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La Merced Walking Tour in Mexico City

La Merced Walking Tour in Mexico City
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$100
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Discover the best hidden treasure of the city as you visit La Merced. This is a neighborhood of trade where past and present converge in the most surreal ways. Your tour includes a professional guide.

In the heart of the city, just behind the National Palace is one of the richest, most contrasting, and understated neighborhoods of the city. Forty percent of La Merced’s buildings have been declared World Heritage (UNESCO).

The trade district “Merced” is a true melting pot where myth and reality converge, where trade dictates human relations while subordinating to the Holy Death (La Santa Muerte). This neighborhood marked the borderline between the Spanish and the native cities and housed the first secular institutions of New World -granaries and whorehouses- Here tolerance and diversity have developed a la par with trade and the diversification of products.

If you want to experience what André Bretón meant when saying that Mexico is the most surrealist place in the world, you can’t miss this walking tour.

Discover the best hidden treasure of the city as you visit La Merced. This is a neighborhood of trade where past and present converge in the most surreal ways. Your tour includes a professional guide.