ISBD is working with a
local partner, Groups 2 Go, to provide a variety of touring options after the
conference. Below you will find a sneak peek at some of the exciting tours that
will be offered. As soon as we have finalized the details we will post
the information and booking instructions here. Please check back for updated
Discover the best of Teotihuacan, “City of the Gods”
Discover the best of Teotihuacán and its lesser-known gems on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City. See the UNESCO World Heritage site's top attractions including the Quetzalcoatl, Sun and Moon pyramids, as well as mural paintings and the Butterfly Palace. Visit an obsidian workshop and taste pulque and tuna products at local factories.
Early Access to Chapultepec Castle, National History Museum, National Museum of Anthropology
This tour gets you inside Chapultepec Castle, one of Mexico City’s most popular attractions before the crowds pour in. In relative tranquility, discover the castle’s 12 halls filled with royal artifacts and learn about Chapultepec’s origins as a retreat for Aztec rulers. An informative guide then takes you to the National Museum of
Anthropology, which houses the largest collection of traditional Mexican art in the world.
Beat the crowds at Chapultepec Park and enjoy one of Mexico City's top attractions in tranquility Tour the National History Museum inside the 18thcentury castle, formerly an imperial palace and presidential residence Admire murals of battles painted by famous artists like Orozco, Gorman and Siqueiros. Next, head to Mexico City’s most visited museum, the National Museum of Anthropology, also part of Chapultepec Park. Follow your guide on a 2.5-hour tour of some of the most impressive pre-Columbian and Mexican artifacts, including Olmec carved heads and the Aztec Stone of the Sun.
Historic Xochimilco Canals, Diego Rivera (Dolores Olmedo) and Frida Kahlo Museums
Travel to Xochimilco in a private vehicle. Built on the remains of an Aztec city, Xochimilco's canals and artificial islands are part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll visit the site by trajinera, a traditional barge with a flat bottom and bright designs. From there you will continue to the Museo Dolores Olmedo.
The Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. The world's most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is also a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera's companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe. At the back of the museum you will enjoy a colorful and lively exhibit celebrating Mexico's "Dia de Muertos" festivities. From here you will drive to Museo Frida Kahlo.
The Frida Kahlo Museum, also called the Blue House, provides you the opportunity to explore the artist's work more deeply and enjoy the privilege of getting to know her home. As you explore you will begin to discover the intense interrelations between Frida, her work, and her house. Located in one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in Mexico City, the Blue House was made into a museum in 1958, four years after the death of the painter. Today it is one of the most popular museums in the Mexican capital.