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Mexico City ArchiTour

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

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Mexico City Mexico Mexico private tour, personal tour
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.
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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.
  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 8 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)
Tour #: 8484
Tour Type: City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture
Transportation Method: Walking and minivan transportation (A.C. Volkswagen Transporter 2015).
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: 8
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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]
Tour in Mexico City, Mexico:
"Jonas is really a great guy. He was so enthusiastic and always ready to reply our in-numerous questions. He is very wel,..." [more]
Nikolaos Tsepetis - Dec, 2014   [view tour]
Tour in Mexico City, Mexico:
"Jonas was very knowledgeable and personable. This is not a 5 star review because we had some trouble with traffic and p,..." [more]
David Frazier - May, 2016   [view tour]
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