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Born in Puebla City and raised in Mexico City, I grew up fascinated by all the impressive old buildings and history that surrounded me. Since I was a child I knew I wanted to become an archaeologist. I loved going to the museums and archaeological sites near my house. Once in archaeology school, I developed an interest for ancient buildings (prehispanic and colonial architecture are my main fields of research) so I decided to study architecture too. Then I got a nine-to-five job as an architect but I felt my life was lacking something so I quit and started doing walking tours in Mexico City (nowadays I combine both jobs). I truly enjoy showing everybody the beauty and quirks this place has. Making friends on the way has been a bonus reward.
Born in Mexico City, I am a total history buff. I’m interested in my country’s history, especially in Mexico’s everyday life. I think society needs to know the past to understand their present. One of my dreams and plans for my future is to become a teacher. I worked in the National Museum of History (Castillo de Chapultepec) and that’s when I realized my passion for being in front of a group talking about Mexico’s past and present. Working in tourism is a terrific opportunity because I can talk about my beautiful country, meet people from all over the world, and walk in the streets of Downtown admiring the antique buildings that show history is alive in every corner.
I was born in Mexico City and from a young age my dad always taught me the importance of respecting our roots and culture. This is why a lot of my memories as a kid involve my dad taking the family on a short trip to Teotihuacan (pyramids), or visiting the Anthropological Museum and Modern Art Museum on the weekends. I love learning about ancient civilizations, especially the Mesoamerican. I remember being 12 years old and going every weekend to either a museum, an exposition, parks, or archaeological sites near my home. There’s actually a pyramid 15 minutes away from my parent’s house, so it was amazing! I’m so happy to have been born in such a great city.
History, art, and architecture are my main passions but I also enjoy painting, sketching and writing once in a while. You’ll never see me without my notebook and a pen! I’m also a museum lover so if you need a companion, I’m in. Teaching is another one of my interests; I was an assistant professor for a year and I would gladly do it again. I think you can make an impact on how people perceive something if you explain it with enthusiasm.
I love traveling anywhere I can. I’ve been to most of the center and southern part of my country and my favorite places were those with lots of history. Another one of my passions is going to museums. I live in the city with the second most museums in the world so I try to visit a different one every time I get the chance. Although, if I am being honest, I’ve visited my favorite museums many times since they showcase different and amazing exhibitions. I love listening to music, dancing and theater. And last but not least, I like spending time with my family; they support me and have taught me the most important lessons. I enjoy laughing with my people!
Of course, I love History as it’s my profession. My second biggest passion is music, but I also love drawing, painting and simple things like walking around the streets with good company. To read a book, coffee in hand, sitting on a bench in Manuel Tolsa Square, is something I really enjoy. As a social scientist, I always like watching and analyzing the several social movements in my country and around the world. But what I really love is having the chance to talk about all of that and share all of my passions during the walking tours with people from all over the world.
Let’s face it, being an archaeologist means I have a tiny Indiana Jones living inside me so I would love to explore Egypt someday, from Alexandria to Abu Simbel. I think I will never stop being amazed by all the monuments built by mankind and how they are still standing.
I would be really happy to go back to Europe. I was there for a really short time and I did not have enough time to visit the many places on my bucket list. In Mexico, I wish to travel to the north, aboard the "El Chepe" train, one of the most famous destinations in Mexico!
Degree in Archeology
Degree in Architecture
Two years of experience doing walking tours
Degree in History by UNAM
One year doing walking tours
Degree in History
Two years doing walking tours
Lovely people. Very friendly and knowledgable.
November 10th, 2018 Report ⚐
Violeta was our tour guide and she was spectacular. Her education and background mixed with her love and passion for the history made this tour that much more satisfying. She was very energetic, friendly, and informativr with the group. I would absolutely recommend this tour along with Violeta as the guide.
January 22nd, 2019 Report ⚐