Take a Tour of Casa Gilardi
There is so much amazing art and architecture in Mexico City. While you’re visiting, you can take a tour of Casa Gilardi, a house that was built in 1976 by famous Mexican architect Luis Barragán. It was the last project he completed before he died in 1988. Luis Barragán's work has been highly influential to contemporary artists. In 1980, he won the highest award in architecture, the Pritzker Prize. In this post, I’ll dive into how you can book a tour of this colorful privately owned home.
In 2004, his personal home was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also tour this private home, Casa Luis Barragán, in Mexico City, but you must book far in advance!
Contact the owners via their Facebook Page to schedule a tour. Tours are by resrevation only since this is a private home.
Address: Calle Gral. Antonio León 82, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Cost: Around $20 USD per person, an extra $25 to be able to take photos
It’s an incredible experience to have the owner give you a personal tour of her home. The house has a bottom level indoor pool, a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, and Barragán's signature vibrant colored walls throughout. It feels like Mondrian's artwork has turned into a three dimensional space.
Outside, the shadows at different times of the day create new vibrant colors as they reflect off the other walls.
This is an image of the lovely owner of this home below.
If you love unique experiences, then tour Casa Gilardi and get a taste of Mexico's rich art history.
More Tours to Explore
There are many other museums and historical points of interest in Mexico City. Here are a few tours below to explore the colorful history and culture of Mexico City. If you want some more inspiration, check out my post 4 Days in Colorful Mexico City.
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