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A Walking Tour of Mexico City

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The Latin American Tower (Torre Latinoamericana)
The Torre Latinoamericana

The Torre Latinoamericana

© Suzanne Barbezat

History
Built between 1948 and 1956, the Latin American Tower, with 44 floors, was for many years the highest building of the city. While it was being built, many people felt that a tower of that height would not be able to withstand Mexico City's frequent earthquakes, however this was put to the test in 1957 and again in 1985, and the building suffered no damage in either major quake.

Visitor Information
Most of the building is rented out as office space, but the upper levels are accessible to visitors.

  • The 37th floor has a restaurant and gift shop.

  • On the 38th floor there is a museum with historical photos of the city, information about the construction of the tower, and archaeological pieces that were found on the site when the foundations of the building were being dug.

  • The 42nd and 43rd floors are observation decks.

  • The 44th floor is an open terrace, which can be windy.

  • Open Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm.

  • Admission is 60 pesos for adults, 50 pesos for children. This allows you to enter as many times as you like during the day.

See the views of Mexico City's historical center from the top floor of the Torre Latinoamericana.

Visit their website: Torre Latino (in Spanish).

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