Itinerary

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DAY 1

Tuesday, April 9

Individual arrivals and private transfer to the hotel in Mexico City.

Check-in to the 5* Four Seasons, Mexico City.

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Four Seasons, Mexico City
Set around a verdant inner courtyard, complete with tropical fruit trees and chirping canaries, our hacienda-style Hotel puts the hectic urban hustle of Mexico’s vibrant capital city seemingly on pause, but only for as long as you’d like. Step outside the doors, and you’ll find yourself on the grand boulevard of Paseo de la Reforma, just a short stroll away from Bosque de Chapultepec and the trendy neighbourhoods of Condesa and Polanco.

Lunch in the city.

Walking tour of the historic center of Mexico City.

Visit to Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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Palacio de Bellas Artes
The Palace of Fine Arts is Mexico City’s grandest and most important performance space. It is one of the many public buildings begun during the government of Porfirio Díaz, who was in office from 1876 to 1911. The building features murals that were executed by some of Mexico’s finest artists, including Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Roberto Montenegro, and houses exhibition halls for sculpture and painting. It is also home to the National Museum of Architecture, and the National Theater.

Dinner at Los Limosneros.

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Limosneros
Juan Pablo Ballesteros comes from a family of entrepreneurs. In 1912, his great-grandfather, Rafael Ballesteros, opened Café Tacuba, which is today a food landmark in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico. Not far from this culinary treasure is Los Limosneros, which Juan Pablo opened more than a year ago, seeking to continue his family’s legacy while building a reputation of his own.

Overnight: Four Seasons, Mexico City.

DAY 2

Wednesday, April 10
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Before hours visit to the Anthropological museum.

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Anthropological museum
This world-class museum stands in an extension of the Bosque de Chapultepec. Its long, rectangular courtyard is surrounded on three sides by two-level display halls. The 12 ground-floor salas (halls) are dedicated to pre-Hispanic Mexico, while upper-level salas show how Mexico’s indigenous descendants live today, with the contemporary cultures located directly above their ancestral civilizations.

Visit to an artist studio with José Kuri and Monica Manzutto from kurimanzutto. Followed by a visit of their home (TBD).

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kurimanzutto
kurimanzutto was founded on August 21st, 1999 in Mexico City by José Kuri, Mónica Manzutto and a group of thirteen artists. Following an idea proposed by Gabriel Orozco, for many years, kurimanzutto did not have a fixed space - for each event or exhibition, the gallery and artists chose a specific location to best suit the project.

Lunch at Contramar.

Visit to the Studio of Eduardo Terrazas.

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Eduardo Terrazas
If Terrazas has often seemed a forgotten artist amid the Pleiades of internationally known Mexican art stars (Gabriel Orozco, Teresa Margolles, Mario García Torres and Damián Ortega, not to mention Mexican adoptees Santiago Sierra and Francis Alÿs), it appears that attention has been shifting of late to his work, not just as an artist but also as an architect and designer. Before 2012 Terrazas had only participated in a handful of exhibitions and worked primarily as an architect while developing his work as an artist (almost in secret, one might think); he has since been invited to the Sharjah Biennial and for conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Art Basel, and he has just finished a show at Nils Staerk in Copenhagen, while planning further exhibitions in Mexico and abroad.

Cocktails at the home of a private collector.

Dinner at Pujol.

Overnight: Four Seasons, Mexico City.

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DAY 3

Thursday, April 11

Visit of Puebla. Including the Capilla del Rosario, the Bilbioteca Palafoxiana, Museo Bello & Gonzales and Zocalo & Cathedral.

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Puebla
With the splendor of its elegant colonial buildings, its streets and flavors, Puebla certainly honors its nickname "the city of the angels". Legend has it that after the construction of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, engineers and architects wondered how to carry a bell of 8000 kilos. One morning, residents awoke to the news that it was already at the top. This legend is responsible for this beautiful city being called Puebla de los Angeles.

Lunch at Mural de los Poblanos.

Visit the Baroque international Museum, welcome by the Director Ambassador Jorge Alberto Lozoya.

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Baroque international Museum
A pool of still water mirrors the brilliant white fluted folds of Museo Internacional del Barroco (International Museum of the Baroque) as it rises serenely out of the flat Puebla desert landscape into a cloudless blue sky. Mexico’s newest museum must surely be one of the world’s most beautiful art institutions. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito, it blends a Zen-like design aesthetic with elements of indigenous Mesoamerican beliefs.

Visit and dinner at the home studio of Pedro Reyes (TBD).

Overnight: Four Seasons, Mexico City.

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DAY 4

Friday, April 12

Optional visit to Tamayo and Soumaya Museum.

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Tamayo Museum
A multilevel structure built to house international modern art, donated by Oaxaca-born painter Rufino Tamayo to the people of Mexico. The museum exhibits cutting-edge works from around the globe, which are thematically arranged with shows from the Tamayo collection. The renovated Tamayo has a new rustic-chic restaurant overlooking the park, an ideal breakfast stop before exploring Chapultepec's sights.
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Soumaya Museum
The Museo Soumaya, financed by Carlos Slim, the richest man in Mexico, has the ambitions of the Guggenheim Bilbao from the outside. It's a stunning building whose sweeping, soaring curves couldn't help but make it an instant landmark near Polanco, one of Mexico City's ritziest neighborhoods. Inside, the museum recalls the Guggenheim New York, with galleries off of a ramp which spirals down (or up) the building.

Afternoon departures as required.



*These tours have been carefully arranged, and the descriptions on the website and on the itineraries are as accurate as possible. However, tours are planned far in advance and changes can become desirable and unavoidable. The above itinerary is a draft concept but we will do our utmost to ensure that every unique visit, every special event and all private access remains unchanged.