Torre Latinoamericana

Torre Latinoamericana is a skyscraper located at Eje Central 2, close to Bellas Artes. Constructed in 1956 it survived the big earthquake in Mexico City in 1985 witout any scratch. On the top of the Torre Latino there is a permanent ehxibition of photography recalling the tragic event. The Torre is 44 storeys high, what translates to 181,33 m.

Some facts about Torre Latinoamericana:

  • ​it was the first building in the world with glass cover over all of it
  • first tower in the world with the quickest elevators (4 m /s)
  • first ever tower constructed on the seismic area
  • the sixth world building according to the hight between 1933 and 1960
  • fourth most important building in the world outside USA at the moment of its construction
  • most important building of the planet on the Cancer Tropic till 1973

​For all high lovers it is strongly recommended to take a lift to the top and get some photos of the incredible panorama of the city.

How to get there from Casa de Chiles?

Take a metro from Chapultepec direction Pantitlán. Change at Salto de Agua for the metro no 8 direction Garibaldi. Get out at Bellas Artes and surely you will not miss the Torre!

Opening hours:

Every day from 9:00 to 21:00

​Price to get to the mirador: adults 180 MXN / children 140 MXN


A symbol of Mexico City’s skyline dominance

With its imposing presence and rich history, Torre Latinoamericana is a symbol of Mexico City’s architectural prowess and urban heritage.


The majestic presence of Torre Latinoamericana

Rising 44 stories high, Torre Latinoamericana is an architectural marvel that dominates Mexico City’s skyline. Its sleek design and sheer height make it a prominent feature of the city’s urban landscape. Standing at an impressive 183 meters (600 feet), the tower boasts an unmistakable presence that captivates both locals and visitors alike.


A historical marvel: tracing the legacy of Torre Latinoamericana

Constructed in 1956, Torre Latinoamericana holds a significant place in Mexico City’s history. It was a feat of engineering, designed to withstand earthquakes in a region prone to seismic activity. Despite experiencing numerous tremors over the years, the tower has stood firm, a testament to its structural integrity and enduring legacy.


Captivating panoramas: spectacular views from Torre Latino

Ascending to the observation deck of Torre Latinoamericana is a must-do for anyone visiting Mexico City. From this vantage point, visitors are treated to breathtaking panoramic views that showcase the city’s vast expanse, architectural wonders, and surrounding mountains. The bird’s-eye view offers a unique perspective, allowing one to appreciate the city’s scale and beauty.


Cultural icon: influence on Mexico City’s identity

Torre Latinoamericana has become an integral part of Mexico City’s cultural fabric. It symbolizes the city’s resilience, progress, and ambition. The tower has been featured in numerous films, books, and artworks, cementing its status as an iconic landmark. It serves as a point of reference and pride for locals, representing the city’s growth and transformation over the decades.

Torre Latinoamericana stands tall as an architectural masterpiece and an emblem of Mexico City’s grandeur. Its towering height, historical significance, breathtaking views, and cultural impact make it a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike. As an enduring symbol of the city’s skyline dominance, this iconic skyscraper continues to captivate hearts and minds, offering a unique perspective on Mexico City’s vibrant urban landscape.