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Best views of Mexico City? (rooftop, hotel, etc.)

Old Aug 12, 19, 7:15 pm
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Best views of Mexico City? (rooftop, hotel, etc.)

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I have plans to be in MXC from Wednesday til Sunday and although most of it will be on business I have an extra day when I arrive to enjoy myself. Since I am a timelapse photographer I am wondering if anyone can tell me of a really spectacular view of the skyline? Whether it is from a hotel, or a rooftop bar or some other type of location that I could Uber to. I will only have one night to get it so would really like something iconic of the city.

I've googled a bit but every hotel in the city always claims to have amazing views - it's just that they rarely ever have an actual photo of you'd be seeing. I've booked hotels in cities thinking I'd have a great composition but ended up being of 1 or 2 single skyscrapers near by.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old Aug 13, 19, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by VLtone View Post
Hi All

I have plans to be in MXC from Wednesday til Sunday and although most of it will be on business I have an extra day when I arrive to enjoy myself. Since I am a timelapse photographer I am wondering if anyone can tell me of a really spectacular view of the skyline? Whether it is from a hotel, or a rooftop bar or some other type of location that I could Uber to. I will only have one night to get it so would really like something iconic of the city.

I've googled a bit but every hotel in the city always claims to have amazing views - it's just that they rarely ever have an actual photo of you'd be seeing. I've booked hotels in cities thinking I'd have a great composition but ended up being of 1 or 2 single skyscrapers near by.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Mexico City doesn't have a particularly amazing skyline. Air clarity is another issue. Your best bet is to head up the Torre Latinoamericana. It is right in the City Center, which is not an area with many tall buildings.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:22 am
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While not super high, I'd suggest the view from Chapultepec castle. You can uber to the bottom of the hill, but then would need to walk up (or take the touristy "train" thing). As mentioned, pollution in general may be an issue.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 11:19 am
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. It looks like I'm staying at the Hilton which appears to be walkable to the tower, so I think I will head there tonight to timelapse the sunset. Do you think they'll let me stand in 1 spot with a tripod for 2 hours? Lots of places in the US frown on that.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 2:51 pm
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Old Aug 15, 19, 7:42 am
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I find some of the most interesting architecture (reminiscent of Miami) is in the Sante Fe neighborhood on the west side of town and higher in elevation so it overlooks the city. It has been a long time since I have been there so not sure what buildings/hotels there have rooftop bars now but have enjoyed the rooftop at the Westin hotel and the Hilton has a very nice rooftop pool/lounge area but with 8-ft high glass panel walls might not be conducive to photography.

Having said that - the traditional rooftop hotspots are Balmori, Miralto, Hotel/Restaurant Condessa DF. Dont forget Bellini, the revolving restaurant
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Old Aug 27, 19, 11:30 am
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Old Sep 3, 19, 12:28 am
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
Mexico City doesn't have a particularly amazing skyline. Air clarity is another issue. Your best bet is to head up the Torre Latinoamericana. It is right in the City Center, which is not an area with many tall buildings.
I really liked the view from up there. Also with your purchase you get a chance to visit twice. At daylight and after it became dark outside. Really nice!
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