Museo Casa Luis Barragan

#8 in Best Things To Do in Mexico City
Museo Casa Luis Barragan
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Key Info

General Francisco Ramirez, 14

Price & Hours

Tours are 400 pesos (about $22.70) for adults; kids younger than 10 are not permited
Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Details

Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Luis Barragán was a prominent Mexican architect renowned for his modernist style, and his former home – now converted to a museum – is one of the finest examples of his work. The museum is an off-the-beaten-path attraction that travelers say will please all, even those not schooled in architectural history. The house is known for its vivid colors, brilliant use of natural light and its impressive garden with a maze of corridors and trees. In 2004, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Recent visitors said the history of the house, in addition to its interesting architecture, are captivating. Access to the house is only offered by guided tour (offered in Spanish and English) and you'll want to make a reservation online in advance as tours often sell out. Admission for non-Mexican citizens is 400 pesos (about $23). You'll find the Casa Luis Barragán located just off the Constituyentes metro stop on the orange line. For more information, head to the house's website.

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Located within the famous Chapultepec Forest, the Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology) holds artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian era, dating from about 100 B.C. to A.D. 1521. The facility houses artifacts, including the famous Piedra del Sol and the iconic Aztec Calendar Stone, as well as the famed 16th-century statue of Xochipilli, the Aztec god of art, games, beauty, dance, and maize (among others). The museum offers a look at how tradition, culture and life were formed in all regions of Mexico. 

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