Mario Pani Tour


Mexico City

The Mario Pani Tour

185.00 USD

per person:

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The Mario Pani Architecture Tour
The Mario Pani Architecture Tour


5 Hours

Departure Time:

9:45 am

Tour Guide:

Licensed Architect


Everyday except Sundays

Mode of Transportation:

VW Beetle convertible or VW classic Combi bus with a guide & driver

Visited Places:

Tlatelolco, Insigna Tower, Escuela Nacional de Maestros, Edificio Condominio Reforma and more.


During the course of our 5-hour architecture tour dedicated to Mario Pani’s body of works in Mexico City, we’ll explore the legacy of one of the country’s most revered architects and a master planner who embarked on the extraordinary mission of redesigning the city and propelling it into the modern era.

From social housing to major public works and private residential buildings, discover the accomplishments of a prolific architect who navigated the corridors of power and was able to influence the vision of the political elite as to what a city should be in the 20th century.





More About This Tour

During our 5-hour architecture tour guided by a licensed architect, discover some of the works of a prolific architect and urban planner whose career spanned over more than six decades.

The first part of the Mario Pani Tour will focus on his most ambitious plan, the Nonoalco Tlatelolco Urban Complex, a monumental social housing project which aimed to provide affordable housing for low income families while doing away with the slums of northern neighborhoods of Mexico City.

The second half of the tour will focus on the period when Mario Pani grew closer to the circles of power, and his focus switched to large scale public works such as the National Music Conservatory and the National School of Teachers. It will also have you explore several of Pani s residential buildings, among which the Condominio Reforma Guadalquivir building, which allowed the architect to establish his unique design signature.

Tour Highlights

All Mario Pani tours are given by licensed architects. Sites visited include the:

  • Nonoalco Tlatelolco Housing Projet, “Conjunto Urbano Nonoalco Tlatelolco” – 1943-1947
  • Insigna Tower, “Torre Insigna” (drive by only) – 1958-1962
  • Reforma building complex “Condominio Reforma” with the visit of a private apartment – 1956
  • National School of Teachers “Escuela Nacional de Maestros” – 1945

What does the tour include?

The Mario Pani tour includes:

  • Transportation in a VW Beetle convertible or vintage VW Combi bus
  • Your guide (a licensed architect) during the 5-hour tour
  • All admission fees
  • Photo permit for all locations
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off for private tours only (shared tours depart from specific locations)
  • Optional picnic meal (available at checkout)


Not included in your Mario Pani tour are:

  • Meals* if you do not opt for our picnic option at checkout
  • Purchases you may choose to make along the way
  • Gratuities you may choose to give at your discretion

Rates & Conditions

  •   Shared tour: $185.00 per person (minimum of 2 people)
  •   Private tour: $225.00 per person (minimum of 2 people)
  •   Solo passenger tour: $450.00 per person

* Children under the age 13 pay half-price.

Map & Directions

Book your City Tour now! We only require a small reservation fee.

Full payment by credit card or in cash is only required on the day of your tour.

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