restaurant downtown
- 3 pm: Free time for independent exploration or rest
- 5 pm: Night tour of mariachi music, tequila and mezcal culture
Day 2 Option A: Condesa and Roma in Context
- 10 am: Welcome at accommodation and transport to start point
- 10:30 am: Mexican architecture tour in Roma and Condesa neighborhoods
- 1:30 pm: Tour of Mexican markets and lunch
Day 2 Option B: Frida & Diego in Context
- 9:30am: Welcome at accommodation and transport to start point
- 10:30am: Frida & Diego Art tour (Tuesday-Saturday only)
- 1:30pm: Tour of Mexican markets and lunch
Born and raised in Mexico City, Ignacio is an architect with special interest in the urban theme and a keen focus on Mexican history. He studied landscape architecture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and graduated in architecture at the “Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey”. His interest in cities, has led him to visit countries in Europe, Asia, South America and North America, but after all, Mexico City keep being his passion. Full of colors, flavors, friends and tradition, Mexico City is the place where Ignacio can find the freshness of a contemporary city and the warmness of its ancient hometown.
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.
Natalia is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but chose Mexico as her home and her field of research. During her 'Production and Patterns' degree at SENAI/Cetiqt in Rio, much of her studies focused on arts and costume to complement her research on Frida Kahlo's clothes. She soon decided to enter a second degree in 'Costume Design and History of Arts' to study more about the Mexican muralist movement and modern art. In 2014 she officially moved to CDMX after finishing her final project on the Tehuantepec dress. While in Mexico, Natalia has worked as studio manager of Carla Fernandez, a Mexican artist and fashion designer, and has studied Mexican arts, history and literature. Alongside being a an expert guide at Context, she is pursuing an MA in History of Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where she is studying the clothing and style of Georgia O'Keeffe's, and comparing them with Kahlo's.