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Aztec History in Mexico City

By Viator, February 2018

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Founded in 1325 as Tenochtitlán, the seat of the mighty Aztec Empire, Mexico City boasts a rich history. Today the modern city is dotted with impressive Aztec ruins. Here are your options for tours of Aztec history in Mexico City.
 
Highlights 
  • Admire historic monuments such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Zócalo, and the National Palace on a sightseeing tour of Mexico City.
  • Discover Mexican culture past and present by combining a tour to the Teotihuacan pyramids archaeological site with a visit to the city’s markets, dinner with a local family, or a handicrafts workshop.
  • Cruise around the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco on a traditional trajinera, a kind of gondola.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Aztecs on an overnight hike to Iztaccihuatl volcano, Paso de Cortes, and the Valley of Mexico from Tlalmanalco.
  • Learn more about Mexico’s Aztec history and the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán from an expert archaeologist guide.
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience on a private or small-group tour.

Top Aztec Sites
Just outside of Mexico City, the sizeable Pyramids of Teotihuacan are a magnificent sight, and tours are often combined with nearby attractions such as the Hanging Gardens of Xochimilco, Lake Texcoco, and the Shrine of Guadalupe for a deeper look at Aztec culture and history. Back in the city, visit Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district; see the Templo Mayor (Main Temple); then explore Chapultepec Park, where the National Museum of Anthropology houses remnants of the Aztec city including the Aztec calendar stone—you’ll get deeper into the history and artifacts with a guide.

Tours & Tickets

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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe, Mexico City, null
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe

4.5 star rating: Recommended 735 Reviews

Experience the ancient City of the Gods on a visit to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Your full day guided tour will highlight the complexities of ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Teotihuacan Pyramids Private Day Trip with Archeologist from Mexico City, Mexico City, Archaeology ... 
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Teotihuacan Pyramids Private Day Trip with Archeologist from Mexico City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

Visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan – a UNESCO World Heritage site – on this private tour from Mexico City with an expert archeologist guide. As you ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.50
Mexico City Sightseeing Tour, Mexico City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 173 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Mexico City on a city tour offering something for everyone. Whether you're passionate about history and art, or just yearning for ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family, Mexico City, ... 
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Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Leave Mexico City behind on a small-group tour to the ancient Teotihuacan Pyramids. Meet the locals in the typical Mexican town of San Martin de las Piramides, ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00
National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide, Mexico City, Day Trips
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National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: Admission and Guide

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Piece together the past on this half-day tour of one of Latin America’s most significant museums – the Museum of Anthropology and History. Meet your guide in ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.00
Xochimilco and National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Cultural Tours
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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 54 Reviews

Drift through the magnificent floating gardens of Xochimilco in a colorful ‘trajinera,’ a flat-bottomed boat characteristic of this unique agricultural region. ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Mexico City by Night Sightseeing Tour, Mexico City, Day Cruises
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Mexico City by Night Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

See the most important monuments in Mexico City on a sightseeing tour by night. You will visit Zocalo, where the Aztec empire was once seated plus stroll ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.00
Mexico City Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacán, Mexico City, Night Tours
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Mexico City Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacán

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This full-day tour of Mexico City’s markets and Teotihuacán gives you special insight into history and local cultures. An in-the-know guide whisks your ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.00
Mexico City Half-Day Tour with Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Archaeology Tours
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Mexico City Half-Day Tour with Museum of Anthropology

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit and know the wonderful historical downtown of Mexico City with its most important sites such as National Palace, Zocalo, Aztec Major Temple and much ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Acolman-Teotihuacán-Plaza of the Three Cultures- Craft Workshop, Mexico City, Half-day Tours
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Acolman-Teotihuacán-Plaza of the Three Cultures- Craft Workshop

Enjoy an historic panoramic tour of Plaza de las Tres Culturas Admire the Teotihuacán Pyramids and its extention Discover art in a handicraft ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.00

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