A Complete Guide to Visiting Los Pinos in Mexico City

Los Pinos opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2018. After housing 14 of Mexico’s past leaders, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador decided to open the space up for the public to explore.

HOW TO GET THERE

The best spot to enter the residences it at the intersection of Av Constituyentes and Av Quebrada. Note—there is no parking available here—only a place for an Uber or taxi to quickly drop you off. You will walk in towards the park on Av Quebrada about 300 meters to the entrance on the left. 

HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00AM-5:00PM. We would recommend arriving around 9:30AM-9:45AM. As we were leaving around 12:30PM or so, the property was substantially more crowded than at 10:00AM when the property opened.

COST

completely FREE. That is right! What is probably the most incredible “museum” in all of Mexico is 100% completely free during all open hours! (Bonus: you can even take pictures and videos for free too!)

PLACES TO VISIT

Now open to the public are the following highlights and places of interest within Los Pinos:

♦ Calzada de los Presidentes: a beautiful walkway with statues of all Mexican leaders from Lázaro Cárdenas to Enrique Peña Nieto
♦ Casa Miguel Alemán: the main, massive house on the property where you can wander through the Vasconcelos Library, the president’s office, several reception rooms, as well as the kitchen and bedroom/living space of former presidents. (Yes—you can even see their massive closet space!)
♦ The Path of Democracy: a winding walkway in between the houses that doubles as a picturesque botanical garden space. This portion is lined with statues of important historical figures in Mexico’s democracy.
♦ Casa Miguel de la Madrid: you can access the Board Room of the Cabinet as well as another presidential office
♦ Venustiano Carranza Hall: here you can see a portrait of this former president by David Alfaro Siqueiros as well a HUGE meeting room with 50 seats
♦ Casa Lázaro Cárdenas: this was the very first  the first one in the complex, and is where President Lázaro Cárdenas chose to live instead of the Castillo de Chapultepec so that the castle could be opened to the public.

TIPS

♦ Arrive early, around 9:30AM-9:45AM to avoid the crowds.
♦ Bring a camera!
♦ We walked around 10,000 steps just throughout the property so plan to wear comfortable shoes for lots of walking.
♦ There is no food or drinks anywhere around here. I did see a few water fountains around the property, but not much else anywhere near.
♦ You can plan to spend about two hours wandering through the grounds.

Feel free to email us at kinetickennons@gmail.com if you have any other questions regarding your visit to the beautiful Los Pinos property!

Keep it Kinetic,
Hillary

 

 

 

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