Architecture

Mexico City

Towers of Satélite & Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour

130.00 USD

per person:

Towers of Satélite and Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour Luis Barragan
Torres de Satélite Satélite Towers Barragán tour and visit
Towers of Satélite and Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour Luis Barragan

Duration:

4 Hours

Departure Time:

9:45 am

Tour Guide:

Licensed Architect

Availability:

Daily departures for private and solo passenger tours. Shared tours (max. 7 guests per guide & vehicle) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Mode of Transportation:

Classic Volkswagen Beetle convertible or VW Kombi minibus.

Visited Places:

Las Torres de Satélite, La Fuente de los Amantes, Cuadra San Cristóbal & El Bebedero (currently under construction).

Description

On this shorter version of our daylong Luis Barragan tour, we will have you travel north of the city to introduce you to some of the architect’s most iconic works: The Towers of Satélite (Torres de Satélite), Cuadra San Cristóbal (the stables/equestrian estate), the Fountain of the Lovers (La Fuente de los Amantes) and the Through (El Bebedero). During our 4-hour tour, and guided by a licensed architect, discover the distinct elements present in all Luis Barragán’s later works, and how his command of elements such as texture, light and shadow effects, and color so skillfully trigger emotions in the eye of the beholder.

More About This Tour

The Towers of Satélite & Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour includes:

  • Torres de Satélite (Barragan/Goeritz/Reyes) 1957-1958
  • Fuente de los Amantes (The Fountain of the Lovers) – Currently undergoing renovations
  • Cuadra San Cristóbal (1966-1968)
  • El Bebedero/Las Arboledas (The Trough and walkway)

Tour Highlights

All Towers of Satélite & Cuadra San Cristóbal tours are given by professional architects and offer exclusive access to Cuadra San Cristóbal in addition to the stops listed below:

  • Torres de Satélite or Towers of Satélite a Barragan/Goeritz/Reyes project, 1957-1958
  • Fuente de Los Amantes or the Fountain of the Lovers, Barragan 1964
  • Cuadra San Cristóbal, The Stables/Equestrian Estate, Barragan 1966-1968
  • El Bebedero or The Through/Las Arboledas, Barragan 1958-1961

What does the tour include?

Your Towers of Satélite & Cuadra San Cristóbal tour includes:

  • Transportation in a VW Beetle convertible or vintage VW Combi bus
  • Your guide (a licensed architect) during your 4-hour tour
  • Admission fee and photo permit for Cuadra San Cristóbal
  • Bottled water
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel for private tours and selected locations across the city for shared tours

 

Not included in your Luis Barragan tour are:

  • Purchases you may choose to make along the way
  • Gratuities you may choose to give at your discretion
  • Individual pick-ups for shared tours

Who is this tour for?

Our towers of Satélite and Cuadra San Cristóbal tour is intended for guests who wish to discover some of Luis Barragán’s most iconic works in the city and do not necessarily have have a full day to spare. Architects, designers and other creative types will particularly enjoy his later works featured on this tour.

Rates & Conditions


Shared tour: $130.00 USD per person.
Travel with other guests on Tuesdays, Thursdays &  Saturdays. A combined minimum of 3 guests is required for shared tours to be scheduled. If the minimum guest requirements are not met, we will offer you possibility to travel on a private basis.

Private tour: $180.00 USD per person.
A vehicle and guide will be assigned just to your group. A minimum of 2 guests is required.

Solo passenger tour: $350.00 USD.
Travel on your own with a guide and vehicle just for you.

* Children ages 7-13 pay half-price.

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.

Reviews

The Satellite Towers & Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour

The Satellite Towers & Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour

05/12/2022

Luis was super knowledgeable and able to answer all of the questions our group fired at him throughout the tour. And aside from that he's friendly and personable and we loved spending the morning with him! The ...

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

21/12/2022

We had a WONDERFUL time! Great tour, great car and driver, and great guide!

This experience is unique: All the Barragan sites visited, the quality of the guide (not a classic guide, but ...

If you're passionate about architecture this is for you

If you're passionate about architecture this is for you

02/10/2022

Took the Cuadra San Cristobal tour. Absolutely stunning. And Andres is an amazing guide who lives and breathes architecture.

The Satellite Towers & Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour

The Satellite Towers & Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour

05/12/2022

Luis was super knowledgeable and able to answer all of the questions our group fired at him throughout the tour. And aside from that he's friendly and personable and we loved spending the morning with him! The whole tour felt perfectly paced; we had time to wander, observe, and take photos and never felt rushed.

I booked two tickets on a shared tour for myself and my sister and we were accompanied by a couple, and two solo travelers who were very lovely as well -- so the group for shared tours is still small/intimate if you're on the fence about that! Overall I highly recommend.

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

21/12/2022

We had a WONDERFUL time! Great tour, great car and driver, and great guide!

This experience is unique: All the Barragan sites visited, the quality of the guide (not a classic guide, but an architect!) and that is really fantastic. Can't wait for them to develop other architect tours!

If you're passionate about architecture this is for you

If you're passionate about architecture this is for you

02/10/2022

Took the Cuadra San Cristobal tour. Absolutely stunning. And Andres is an amazing guide who lives and breathes architecture.

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