40th ARC 2005ITAM


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Tourism and culture in Mexico City




Folk ballet



August in Mexico City is in the rainy season. Mornings can be sunny and it often rains in the afternoon. Daytime highs are typically 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 oC).


All the tours will be in air-conditioned buses with an English speaking guide. If you are interested in one or more of the following tours, please register with Tercy Tur (the conference travel agency): e-mail: tercyt1@prodigy.net.mx

1. Pyramids and Basilica
(Thursday - 6 hours approx.) Minimum of 25 persons required. USD$ 25.00 per person.

Visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe and to the pyramids of Teotihuacán. We will visit the spectacular ruins of the Teotihuacán Culture, prevalent in the Valley of México from approximately 200 B.C. to 700 A.D. It is said that at one time it was the sixth largest city in the world. The site includes the Sun and Moon Pyramids, the Avenue of the Dead and the Ciudadela.

Includes entrance to the museum and to the pyramids

2. Xochimilco and Dolores Olmedo Museum (Friday - 5 hours approx.) Minimum of 25 persons required. USD$ 35.00 per person.

The floating gardens of Xochimilco are one of Mexico City's many "Must Do" attractions. The ancient floating gardens have been around for about 700 years and still operate, basically the same, as they did in Aztec times. Xochimilco used to be in the outskirts of the city but has now become incorporated into the built up areas; in spite of this, the gardens still maintain their provincial atmosphere. The Dolores Olmedo museum hosts one of the best collections of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Includes trip and lunch in "trajinera" (brightly painted boat decorated with flowers) and entrance to the museum.

3. Historic Center (Saturday - 6 hours approx.) The tour is on foot. Minimum of 25 persons required. USD$ 42.00
per person.

Mexica art can be seen on the ruins of the Templo Mayor (The Great Temple), the site where the monolith of the goddess Coyolxauqui was found. Baroque, neoclassic and other styles of art that were combined with the indigenous styles during the colonial period to create an architecture that is quite unique in all the world, can also be seen. Works such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, palaces, mansions and an endless number of sober, sumptuous churches adorn the central area of the city now called the Historic Center.

Includes entrance to the National Art Museum, Templo Mayor, and other interesting buildings. Lunch at Café Tacuba.

4. Folkloric Ballet. (2 1/2 hours). USD$ 50.00. Only Wednesday at 20:30 and Sunday at 9:30.