Aerial Views of Mexico D.F. from Torre Latinoamericana’s Mirador: A Photo Journal (Mexico City, México)

Torre Latinoamericana: Views from the fifth tallest tower in Mexico CitY

As one of the city’s tallest buildings, Torre Latinoamericana is an affordable must-visit if you travel to Mexico City. Though it’s only the fifth tallest building in the city, it’s still quite famous, as it withstood the violent 8.0 earthquake in Mexico City in 1985 without damage. And it WAS the tallest building for almost 30 years (if you count the height of the TV transmitter on top).

Here you’ll find a brief overview plus our favorite photos from our visit to the top — the “Mirador” — of Torre Latinoamericana. 

looking up: view from Torre Latinoamericana, the fifth tallest tower in Mexico City

looking up from the top deck of Torre Latinoamericana

Torre Latinoamericana: Views from the fifth tallest tower in Mexico City

a fenced-in view at the top of Torre Latinoamericana

With a securely fenced-in upper-deck, this is an activity for all ages. There were several kids around during our visit.

view from Torre Latinoamericana, the fifth tallest tower in Mexico City

view of Mexico City from the top of Torre Latinoamericana

view of Palacio de Bellas Artes from above on Torre Latinoamericana

view of Palacio de Bellas Artes from the top floor of Torre Latinoamericana

What’s the cost to go to the top of Torre Latinoamericana? Just $80 MXN (a little over $5 USD) to go up to the “Mirador.” Not bad, I think, for one of the best 360-degree views of the city.

But expect to spend your fair share of time waiting in line. We went on a weekend (perhaps a busier day) and waited for about 15 minutes to purchase our wristband at the bottom plus another 20 minutes to take the elevator from the 36th floor to the top. (It’s not so bad, though. You can look out from the windows on the 36th floor while you wait.)

looking out from the top of Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City

looking out from the top of Torre Latinoamericana

view from Torre Latinoamericana, the fifth tallest tower in Mexico City

view of Mexico City from the top of Torre Latinoamericana

Torre Latinoamericana street view from the front of Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City

street view of Torre Latinoamericana from near the front of Palacio de Bellas Artes.

While there’s no time limit on how long you can stay at the top, our visit to the “Mirador” (the top of Torre Latinoamericana) lasted about 90 minutes, which included some time to sit down and have an ice cream — YUM!

Magnum ice cream at the Torre Latinoamericana Mirador

Ian and Diana and their Magnum ice cream at the Torre Latinoamericana Mirador

And if you’re looking for something to do afterward, there’s TONS to do nearby: Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and just walking around the Zócalo area in general will give you plenty to fill your day.

Since a sign at the ticket counter told us professional cameras weren’t allowed, we took all the Mirador photos with my compact Sony RX-100 III and only used Ian’s Sony a7 II for the photo of the tower from street level.

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About the Author

Diana Southern
In March 2014, Diana called it quits on her traditional American working life and set out to explore the world with her partner in crime (and love of her life) Ian Norman. They now live a sustainable life of full time travel, working for themselves and seeking adventure at the same time. Here on North to South, Diana documents their journey in achieving and maintaining this "road less traveled" way of life.

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