Marie Claude de BillyCanada
Great tour of the Barragán houses with Hector! Hector is very knowledgable. Great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marie Claude. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to see you again and to have the chance to meet your relatives. A lovely morning! Best regards. Hector
Alfred BormUnited States
I had waited for years to see a "big-league" corrida at the Plaza México. It was a great experience, even though the performances of the toreros and the toros didn't seem really top-drawer to me. Hector's arrangements for seat selection and transportation worked perfectly. I was entirely satisfied with the experience I had been anticipating for so long. I was surprised that the Plaza looked a little shabby, no doubt an indication of the decline in popularity of the corrida.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alfred. It was a great experience! Thanks to you, I found again "la fiesta" aside to the terrible pain inflicted to bull, which I truly regret, the show is baroque even under the light of an over casted sky, a gallant show of light and shadows, music and drama with outbursts of laughter and no doubt humor, although many times dark. Thank you!
Ken TerryUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ken. Thank you for your rating.
Barry SchillerUnited States
Hector was an excellent guide full of knowledge regarding Barragan . He answered questions with great clarity and provided details regarding Barragan's architectural style. Hector suggested a terrific place for cafe and snack in between the two properties. He willingly shared general info about Mexico City and also had a great sense of humor. I will definitely schedule a future tour with Hector when I return to this great city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barry. Thank you so much by your great review. I truly enjoyed the company of all of you. I was truly and gladly surprised by how fast you adapted to chaotic Mexico City, you even had your metro card!. I hope to see all of you again in MC in the future, meanwhile enjoy glorious Chelsea!
Suzanne FlapanUnited States
So I did didn't carefully read your description. Know you will be traveling by taxi and paying for travel and various fees. All were reasonable. Hector was sophisticated, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The Barragan tour was remarkable, and enhanced by Hector's narrative. We highly recommend it! It's the way to experience some amazing Mexican treasures in a way that would be impossible on your own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Suzanne.Thank you so much for your review. It was pleasure to tour the Gilardi and Barragan homes with all of you and enjoy your company. Best regards. Hector
Hector is an intelligent, engaged and opinionated Mexico City guide. He organized us well, kept us moving and thinking, and created a varied and exciting day including sites that we were unaware of, such as Luis Barragan's Chapel for the Carmelite nuns and Diego Rivera's Water Box. When the tour was over, Hector generously recommended interesting destinations for further exploration. I hope to enlist his expertise again soon. We had a wonderful day, thanks to you, Hector!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Monica, thank you so much. I truly enjoyed the tour, I hope to see you again. Regards. Hector
Judith RichardsonUnited States
This was a great tour. It would have been very difficult to arrange this agenda for ourselves. At the Barragan home, Hector translated the Spanish tour, and at the Rivera site in the park, his knowledge of mythology greatly added to our understanding of the mosaics. I am so glad we took this tour, instead of only going to museums by ourselves. We also saw a bit of neighborhoods by walking through them, which was interesting, but the tour could have been done by taxi. Thank you, Hector!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judith, thank you so much, I had a great time and I will consider very seriously your advice about taking cabs next time, it is really a long walk, again thank you and my regards to Bill, Chris and Laura