Mexico City History of Chocolate

Mexico City, Mexico

History and food are two huge highlights of a visit to Mexico; combine both on this tour, exploring the highlights of Mexico City's historical centre before learning of the heritage of two of Mexico's most celebrated foods, mole and chocolate.

Explore the beautiful Zocalo, Mexico City's magnificent main plaza, visiting the National Palace with its impressive murals by Diego Rivera, the Templo Mayor with its Russian-doll like Aztec pyramids and the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest church in Latin America.

After working up an appetite, stop at the famous Cafe Tacuba to learn of the heritage of 'mole' a typical Mexican dish, before enjoying a mouthwatering tasting at Que Bo, an acclaimed 'chocolateria'. Learn about the cacao which is harvested to produce these delicious sweet treats and sample delicious artisan chocolates. If you are not done salivating, visit the Chocolate Museum to learn how the cacao has formed an integral part of both sweet and savoury foods since pre-Hispanic times.

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