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Cultural Tours in and around Mexico City
There are various cultural tours offered in and around Mexico City that give visitors the exciting opportunity of immersing themselves into Mexico's rich history and culture. Going on these tours not only allows you to explore beautiful sights and sceneries, it will also be a thoroughly educational experience that will open your eyes to the different aspects of Mexico.

As derived from a brief survey of all the cultural tours offered by local companies, there are several key places within and around Mexico City that serve as the highlights of many of these cultural tours. Within Mexico City, two such places would be the Coyoacan district and San Angel. The former is known for its colonial past, and its rich architecture is testament to this past.

Several famous attractions within the Coyoacan district include the Frida Kahlo House, which showcase some of the famous artist's works, as well as the Leon Trotsky Museum, in honour of the famous would-be leader of the Soviet Union. San Angel, meanwhile, is also known for its intricate, traditionally Mexican architecture. Here, you can find numerous markets and galleries featuring beautiful pieces of Mexican art.

The Basilica de Guadalupe is a famous attraction within Mexica City. It is famous for the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe. It is a charming church with an architecture that will please and inspire you. San Miguel de Allende is another important historical and cultural centre in Mexico. It was established in 1542 and plays an important role on Mexico's past. Its colonial architecture and charming local markets make it a quaint and attractive place to visit.

The Teotihuacan Pyramids is also a popular tourist attraction often included in cultural tours. These are ancient Aztec pyramids whose grandeur and history will take your breath away. The archeological site of Xochicalco is also featured in many tours. It is not only an archeological site; it also used to be an important ancient town.

The world-famous Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another frequently-visited location. Here, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view ancient Mayan temples in all their restored glory. Definitely, most of the cultural tours in and around Mexico City will appeal to aspiring archeologists, historians and anthropologists.

Other cultural tours allow visitors to hop onto a train and have it bring you from one cultural highlight to another. These trips are range from four days to a week and provide you with a different option when deciding how to explore Mexico. It will also allow you to visit more far-off places such as Creel, the trade centre of the local Indian tribes, as well as Mexico's famous copper canyon.
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing holiday accommodation in Mexico and vacation accommodation worldwide.
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