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Free Tour Meet San Ángel, magical neighborhood

Your Guru: Iván
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4.3
17 ratings
  • Mexico City
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

Hello! I am Ivan Arriaga. I am historian (with master degree) and I had been tour guide since 2012. I love to show the main historical nooks of Mexico City with passion and veracity. Neither lies nor exaggerations. With me you have the warranty of kindness, quality and experience.

Hello! I am Ivan Arriaga. I am historian (with master degree) and I had been tour guide since 2012. I love to show the main historical nooks of Mexico City with passion and veracity. Neither lies nor exaggerations. With me you have the warranty of kindness, quality and experience.

About the Tour

On this tour we visit the old neighborhood of San Ángel in depth. We will know the most magical corners of this neighborhood that today has become an opulent neighborhood of Mexico City but, no less picturesque, you will discover it!
We visit the charming Chimalista c colony, which was once the orchard of the Carmelite school of San Angelo Mártir , where there are important vestiges such as the Guardian Bridge over the Magdalena River and the Chapel of the Secret.
We visit the Church of the Colegio de San Angelo Mártir where we will see the magnificent three eighteenth-century domes covered with tile that form, until today, part of the surrounding urban landscape; We will see the beautiful atrium, and the interior of the temple, where colonial paintings of religious themes stand out.
We will visit the Plaza San Jacinto , considered today as the heart of San Ángel , where we will see important buildings such as the Casa del Risco and the large house where the famous artisan bazaar is placed on Saturdays.
We visit the Temple of San Jacinto , its magnificent atrium and we will walk through the cobbled alleys of the neighborhood until we reach the old Goicoechea hacienda (today the San Ángel Inn restaurant), in front of which the architect Juan O'Gorman built the house-study of the painter Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo.
At the end, we will walk along Altavista Avenue , today an interesting street of boutiques, and the majestic streets of the Tlacopac neighborhood , part of modern San Ángel , before returning to Plaza San Jacinto, where there are enough options to continue a pleasant afternoon.
Do not miss it!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: On the stairs of the Álvaro Obregón monument, in the Parque de la Bombilla. Dressed in a blue vest with official prints

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (17)

4.3
By category
Professionalism
4.53
Fun
4.0
Expression
4.4
Quality
4.67
Route
4.47
lbunny
10 May 2022 London

2nd time a freewalking guide cancelled..I was already there today ..disgrace as was guaranteed. I m going to do it myself why didnt they let me know early this morning Everything is to their advantage They no longer care about the tourist Now I know why noone books Another conpany did same thing . Just one company did not and the guide happily came just with me!! Therefore he got an extra tip. I asked for at least a map of the route but nothing .Zero rating as I only have intermittent wifi so have wasted my time Triste

Criadero
05 Apr 2022 Junín
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Travelled alone - Mar 2022

Muy bueno, explico cada una de mis dudas de la historia del lugar además de la información sobre el mismo

Marlene
11 Mar 2022 Toronto
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022

Jim Nielson
02 Mar 2022 Toronto
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Travelled in couple - Feb 2022

Incredibly in-depth knowledge. A long tour with as much talking as walking. You will learn all kinds of history and details if you are in the mood for that!

Aida
08 Feb 2022 Mexico City
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Travelled alone - Feb 2022

Es un guía muy profesional, conoce mucho y maneja mucha información. En mi opinión, me gustaría que conectará más con el grupo e incluyera en el recorrido actividades que conecten con el barrio, sus tradiciones y estilo de vida.

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!