Mexico City ArchiTour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

8484


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (fluent), German (conversational), Portuguese (basic)

A private tour along the best architecture (classic, modern and contemporary)


Ever wondered why Mexican architecture is world famous? Discover it now! From the colonial time when Mexico City got its nickname "city of palaces", over the early 20th century art-nouveau and art-déco, to works by renowned architect Luis Barragán (Pritzker and UNESCO awards) and its followers Mathias Goeritz and Ricardo Legorreta.

Some contemporary highlights include mural art by Diego Rivera, residential and museum projects by rising star Enrique Norten and a library or fire station by Alberto Kalach.

Itinerary

This tour can be customized 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 Fenix fire station, the new Soumaya museum by Carlos Slim, UNAM CU campus, projects of Mario Pani, Teodoro Gonzalez de León, Pedro Ramirez Vasquez, Felix Candela, Enrique de la Mora, and several others.

I can rent a smaller or larger vehicle to your wish, or skip the car and take public transportation.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting 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.

Transportation

Walking and minivan transportation (A.C. Volkswagen Transporter 2015).

What’s Included

transportation, entrance fees (except Barragan houses), private guided tour

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 Extra

lunch, eventual entrance fees and foto permits in Barragan house(s)

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour of architectural masterpieces ld by Jonas was just what we hoped for. The Baragan convent, the Baragan Casa Gilardi, the library, and several other buildings helped us see how Mexico City valued great architecture, especially modernist. Jonas was knowledgable, articulate, friendly, and a good driver, all important for a long tour in this megalopolis. Thank you, Jonas.
Walter Pagel

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