Museo Casa Luis Barragan

Museo Casa Luis Barragan, Mexico City: Hours, Address, Museo Casa Luis Barragan Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Casa Luis Barragan
4.5
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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The preserved home of Mexican architect Luis Barragán allows visitors to view a primary example of his famous architectural style.
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Daniel G
New York City, NY4 contributions
Great guides; Bait-and-switch with the $25 photo cover charge.
Apr. 2021
The tour was good and the guide was very nice. The guides are students completing community service requirements and they are a pleasure to meet and speak with. I am giving the museum 3 stars because I think it is important for everyone to know that they charge you 500 PESOS TO TAKE PHOTOS (about 25 USD in April 2021). They tell you on the Spanish language website that there is a permit fee to take pictures without disclosing the actual amount, but there is no mention of this on the English-language website. I think this is a true bait-and-switch even though the employees have nothing to do with this and no control over it. It is an attraction for architecture lovers who obviously want to take photos. Levying an extra $25 cover to a captive audience when they are already at the site is not honest, in my opinion.
Written 15 April 2021
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Yoshi K
Austin, TX151 contributions
Fun experience that is different from other Mexico City experience
Feb. 2020
My travel partner was interested in Luis Barragan from long time ago. We realized that we were staying so close. We made a reservation for the next morning and went. It is guided tour only. It was very cool to see such a nice modern house design. The cost was 400 MX peso.
Written 9 February 2020
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deffenboo
Los Angeles, CA321 contributions
Not to be missed.
Nov. 2019 • Couples
As a student of architecture I’m a little biased but Luis Barragan’s home should be a must do for anyone coming to Mexico City.
Written 27 November 2019
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Bross24
Ketchum, ID726 contributions
Architecture Buffs
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Purchase On-Line tickets in advance or you probably will not get in. Very interesting slant on architecture where color and surface texture interact with human mood and emotions to elicit personal responses. Very 1950’s feel but Barragan uses natural light, outdoor vegetation, unusual split window treatments and internal low wall heights to creat unique environments. Worth a visit for the architecture inclined, design ideas for individuals designing a house and for those with varied tastes. Guided staff is lovely touring you around the house in an intimate small group. Tour lasts approximately an hour. Uber gets you in and out easily.
Written 23 November 2019
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Tourist286006
2 contributions
Very rude employees
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We arrived too late to be able to take our tour due to city traffic. My fault entirely. What I did not appreciate was how rude and bad at communication the staff was. The entire museum and its staff are very uninviting. The main entrance has no markings or signs, and the staff inexplicably keep the door closed except for the 3 minutes at the start of a tour. It's as if they do not want people to find this place. Also, the staff said they would consider if we could join the next tour. They proceeded to let us wait outside (again with the door closed) for over 15 minutes, then came back out with a quizzical expression, saying "Can I help you?". And I said, "yes, we're waiting to hear if we can join the next tour." And they say, "No, sorry." Terrible communication, very impolite. Would not recommend.
Written 11 July 2019
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Ramon A
32 contributions
The house of the most important Mexican Architect
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Even with the cumbersome registration and reservation process, the visit to Luis Barragans house and tour was excellent. You can understand more about his ideas that were reflected in other works. The visit helps you understand more about the man and his motivations too. A must for Architecture buffs.
Written 20 June 2019
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Fernando Z
Naples, FL192 contributions
Learning from the master
Mar. 2019 • Couples
I am an architect and my wife studied architecture.
We had this visit on our bucket list for so long.
Experiencing the spaces we've studied is always so fascinating.
On time, cordial, tours in Spanish and English.
The house is in perfect conditions.
If you love the arts, this is a must do when in Mexico city.
You need to book the tour well in advance.
No walk ins.
They are very strict, remember this is a UNESCO Humanity Treasure.
Btw they dont allow photos.
Written 20 March 2019
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Neel G
New York City, NY79 contributions
Amazing Experience - as good as visiting Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago
Feb. 2019 • Couples
We didn't know what to expect, but came on the recommendation of a friend and we were blown away. It was a perfect first day experience to learn about Mexican culture, architecture and to see a beautiful house with every element curated by Barragan.

We booked a tour in Spanish and managed to get into an English tour which was lucky because the description of how he focused on such minor details was such an incredible learning experience.
Written 10 March 2019
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LuisaFPDC
6 contributions
Rude, careless staff and ridiculous fees
Feb. 2019 • Couples
*TL;DR below*
I had heard before that the staff at Casa Barragán was extremely rude and got to experience it today. The very first thing I was told when our group finally was able to step inside the house was that if I didn't have my ID, I'd have to pay a $100 peso fee. I had no idea this was necessary and questioned it because it seemed very unfair and expensive, and the guy who told me this information literally rolled his eyes at me and yelled over to other staff members "she doesn't want to pay the fee" as he shrugged his shoulders and scoffed. It was as if I was witnessing a child's tantrum—f***ing incredible. We ended up paying and then were told that it was $500 pesos (that's $20 dollars!!!!) to take pictures! My boyfriend paid for one of us but as we began the tour, they told us that we couldn't go inside the house because he had two cameras (a digital and a Polaroid). Apparently, you pay $20 dollars for the camera, not the person. I went back to the initial lobby area to give them my Polaroid and ask for my phone back since I needed it for work purposes. They told me to turn it off out of respect for the cultural patrimony. Fine.
As we started the tour, the guide took so long to find the right words to describe the architectural components of the house and seemed to be forgetting details. When he opened the door to the first room (were the Goeritz's golden "Mensaje" piece is), he unintentionally slammed the door and the knob hit the wall extremely hard. If it had been a wooden wall he would have dented it. So much for respecting the cultural patrimony!! The house is indeed gorgeous but the service and the people and the strange fees ruined the experience for me completely.

TL;DR: staff was rude, careless with the house, and tour guide struggled; $100mxn fee for not bringing ID; $500mxn ($20usd) fee per camera, not person.
Written 27 February 2019
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liuzixian
Berkeley, CA2 contributions
Beautiful but be aware of rude staff.
Feb. 2019
The Barragán house is an amazing experience, but the staff that work there are a bit snooty. We booked a Spanish tour because the English language tours were all booked up and it ended up that everyone in our tour needed English translation which I ended up volunteering to do. The tour guide would not slow down hardly at all for me to translate and I had to ask him multiple times to stop so I could explain things to the rest of the group. He also couldn’t get basic facts straight like the year Barragán was born. At the end of the tour there was no acknowledgement at all of the help in translation (note, people on tour were NOT a crowd of just monolingual Americans expecting English but an international group from all over). The woman handing back phones was a bit rude as well as the staff person showing people where the restroom was across the street. An otherwise beautiful experience marred by the attitude of the staff.
Written 12 February 2019
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Museo Casa Luis Barragan is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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