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CONDESA & ROMA – FREE Walking Tour

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  • Condesa neighborhood
  • Roma neighberhood
  • Mexican gourmet tasting
Person Ages 12+

The trendiest neighborhoods: ROMA & CONDESA

The neighborhood most famous by travelers for its vibrant atmosphere full of modern Mexican food options and ample historic backround.


  • Glorieta de Insurgentes
  • Alvaro Obregon Street
  • The “Witch” building
  • Rio de Janeiro square
  • Hipodromo Condesa
  • Mexico Park
  • Amsterdam Av
  • Roma & Condesa


This tour aims to provide a historical and contemporary review of the societies that have lived in these neighborhoods, the socioeconomic impact and give a context of how life is today in these areas, exploring two famous, bohemian and luxurious neighborhoods where the predominant architecture (Art Deco), most relevant events, myths and legends will be explained, as well as the opportunity to taste some endemic input of Mexico (chocolate) and a very popular food in Mexican society such as tortas.

Best introduction to Mexico City by far Yoge

I took the Condesa and Roma tour my very first weekend in CDMX, and then the Historic Downtown tour the next. I couldn't have had a better introduction to the city. Paco was incredibly knowledgable about both areas- from the unique graffiti in the artsy Coyoacán district to detailed histories of many significant buildings in the city center. I especially loved how he linked significant events from the past to contemporary conversations. Both tours were easy to schedule and join and proved to be quality experiences. 100% recommend.

– Tripadvisor




We will start the tour, which consists of 17 stations in the Roma area and 13 stations in the Hipodromo- Condesa, giving us an estimated tour of 2 to 2.5 hours. In the first section which is the Roma we will focus more on the past, how the colonies developed, the type of life and events (legends, etc.).

During the tour we will constantly mention a certain character and period of the country. The Porfirian or Porfiriato era refers to the period in which Mexico was governed by a president who held power for approximately 30 years. With a career in the military, Porfirio Diaz was an aspirational and dreamer character, who sought to bring Mexico to the level of European cities, so he brought many technological advances to the country (1877 to 1880 and from 1884 to 1911), such as the extension of the railway system, electricity that boosted industrial development, the automobile, whose first model arrived in Mexico between 1896 and 1898 and achieved the installation of the automotive industry, the oil industry, which was the basis of the country’s economy.
The oil industry, the basis of the economy of the time. In addition, it raised and stabilized the country’s economy, which was practically bankrupt. However, the cost of these advances was reflected in social inequality, the exploitation of the peasantry and the working class, as well as the dispossession of their lands for the exploitation of the upper class.

Hipodrómo – Condesa
La Condesa, the area now occupied by this neighborhood was once part of the numerous properties of a wealthy noblewoman, the Countess of Miravalle, a faceless character (as there is not a single portrait of her), who lived in the eighteenth century in Mexico City. An area that was once home to several well-known Mexican artists of the 1940s and 1950s. Here is one of the areas where there are more trees compared to other parts of the city, the layout of the streets follows the curved delineation of the old racetrack, large parks and traffic circles are left that integrate both the automobile and the passerby in the journeys, as well as a large number of excellent restaurants, stores and galleries. One of the jewels of this part of the capital is its rich Art Deco architecture.