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Mexico City Architour

The best architecture in Mexican history (colonial and/or modernist buildings)

 
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Mexico City Mexico Mexico private tour, personal tour
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Ever wondered why Mexican architecture is world famous? Discover it now! You can either opt for a general overview starting with a short downtown walk, where you understand where Mexico's colonial nickname "city of palaces" come from. The Alameda park offers a fusion of the last three centuries, including a modern complex by architect Legorreta. From there we can continue by car or public transport to see more contemporary highlights around the downtown area, such as works by Diego Rivera, Luis Barragán, Legorreta, Enrique Norten or Alberto Kalach.

We can also focus on the 20th and 21st century from the start, to cover most of the city by car, sampling the works of architect Luis Barragán, whose work earned Pulitzer and UNESCO awards, and other influential modern architecture in Santa Maria La Ribera, Condesa Art Déco, San Angel and the UNAM University Campus or CU (UNESCO Heritage).
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  Itinerary:
As described in the introduction, you have the possibility to customize according to your interests (period, style, architect. . . ).
Possibilities of modern buildings to include in the itinerary: Legorreta's Plaza Juarez and Camino Real, Rivera's Tlaloc statue and underwater mural, Barragan's houses, chapel and Pedregal development, El Eco by Matthias Goëritz, the Chopo Museum, the Vasconcelos Library by Alberto Kalach, the Condesa area with splendid Art Déco and new developments by Enrique Norten et al. , the Fenic fire station, the new Soumaya museum by Carlos Slim, UNAM CU campus with MUAC museum and Espacio Escultórico, projects of Mario Pani, Teodoro Gonzalez de León, Pedro Ramirez Vasquez, Enrique de la Mora, and several others.

We start the first hour with a downtown walking tour if you want an overview of colonial architecture, before taking car transport to the other parts of choice in the city, , or we focus on modernist architecture from the start.
  Where and When:
Meet up location: Meeting point at the central square (Zocalo), at the Cathedral's main entrance.
End location: Hotel
Duration: 7 hours
To avoid most traffic on weekdays, starting tour at 10 am and ending at 5 pm is ideal. If leaving earlier or later, add up to one hour.
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TOUR PRICE:  (duration 7 hours)
(max 5 people)
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  Estimated Local Cash Needed:
200 pesos - for lunch and drinks; with eventual entrance fees in Barragan's houses this can increase to 600 pesos
  What's Included:
transportation, entrance fees (except Barragan houses), private guided tour
  What's Extra:
cost of transportation from hotel to meeting point, lunch, eventual entrance fees and foto permits in Barragan house(s)
  Details:
Tour #: 8484
Tour Type: City
Transportation Method: Walking and minivan transportation (A.C. Mitsubishi Grandis 2007).
Activity Level: Light
Friendly: No.
Kid Friendly: No.
Language(s): English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (fluent), German (conversational), Portuguese (basic) explanation
Maximum travelers: 5
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Tour in Mexico City, Mexico:
"The tour Jonas organized for us was not only the best architectural tour, but one of the best tours of any kind that I ,..." [more]
Manuel Gitterman - Apr, 2012   [view tour]
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