Art and Architecture in Mexico City

Region: 
Days: 7

Price:
Please inquire

Discover the vast array of art and architecture in Mexico City that features pre-Hispanic structures contrasted by contemporary 21st century works.

Built in the 16th century and now one of the world’s largest cities, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Mexico City is teeming with culture. From the pre-Hispanic times to modern day 21st century, Mexico City boasts an array of architectural and artistic delights, shown through their buildings, murals, landmarks, and museums. Mexico City is esteemed for having more museums than any other city in the world.

Highlights

Historic Center – Discover the roots of Mexico’s capital which lie in the Historic Center and visit the Palace of Fine Arts

San Angel -Visit this community of brightly painted colonial era homes, mansions and haciendas; the Saturday market is famous for quality art work, handicrafts and pottery

Coyoacan – Wander in this enchanting colonial neighborhood where you can actually feel the tranquility and colonial charm of Old Mexico and visit Casa Azul

Chapultepec Park – Discover a castle that sits atop a hill overlooking the city, which also houses the National Museum of History

UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Visit Luis Barragán House and Studio and UNAM’s Contemporary Art University Museum


Dates & Prices

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $600 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Customizable Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Day Mexico City
Today you will be met by your driver outside of customs and privately transferred to your Mexico City hotel.

Day 2

Mexico City Historical Center
Today after breakfast you will be picked up in the hotel lobby for a full day, privately guided tour of the  Historic City Center, your guide will enhance your experience with expert explanations of the importance of different sites and its place in the rich history of Mexico while you visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral, Zocalo, National Palace Murals and  Palacio de Bellas Artes. The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) boats an exterior of the building thatis primarily Neoclassical and Art Nouveau and an interior tat is primarily Art Deco. The building is best known for its murals by Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and others, as well as the many exhibitions and theatrical performances.

In the afternoon, enjoy a guided and expert walk through some of the most important art Galleries in Roma District such as OMR Gallery, Proyecto Monclova, Casa Lamm & MARSO (time and interest permitting).

Day 3

Luis Barragán House and Studio
Today you will be met in the hotel lobby for a privately guided visit to the Luis Barragán House and Studio, the former residence of architect Luis Barragan, now a museum exhibiting Barragan’s work that in 2004 was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the only private residence in Latin America to be named so, and it was because of its representation of 20th-century architecture, which integrated traditional and vernacular elements and mixes various philosophical and artistic tendencies of the mid 20th century,  it is one of the most influential and representative example of modern Mexican architecture.

The day continues with a visit to a contemporary art gallery. LABOR, founded by Pamela Echeverría and also the Archivo de Diseno y Arquitectura (ADA). The ADA  was consists of two collections: A collection of no less than 2800 national and international industrial design icons and a collection of bibliographical holdings dedicated to the architectural discipline, both open only by appointment.

Day 4

Chapultepec Park – Rufino Tamayo Art Museum, National  Museum of History, Museum of Modern Art
In the morning, enjoy a guided visit to Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of History. From its location at the top of Chapultepec Hill, Chapultepec Castle is the eternal witness of Mexico’s history; as it has watched armies, presidents and emperors, who have left a permanent mark on the nation, along with your expert guide walk among its walls, gardens and full of history.  Following the castle, visit the Rufino Tamayo Art Museum located within the park, principally dedicated to the former private collection of artist Rufino Tamayo and temporary exhibits of contemporary art. The building was the first major museum in Mexico built with private funds, with Tamayo participating in its design, which won the Premio Nacional de Arte in 1982.

The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish, we recommend a stroll trough Chapultepec Park, down Paseo de la Reforma Avenue admiring the always-changing art exhibitions that lead the way, or visiting the Museum of Modern Art nearby. The Museum of Modern Art has exhibitions of national and international contemporary artists. The museum also hosts a permanent collection of art from Remedios Varo, Gelsen Gas, Frida Kahlo, Olga Costa, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Leonora Carrington, Rufino Tamayo, Juan Soriano, and Vicente Rojo.

 

Day 5

National Anthropology Museum, Museo Jumex and Museo Soumaya
Today after breakfast you will visit some most interesting museums in Mexico City starting with the world-renowned National Anthropology Museum where your expert guide will add contour and color to the myriad of fascinating exhibits. Your experience continues with a privately guided visit to Museo Jumex and Soumaya Museum. In five floors, its 17,000 square feet of gallery space the Jumex Museum includes sky-lighted rooms for the permanent collection at the top and special exhibitions one level down. The centerpiece of the building’s interior is a circulation stairwell of polished concrete walls lined in steel panels painted matte black. It forms part of the Plaza Carso development which also includes the Museo Soumaya; that you’ll visit next, with over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th- and 20th-century Mexican art and an extensive repertoire of works by European old and modern western art masters such as Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Tintoretto. It is considered to be one of the most complete collections of its kind.

 

Day 6

Mexico City Southern Neighborhoods with MUAC, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera , San Angel Bazar
Today you will be met in the hotel lobby by your guide for a privately guided exploration of the subtler aspects of Mexico City. We head to the charming suburb of Coyoacan to visit the famous Casa Azul, the former birthplace and home of Frida Khalo where you can see original work by Frida as well as photos and other artifacts from her life, along with your expert guide you’ll also explore  the famous Casa Estudio de Diego Rivera, the actual home of Diego and Frida masterfully crafted by Juan O’Gorman, where you can see the artists’ workshop and original works by Diego Rivera and Frida. Your experience continues on to San Angel neighborhood, where you´ll visit to the Bazar de Sabado (Saturday Bazaar). The bustling market is held along the cobblestone streets and pretty San Jacinto Plaza and features a lovely mix of jewelry, ceramics, glassware, and household items.

After lunch, you will finally enjoy a visit to the MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo) with a special local art expert guide. In a building designed by Teodoro Gonzalez de León, the University Museum Contemporary Art, MUAC, is holder of the first public collection of contemporary art in Mexico, this Museum has sat a new paradigm for the artistic creation, the construction of knowledge and the significant learning for the public.

Day 7

Private Transfer from hotel to Mexico City airport for Departure flight

 

Mexico City Center

Palacio Nacional

Mexico City Cathedral

La Casa Azul in Coyoacan

Coyoacan

a Casa Azul in Coyoacan

Shopping in San Angel

San Angel Bazaar Sabado

Chapultepec Castle

Anthropology Museum

Culture in the Zocalo

Bellas Artes

Centro Historico

La Alameda

UNAM Mural

Gran Hotel Centro Historico

Historic Center Mexico City
Palacio Nacional Tour
Cathedral Mexico City
mexico-city-coyoacan-2
Market Culture in Coyoacan
mexico-city-frida-kahlo-art
mexico-city-shopping
mexico-city-coyoacan
The St. Regis Mexico City overlooks the Paseo de la Reforma in the heart of one of the city’s most exciting zones.
mexico-city-anthropology-museum
mexico-city-culture
Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico City
mexico-city-centro-historico
mexico-city-df-alameda
mexico-city-df-cu
mexico-city-gran-hotel
mexico-city-historic-center thumbnail
mexico-city-private-tour thumbnail
cathedral-mexico-city thumbnail
mexico-city-coyoacan-2 thumbnail
coyoacan-culture-market thumbnail
mexico-city-frida-kahlo-art thumbnail
mexico-city-shopping thumbnail
mexico-city-coyoacan thumbnail
st-regis-mexico-city-10 thumbnail
mexico-city-anthropology-museum thumbnail
mexico-city-culture thumbnail
palacio-bellas-artes-mexico-city thumbnail
mexico-city-centro-historico thumbnail
mexico-city-df-alameda thumbnail
mexico-city-df-cu thumbnail
mexico-city-gran-hotel thumbnail
Trip Type:      Travel Style: