Coyoacán is the most bohemian neighbourhood in Mexico City, which was home to great artists such as Frida Kahlo. Get to know its history with this free tour.
Free Walking Tour of Coyoacán
Our guided tour of Coyoacán, one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in the Mexican capital, begins at the interior ticket offices in the metro station Viveros/Derechos Humanos. From here we'll head up Avenida Universidad, to the Chapel of Saint Anthony of Padua, one of the most beautiful examples of baroque architecture in Mexico.
Our free tour the continues past several important cultural institutions in the neighbourhood: the Fonoteca Nacional (dedicated to preserving the musical heritage of the country) and the National Watercolour Museum. Entry to both is free, so when the tour is over you can take a look around either at your own pace.
Our guided tour of Coyoacán then continues to the mysterious "Avacado Alley", which hides a terrible history... Then before finishing our tour of the historic centre of the neighbourhood, we'll head to the Centenary Garden to admire the architectural flourishes present on the parish church of Saint John the Baptist and discover some of the unusual anecdotes about the famous figures to have graced the area. Among those are Hernán Cortés and the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. We'll pass alongside their old houses, as your guide tells you more about their lives!
- It's not possible to take the free tour of Coyoacán if you're a group of more than 6. If this is the case you should take the 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 see the inside of any of the monuments mentioned, rather visiting them from 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.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide, expert in the history of Coyoacán.
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).
Viveros/Derechos Humanos Metro Staton
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.