The Real Mexico City: Visiting a Non Touristy Neighborhood

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Diego
Quality Verified Registered on December 07, 2022

Hi, I'm Diego, a tour guide in Mexico City and in Wroclaw, Poland, for 6 years. In 2016 I was nominated for Citizen of the Year in Mexico for my work as an activist in the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood. I love to show the charm of a city and the most unknown part by tourists.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Do you think that CDMX is something more than Roma, Condesa, city center, or Coyoacán? Do you want to go to a real neighborhood in Mexico City? Then this tour is for you.
We will be walking through the emblematic, traditional, and oldest neighborhood of the city, the hidden gem of Mexico City: Santa María la Ribera. 
This is a tour of an unconventional and non-touristy place. You will get a taste of the real Mexico City and see how mexicans really live. A tour for professional tourists. A tour without filters, where you will see the best and the worst of the city.
We will visit the largest library in Latin America, we will see beautiful churches, and museums and will experience real life in the city, going into the streets, houses, and parks.
You will be accompanied by a local bilingual guide, with more than 30 years of living in the place.
Tour is not suitable for kids, teenagers or reduced mobility people.

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  • Meeting point:
    C. Dr. Enrique González Martínez 10, ...
    C. Dr. Enrique González Martínez 10, Sta María la Ribera, Cuauhtémoc, 06400 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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    We'll meet outside Museo Universitario del Chopo. This is at Enrique González Martínez 10. Two blocks from the Revolución metro and metrobus station. You will identify me because I will have an open pink umbrella.

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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Teresa 01 Apr 2023
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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Diego Can’t say enough good things about this tour with Diego… he is so knowledgeable, and personable, and the tour is such a great mix of historical details and insights into present-day Mexico City. I’m really impressed with how he has designed the route in a way that’s so enjoyable and also conveys so much.
Mike 31 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Diego was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. The tour had a good blend of art, history, and culture. It was definitely what I expected from a different side of CDMX!
Luna 31 Mar 2023

Diego was a great tourguide! He walked us around town for 3 hours, told us so many great stories and fun facts, and let us try a Mexican fermented drink, which was delicious! He was very interactive, and he was very proud of his city, which was fun to witness. Great great tourguide, I would recommend everyone to do a tour with him!!
Karima 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Amazing tour with Diego !!! Extremely interesting. We went through unsual places, closer to the mexican culture, with a local guide who gave us many information and took the time to explain us everything and answer our questions (we had a 3 hours tour). Thanks a lot Diego 🙏🏼 I strongly recommend this tour, with Diego !
Tina 16 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
If you are a traveller and not a tourist this is a must !
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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