Jeff KaufmanUnited States
although very pleasant, the guid was not very informative about Barragan Casa Gilardi was great, but not the guides. San Cristobal and the lovers fountain not even running- there was an excuse for everything- the water is the main features at these 2 projects- yet not on. First I was told it only goes on twice a day- but we weren't there at either of the times- really? we had to listen to how close she was to the family at san cristobal - but yet she could not get the water on. for $80.00 x 4 US
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: These kind of situations, such as broken bomb, cleaning the fountain or filling it of water, are out of my boundaries. Besides these problems were an exception, the fountains usually work perfectly.
Mathias MillenUnited States
Monica's vast information about Luis Barragan, her contacts and ability to navigate thru Mexico City are only the beginning. Her deep understanding of Barragan's use of light, the enthusiasm for his architecture, the personal relationships with the owners and their representatives that get doors opened are the best parts of it.
Our guide Monica is very knowledgeable about Barragan and his work . Also, she is well connected with the building caretakers so we were the only people in most of the places. Her positive personality and fluent English made our tour excellent. Barragan's home and studio were particularly moving as they are intact from when he lived there and one can sense the man's deep personality. I would say a must for architecture fans
Heidi RichardsonUnited States
Monica is great. She knows a lot about Luis Barragan. I want to come back soon and visit the rest of his buildings with Monica!
Charles Van BlockUnited States
I had a fantastic tour with Monica. She not only made getting to the projects easy and enjoyable and has great knowledge about the subject matter, she has a passion for it. She also made sure the fountains were running for us whereas many would not have bothered, and she has a great relation with the owners who we were lucky enough to meet. Can't say enough good things about her, very much enjoyed our day together and our rich conversations.
Jc CangillaUnited States
Monica was a terrific guide for the Barragan tour. She was knowledgeable, friendly and knew the answers to all our questions. We had a great day and I would highly recommend Monica for your next tour.
Mindi WeichmanUnited States
Monica was a wonderful guide. We booked our trip rather last minute and the public tickets for these tour sites were already sold out. Monica was able to take us to all the places we wanted to go and added a lovely personal touch. You can tell she is personally friends with all the home owners and grounds keepers, which make you feel at ease. I would highly recommend her!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mindi for your feedback! It has been a pleasure meeting you and I am very pleased that you chose me and everything came out well. Good luck!
Kirsten TowfiqUnited States
Monica is extremely knowledgeable, patient and thoughtful. The tour itself had a wonderful pace and the works we're stunning. We we're very grateful that we booked a private tour instead of a public one. We look forward to doing another tour with Monica when we return to Mexico City!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the tour, so did I. It was a pleasure meeting you and I'd love to see you next time. Good luck and best wishes.
Savannah PetrickUnited States
I give Monica and my tour 5 stars out of 5. The tour was wonderful and definitely worth it; the Satellite Towers, Egestrom House, Cuadra San Cristobal, and Fountain of Lovers are all relatively inaccessible without being driven around. I also do not think you can access the private properties without the tour guide. Monica is very sweet and knowledgable, and this tour is the highlight of my trip to CDMX!
Marielle TeUnited States
This tour was a big highlight of my trip to Mexico City! Have been looking forward to visit Luis Barragan's houses for a long time and was not disappointed. Monica is amazing, so friendly, well connected, and so knowledgeable. The cost is a bit high than what I am used to but after experiencing the properties with Monica, feel it was very much well worth it. Thank you Monica for a great day and delicious lunch! Hope to visit again soon. Hasta Luego!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very pleased to learn that you liked it! I'm so glad and I enjoyed a lot meeting you and sharing the wonders of Luis Barragan architeture. Hope to see you again! Hasta pronto!
Leslie PolizotiUnited States
We went on the Barragan tour with Monica, and highly recommend it. We visited Barragan's house, the Satellite Towers, and the grounds and stables of private property designed by Barragan. Monica, an ethnohistory specialist, was great. We were particularly impressed by her knowledge and her attention to the details of Barragan's architecture and design, and the stories behind them. She also found the greatest tacos al pastor restaurant!