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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Palace of Fine Arts
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Metro constitution
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Constitution of 1917 – Cablebús Line 2
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palace of Fine Arts

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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Eileen 22 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Super awesome trip! Katarina was super knowledgeable and a very great leader. She made sure that we always felt comfy and were aware of all the culture around us. ☺️☺️
Leyla 21 Apr 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Me cancelaron el tour dos horas antes de hacerlo. Ademas de la decepción por no poder hacerlo, tuve que reorganizar todo mi día para poder aprovechar mi estancia el la ciudad. Ojala que no les pase lo mismo!
Anjali 18 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Interesting information on a superficial or basic level
Iracema 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Had a great time today on our tour with Kactus, she is knowledgeable and fun! She clearly explained not only where we were going but the history on when it was built and even what each stop on the metro meant (why they were named and have a symbol too). She is full of information while keeping it fun. Highly recommend her tour!
Ruth 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
The tour was super interesting as we had the chance to visit a non-touristic area we would not have discovered otherwise. Karolina provided several insights about CDMX and Iztapalapa. We very much enjoyed the cable car ride and the city views from above. Thank you so much for this enriching tour!
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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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