Built in 1956, the Torre Latinoamericana was once Latin America’s tallest building. And while it’s weathered a handful of major earthquakes, the Torre is no longer the region’s most towering skyscraper (that title belongs to a building in Argentina). Still, impressive city views from the 44th-floor observation deck, strong drinks at the 41st floor lounge and a well-curated museum that showcases the history of the city make this architectural beauty worth checking out.
Travelers say the Torre Latinoamericana offers some of the most breathtaking views around, but it’s best to wait for ideal weather conditions (and days when city smog is under control), otherwise there’s little to see from the Torre’s observation deck.
Torre Latinoamericana is located at Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 2, near the Ballas Artes metro stop. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and admission costs about M$70 for adults and M$60 for children. Admission is free to those visiting the bar.