Free tour

Free Tour Meet San Ángel, magical neighborhood

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Iván
Quality Verified Registered on February 04, 2021

Hello! I am Ivan Arriaga. I am historian by the University of México with master degree and I had been official 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.

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Tour description

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!

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  • Meeting point:
    Parque de la Bombilla, Avenida de la ...
    Parque de la Bombilla, Avenida de la Paz N/A, Chimalistac, Álvaro Obregón, 01070 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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    On the stairs of the Álvaro Obregón monument, in the Parque de la Bombilla. Dressed in a blue vest with official prints

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Fernando 22 Apr 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
El tour original era para el sábado, lo cambió el GURÚ para el domingo Hace una semana lo reservé para e domingo lo cambió el GURÚ para el sábado Llevé más de 30 tours con GURUWALK nunca había tenia una experiencia tan poco profesional como esta !!!!
Sergi 21 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Visita muy recomendable!
Kerrie 07 Jan 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Can not recommend Ivan highly enough. He is an intelligent, interesting man with a broad historical knowledge of San Angel and Mexico. San Angel is a fascinating and very pretty barrio. This was a wonderful walk, thank you for your time Ivan.
Kate 02 Dec 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
I’ve been on quite a few walking tours in the last few weeks and this one was really great. The level of knowledge and passion for the subject was very high. Additionally, I thought the route picked out was very thoughtful and flowed really well. I learned a lot!
Mauricio 17 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Muy buen explicación por parte de Ivan
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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