Towers of Satélite & Cuadra San Cristóbal Tour

Type of Tour:

City Tour

Theme:

Architecture

Location:

Mexico City

Duration:

4 Hours

Tour Guide:

Licensed Architect

Mode of Transportation:

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

Visited Places:

Las Torres de Satélite, La Fuente de los Amantes, Cuadra San Cristóbal, El Bebedero and more.

Availability:

Everyday

Price per person:

115.00 USD

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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), 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.

Detailed Itinerary

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)
  • 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 the 4 hour tour
  • Admission fee and photo permit for Cuadra San Cristóbal
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee break
  • Pick-up and drop-off at selected hotels across the city
  • Optional picnic meal (available at checkout)

 

Not included in your Luis Barragan tour are:

  • Meals* aside from your snack 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

Rest & Conditions

  •   Shared tour: $115.00 per person (minimum of 3 people)
  •   Private tour: $145.00 per person (minimum of 3 people)
  •   Solo passenger tour: $325.00 per person

 

* Discounts available for groups of 5 or more, please inquire. Children under the age 13 pay half-price.

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