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Visiting the Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City

Information to visit the Latinoamericana Tower in Mexico City, how much does it cost?, how to get there?, a classic for your trip to Mexico City

One of the symbols of Mexico City, we were able to visit it, and we are going to show you what the views of this tower are like, which has remained standing despite earthquakes and the passage of time. Let’s see the Torre Latinoamericana, which is a classic to visit on your trip to Mexico City.

Information for visiting the Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City

How much is it?

130 pesos for adults and 90 pesos for children. You can buy your tickets in advance here.

Which are the schedules?

From Monday to Thursday from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM, and from Friday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

Can you take photos?

Yes.

How to get there?

Take the metro, either line 2 or 8 and get off at the Bellas Artes station. The tower will be seen from there.

Visiting the Torre Latinoamericana

The Torre Latinoamericana is located in the Historic Center of Mexico City (or CDMX, as it is also called). It was the tallest building in the city from its inauguration in 1956 to 1972. At the time, it was also the first skyscraper to be in a seismic zone, which served to give an example of foundation and construction for future buildings of the same type.

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Although it is true that, today, it does not seem like a very tall building, it must be put in context. It was a novelty, its glass and aluminum facade was a novelty with its 181 meters high.

The Company “La Latinoamericana Seguros, S.A.” moved to the tower and occupied floors 4 to 8, leaving the rest of the offices for rent. That’s where the name of the emblematic building comes from.

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Upon paying our ticket, we take the elevator and in a short time we are in the heights. The floors that can be visited are 44, which is an open-air viewpoint, 43 and 42, which are closed viewpoints, and on the 38th floor you can visit the “city and tower through the centuries” museum. On the 37th floor there is a cafeteria and on the 36th the “bicentennial museum” for which you have to pay an extra charge, we did not visit this one.

Museum “the city and the tower through the centuries”

This museum discusses the site where the tower was built. We can also see the changes that Mexico City has undergone through the years since pre-Hispanic times. We also see objects related to the Latinoamericana Insurance company, the one that built the tower.

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Closed lookouts

In the closed viewpoints we were able to have a first view of the historic center and the enormous traffic of CDMX. Just as it happened to me in the Kyoto Tower, I loved being able to see the cars from above, it seems as if they were toys. There was also one of those machines that grab stuffed animals with one arm and, if you’re lucky, you take the doll, in this case the dolls are the tower’s mascot, which is a tower-shaped figure that looks like a bottle.

While we were observing the views, a huge cake arrived, and we realized that the 63rd anniversary of the tower was being celebrated, what luck! We got the celebration, and better yet something unexpected: we got free cake, that’s right, at that time they broke the huge cake and all of us who were visiting at that time got a good piece.

On one of the walls of the viewpoint we find a map of Mexico which had some drawings that characterize each city or state, in Baja California we can see Lupita Jones who was the first Mexican Miss Universe (who is from my city Mexicali). We also see a Chinese character, and this is due to the relevance that the Chinese community has had in our entity.

From the tower, in addition to the Zócalo and the historic center, we can see the Bellas Artes building. I loved having another angle of its roof, which I find stunning with those orange colors. Seeing it from the heights it seems so small, that is the magic of skyscrapers.

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Open viewpoint

From the terrace we can see two panoramas of Mexico City, we also see the huge antenna that crowns the tower. There was no rain, but the day was somewhat gray, even so it did not prevent us from enjoying the view. In fact, it went well for us, since later when we left the tower it started to rain, we were saved.

And here I leave you an image of the Zócalo of the CDMX, seen from the terrace of the Latinoamericana tower:

For your trip to Mexico City

In addition to the Torre Latinoamericana, don’t miss these other places on your trip to CDMX:

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