National Museum of History, Castle of Chapultepec

The Museum has twelve halls that present the country's historical trajectory, from the Conquest to the dawn of the twentieth century, among which stand out: Two isolated continents, The Church in time of the Bourbons, the footprints of Miguel Hidalgo, The Young Nation (1821-1867), Towards Modernity, Revolutions, The Constitutional Era, Malaquitas Hall and Viceroys Hall. It also has twenty-two halls in the area known as Alcázar, where the halls of Maximilian of Habsburg (1832-1857) and Carlota of Belgium (1840-1927), as well as President Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) are recreated. It also houses the carriages of Benito Juárez (1866-1872) and Maximiliano, and a hall that recalls the assault on the Chapultepec Castle by the American troops of 1847, among other historical events. It has one of the largest collections, it exceeds 90000 objects including paintings, drawings, engravings, prints, coins, historical flags, historical documents, weapons, clothing and accessories, as well as furniture and household goods.

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

9.00 am - Departure from the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City) to the National Museum of History (Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec s/n, San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, 11580 Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México).

4.00 pm – Departure from the National Museum of History (Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec s/n, San Miguel Chapultepec I Sección, 11580 Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México) to the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México).

Transportation: Van with driver from the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Exhibition Design. A historian from Paseos Culturales will be waiting for you. Contact: Jacqueline Correa Gutiérrez.

Suggestion: Wear comfortable shoes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We kindly ask you to remember that lunch is not included in this tour. The National Museum of History does not offer a cafeteria service. We therefore suggest you to have a good breakfast and take with you some fruit and/or energetic bar in your bag, plus water.

Duration: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

20 available places

Cost: US$20.00 per person, including transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English. Note that food/lunch is not included.

http://www.castillodechapultepec.inah.gob.mx/

 

Templo Mayor, Downtown

This museum - designed by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (1919-2013) - was created to exhibit more than seven thousand objects found during the excavations (between 1978 and 2982) in what was the Sacred Precinct of the Mexica culture. The museographic project is based on the distribution itself of the Templo Mayor, where Tlaloc, god of the rain, and Huitzilopochtli, sole deity of the war, were worshiped. Nestled in the "heart" of Mexico City, the site offers visitors the opportunity to experience Mexican vestiges through its eight halls: Archaeological Background, Ritual and Sacrifice, Tribute and Trade, Huitzilopochtli, Tlaloc, Flora and Fauna, Agriculture and Historical Archeology.

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

9.00 am - Departure from the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City) to the Templo Mayor Museum (Seminario 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Ciudad de México).

2.30 pm – Departure from the Templo Mayor Museum (Seminario 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Ciudad de México) to the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México).

Transportation: Van with driver from the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Exhibition Design. A historian from Paseos Culturales will be waiting for you. Contact: Diana Medellín.

Suggestion: Wear comfortable shoes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We kindly ask you to remember that lunch is not included in this tour. The Templo Mayor Museum does not offer a cafeteria service. We therefore suggest you to have a good breakfast and take with you some fruit and/or energetic bar in your bag, plus water.

Duration: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

20 available places

Cost: US$20.00 per person, including transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English. Note that food/lunch is not included.

http://www.templomayor.inah.gob.mx/

 

Chalcatzingo - IMPORTANT NOTICE

Thank you for your interest in the tour to Xochicalco. However, we have just learned this past Wednesday, October 18th, that the earthquake on September 19th, 2017, damaged the roads and the site is currently not accessible. We hope you will be equally interested in a tour to the archaeological zone of Morelos Chalcatzingo instead. If not, to those who have already registered, we can fully refund your ticket. We apologize for the change and hope you will still be joining us for the tour.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

9.00 am - Departure from the Geneve Hotel (Calle Londres #130, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City) to the Archaeological Site of Chalcatzingo (State of Morelos).

Duration: 9:00 am - 6 pm

40 available places

Cost: US$50.00 per person, including box lunch, transport from the conference hotel, museum entrance and tour guide in English.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcatzingo

 

SPECIAL TRIP:

Nuu Savi. Textiles of the Old Kingdoms 

Beyond the buzzing world of her cities, ancient Mexico breathes, full of stories and living history. This journey takes us there. Our Mecca is the upper Mixteca region in the state of Oaxaca. Well off the beaten track and well worth visiting, this region is home to some of the most colorful textile villages in Mexico, rare towns where the old ways of traditional fashion are alive and well. We take you inside these and other villages, introducing you to weavers, embroiderers and basket plaiters. We also will visit the ruins of the palace of Cacaxtla with its amazing murals, windows into this land a millenia ago. We spend an afternoon in the patinaed peace of a four hundred year old Spanish hacienda and we’ll peek into a Dominican monastery in the center of a fallen kingdom. But more than anything we meet people, old time artisans and creative hearts carrying forward their priceless inheritance, the woven, clay, palm voice of their rooted ancestors. Far beyond the guidebooks and tourist routes, this is a journey for textile lovers and explorers curious about how people live and what’s around the next corner.
 
Dates: November 12th - 16th, 2017
 
12 available spaces
 
Cost: US$1,750.00  
 
Includes:

• Professional bilingual guides (English / Spanish) 
• Private transportation 
• Entrance fees, tips for meals and drivers 
• 5 nights in double occupation at local 3 and 4 stars hotels 
• All activities and some meals (please click on the link to have a look at the complete itinerary) 

http://traditionsmexico.com/tours/oaxaca/org.php

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