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Gay Heritage Walking Tour in Mexico City
"Your walking tour starts in an Aztec site to know about attitudes towards the human body in the Pre-Hispanic age. After this we arrive to a square where ""sodomites"" had to face inquisition in early times. Learn about this and also know how famous men and women managed to have relationships in different historical times. You'll also pass shops with colorful display of bizzare objects handicrafts and curious corners. Then you'll walk along lovely colonial mansions some of them with the memories of elegant men and women devoted to their lovers.Finally
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"After early morning hotel pickup in Mexico City your tour starts with the 30-mile (48-km) drive north to Teotihuacan a World Heritage–listed archaeological site that dates back to 100 BC and is known as the ‘City of the Gods.’ You’ll arrive as soon as the site opens before most tour groups and visitors begin to fill up the place. With an informative guide explore the plazas murals and structures during this peaceful time of day that enhances the ancient city’s already-mystical atmosphere. Hear stories and facts about Teotihuacan’s long history and recent discoveries and see sites like the Temple of Quetzalcoatl
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"After pickup from your Mexico City hotel you will meet your guide and head to historic downtown. There you will visit the Zocalo where the Aztec empire was once seated. Learn from your guide about “The Great Tenochtitlan” which was later demolished by the Spanish conquest to build the colonial city. Admire the wonderful Metropolitan Cathedral and feel the hustle and bustle of loca head to the Palace of Fine Arts known as Palacio de Bellas Artes which is considered one of the world's most beautiful buildings. Here
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Secretaria de Educacion Publica

This building that today serves as the National Department of Education was built as a convent in 17th century. Today its attraction besides its ornate colonial era architecture are the murals painted in the 1920's by Mexico's premier muralists Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco.

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This complex was built in 1921 by the engineer Federico Mendez Rivas, on order of Jose Vasconcelos, who whised to provide this government department with a building worthy of its functions. Its interior was decorated with murals by Diego Rivera, representing scenes of Mexico's political, social and economic life panel by panel through the corridors.
The second floor, painted with 26 scenes, contains a border with the words of three famous corridos: The Ballad Of Zapata, The Agrarian Revolution Of 1910 and So Will Be The Proletariat Revolution. It also displays murals by Jean Charlot and Armando de la Cueva. Over the years, SEP's main offices have taken over several adjoining buildings, such as the former residences of the Marquises De Villamayor (1530), and of the conquerer Cristobal de Onate (1530) as well as the former customs buildings, extending along Calles Argentina and Brasil.

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Plaza Santo Domingo

I'm setting up this page in geographical order, so if you've been reading each tip so far we've been exploring the area right around the Zocalo. If you head a few blocks north of the Zocalo, you'll...
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Museo del Templo Mayor

There is an excavated area right behind the cathedral with what remains of the main temple in the Aztecs' Tenochtitlan. Next to it there is a museum with displays on history of the Aztec religion and...
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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Palacio Nacional

This baroque building on the eastern side of the Zocalo square dates back to the 16th century and was built on the site of the former Moctezuma Palace. It is to this day the residence of the Mexican...
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Torre Latinoamerica

This tower looks a bit dated, but it has the best panoramic view in Mexico City. It is 182 meters high and has 44 levels - the viewing platform can be reached from the 42nd level via a staircase....
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Bellas Artes

This beautiful, multi-domed building is Mexico's national theatre, known as Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes. It replaced a previous theatre, and was built in two stages and under two architects. The...
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