The bosque de Chapultepec is one of the most unusual green spaces in Mexico City. Get to know its secret history with this free tour, and even better it's free!
Free Tour of the Bosque de Chapultepec
The tour meets in front of the obelisk of the Angel of Independence monument. Do you know why this monolith has become a symbol of the Mexican capital? Then we'll continue our free tour around the Paseo de la Reforma, where we'll see the fountain of 'Diana the Hunter' an allegorical monument found in front of one of the most popular cinemas in the city, which also bears the name of the Roman Goddess.
Our free tour continues to the Torre Mayor, a skyscraper on Avenida Paseo de la Reforma, whose shape has become a reference point in the Mexico City skyline. Then, in front of this imposing building of glass and steel, we'll enjoy the 'Light Stele', constructed to commemorate the bicentenary of the Independence of Mexico.
Behind the Light Stele can be found the Chapultepec forest, we'll explore inside to discover its main attractions, including the Monument to the Child Heroes. This memorial pays homage to all the young soldiers who lost their lives in the battle of Chapultepec, and we'll learn more about this 1847 conflict between Mexican and United States troops by visiting the surroundings of the castle where the battle took place.
We'll finally put an end to our free tour of Chapultepec, taking in other key commemorative areas, such as the Monument to 201 squadron, paying tribute to the Mexican flying squadron who took part in the Second World War.
- It's not possible to take this free tour of Chapultepec if you are a group of more than 6 people. In this case, you should reserve a private tour of Mexico City.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. The maximum number of children per adult is three.
- The tour does not take in the inside of any of the monuments, but visits the outside.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide, expert in the history of Chapultepec.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Mexico City).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
In front of the Ángel de la Independencia (at the crossroads between Avenida Paseo de la Reforma and calle Río Tíber).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.