Fodor's Expert Review Casa Luis Barragán

Outskirts of Mexico City Museum/Gallery

Casa Luis Barragán. As you travel through the capital, it would be nearly impossible to note all of the architectural styles, since there are just too many. Bold colors, lines, and innovative designs decorate just about everywhere you look. If you are interested in learning more about these modern-architecture nuances, visit the home of architect Luis Barragán. Yes, this museum is a bit far from the typical tourist routes, but if you have a little extra time to spend in the city, this is a good way to do it. Barragán was an influential modernist architect on a world scale, and certainly one of the most influential architects in Mexico in the last century. This house, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Center, is quite an accomplishment in itself, but Barragán was also involved in much larger-scale projects that shaped the city you see today. He was instrumental in the design of the Pedregal neighborhood, in the south of the city, and Ciudad Satélite, just north of the... READ MORE

Casa Luis Barragán. As you travel through the capital, it would be nearly impossible to note all of the architectural styles, since there are just too many. Bold colors, lines, and innovative designs decorate just about everywhere you look. If you are interested in learning more about these modern-architecture nuances, visit the home of architect Luis Barragán. Yes, this museum is a bit far from the typical tourist routes, but if you have a little extra time to spend in the city, this is a good way to do it. Barragán was an influential modernist architect on a world scale, and certainly one of the most influential architects in Mexico in the last century. This house, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Center, is quite an accomplishment in itself, but Barragán was also involved in much larger-scale projects that shaped the city you see today. He was instrumental in the design of the Pedregal neighborhood, in the south of the city, and Ciudad Satélite, just north of the capital. It is imperative that you call ahead, since guided tours through the museum are required. Tours are available in English; mention that you'll need English when you call, so they'll be prepared for you. General Francisco Ramírez 12–14, Col. Daniel Garza, Mexico City, Quintana Roo, 11840. 55/5515–4908. www.casaluisbarragan.org. MX$200. Weekdays 10–2 and 3–5, weekends 10–1. Constituyentes.

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General Francisco Ramírez 12–14
Mexico City, Quintana Roo  11840, Mexico

55-5515–4908

www.casaluisbarragan.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: MX$200, Weekdays 10–2 and 3–5, weekends 10–1

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