Cable car + Urban Art: The largest neighborhood in the city 🚡

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Kactus
Quality Verified Registered on April 10, 2019

We are a group of university students who love Mexico and enjoy sharing the history, food, traditions and local face of the country to tourists. We love to continue preparing ourselves to give excellent attention as we would like to receive it to us.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Mexico City is the 5th largest metropolis in the world. On this tour we will visit the eastern part of the city and one of the most populated neighborhoods: Iztapalapa .

This neighborhood has 1.8 million inhabitants and is surrounded by a chain of extinct volcanoes . It is also an area full of urban art and murals that can be seen from above.

We will do this tour in Cable Car 🚡 (Cablebus), the longest in the world and we will be able to observe the architecture of the houses, the layout of the streets, the volcanoes and mountains ⛰

We will visit a park with an incredible view, in addition to discovering three representative musical rhythms of the area: cumbia , sonidero and urban rock. 🎤

We will also talk about the way Mexicans lived at the beginning of the 20th century and how the eastern zone grew, the public service problems that existed for years and how they were solved, creating a very united community.

If you are interested in knowing a non-tourist area and seeing the way we live, this tour is for you.

It is necessary to bring:

  • Public transport card loaded with 29 Mexican pesos per person
  • Cash to pay for public transport and buy some things

Inconspicuous clothing is recommended. No sunglasses, hats, shorts, dresses, skirts and sandals

The space is limited due to the booths, so if you cannot attend, we request that you cancel in time so that someone else can take your place.

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  • Meeting point:
    Bellas Artes, Angela Peralta, Centro ...
    Bellas Artes, Angela Peralta, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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    See you at the Parisian-type entrance of the Bellas Artes metro (on the left side of the palace) The guides will have a green shirt and 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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Lidia 13 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Un gran tour si buscas conocer más en profundidad la ciudad y no quedarte únicamente con la zona turística. Leonardo tiene mucha información interesante que compartir
Malika 06 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
The tour was cancelled 30vminutes befire it started...i sent à message at 9h20 saying i was leaving my 9h45 i received à message saying that the tour was cancelled..i was really un happy because i was already over there... Really disapointed..with this pour service Want rely on them anymore.. Am switching to competition
Sofie 22 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Leonardo was an amazing guide. It was so nice to learn where a lot of people live in Mexico city. A lot of our questions on daily lives of Mexicans were answered. We wouldn't have gone to the area if it was not for this tour.
Alon 21 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
An interesting and informative little adventure into an area that's less visited in Mexico City. Leonardo shared a lot of information and explained the historical, geographical, social, and cultural reasons that led to the creation of Iztapalapa, its Cablebus, and its art and music. He constantly made sure that we were OK and had all our questions answered.
jorge 15 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Excelente explicación y recorrido el que realizas con Leonardo. Te pone en el contexto adecuado para entender el objetivo del tour. Sin duda lo repetiría. Leonardo es muy buen guía
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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 requires 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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