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Private Combo Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum

Private Combo Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum
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$59
Duration: 10 hours
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Have a blast on this private combo tours which will show you the culture and colors of Mexico City. Not only will you visit the famous “Blue House”(Frida Kahlo Museum),  but you will also see the majestic architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the picturesque landscapes of Coyoacan’s downtown, and the colors of  Xochimilco as you ride on a trajinera. Your tour includes a private guide and transport.

After being picked up at your hotel in Mexico City, you will head first to Coyoacán, which name in Náhuatl means “place of coyotes“.
Here, your guide will give you a brief explanation on the origins and importance of this quarter and the surroundings, and you’ll have time to walk around its streets and if you want to, have a light breakfast (at your expense). The Spanish used the area as their headquarters during the conquest of the Aztec Empire and made it the first capital of New Spain between 1521 and 1523. The village remained completely independent of Mexico City through the colonial period into the 19th century.

The borough of Coyoacan, along with its bohemian ambience and diversity of activities to do and places to visit, make its historic center a highly popular place to visit.

After soaking up the beauty of the Historic Center of Coyoacan you will visit the museum of  Frida  Kahlo,  also called  the  “Blue  House”, where  you’ll  learn all about the  intense relationship  between  Frida, her  works and  her  home. You will see some of her most important works of art and learn where she  was  born  and  also  where  she  died.  Although  after  marrying  Diego  Rivera  she  lived  in  different  places  of  Mexico City, and abroad, she always went back to her old house in Coyoacan. Diego Rivera stated in his will that the home had to be donated, as well as all its contents, in order to turn it into a museum to honor Frida's life.

The museum contains a collection of artwork by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and other artists along with the couple’s Mexican folk art, pre-Hispanic artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, personal items, and more. The collection is displayed in the rooms of the house which remains much as it was in the 1950s. It is the most popular museum in Coyoacán and one of the most visited in Mexico City. Additional to the contents in the house, you can watch a short video to get a better idea of the painter's point of view on life. It's also worth taking a small walk across the garden, completely enclosed by the four sides or wings of the structure. Its structure is divided by a stepped pyramid, a fountain, and a reflection pool. 

After getting acquainted with Frida's life, the tour continues towards one her favorite places: Xochimilco, or the place of flowers.
Here, not only will you get information on its origins, going back to the pre-hispanic times, but you will also you enjoy a ride on a trajinera, a traditional boat of the area.

After the ride, you’ll have spare time to walk around the crafts market or try the delicious food sold on the surrounding area. The last stop is Ciudad Universitaria where your guide will explain to you about the murals of Rectoría and the Central Library  belonging  to  the  main  campus  of  National University. Your tour ends with your hotel drop-off.

Have a blast on this private combo tours which will show you the culture and colors of Mexico City. Not only will you visit the famous “Blue House”(Frida Kahlo Museum),  but you will also see the majestic architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the picturesque landscapes of Coyoacan’s downtown, and the colors of  Xochimilco as you ride on a trajinera. Your tour includes a private guide and transport.