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The best you Must see in Mexico City‘s museums, parks, plazas, architecture, art and people. Insightful articles, photos and videos…
Bellas Artes Palace, Templo Mayor, Franz Mayer Museum, Soumaya Museum, Chapultepec Park, Chapultepec Castle, Museum of Anthropology, Tamayo Museum, Modern Art Museum, UNAM’s Sculptural Space, Anahuacalli Museo, Dolores Olmedo, Frida Kahlo’s Blue House, Diego Rivera Studio House, Trotsky House Museum…
Articles, photos and videos Must see in Mexico City…
The Palace of Fine Arts (El Palacio de Bellas Artes)
At the birth of the century Mexico prepares to celebrate 100 years of independence. Porfirio Diaz, who had been in power for 30 years, had the Italian architect Adamo Boari construct the Palace of Fine Arts. When construction in midstream, the Mexican Revolution explodes.
The MUNAL, National Art Museum (Museo Nacional de Arte)
The National Museum of Art. A complete panorama of Mexican pictorial and sculptural art, from its Colonial period to the early years of the twentieth century. It is easily accessible and very near other sites of interest in Mexico City’s Historical Downtown.
The Templo Mayor (Great Temple) Museum
The Templo Mayor Museum, in “Mexico City’s Zocalo”. One of the museums with greatest impact in Mexico City. Inaugurated in 1987, once the rescue work lead by archaeologist Roberto Matos Moctezuma, from 1978 to 1982, finished.
A museum dedicated to decorative arts and design, from the sixteenth century to the ninetieth century; is found at Mexico City’s Historic Downtown. The Mayer museum keeps a collection of more than 10 thousand objects, ceded to the people of Mexico by German born Franz Mayer; who arrived in Mexico in 1905; becoming a prominent figure in the financial business and a Mexican national in 1933.
Mexico City Polanco Neighborhood
This emblematic and unmistakable building houses a collection that displays over thirty centuries of universal culture and history, and is one of the newest additions to the urban landscape of Mexico City in Plaza Carso, close to the fashionable Polanco neighborhood. Read more…
The Chapultepec Castle, National Museum of History .
This castle constructed between 1785-1787 as a resting place for the viceroys of the New Spain; during the Mexican-American War a battle took place here in 1847. The imperial residence of Maximilian of Habsburg, 1864-1866.
“El Bosque de Chapultepec” is a large city park in the heart of Mexico City covering 678 hectares divided in sections; this zone represents almost half of the green areas within the metropolitan area. It is the most visited park both by locals and tourists from all over the world. Read more….
The Anthropology Museum in Mexico City
Truly impressive. The National Museum of Anthropology celebrated in 2014, fifty years of existence. It is a valuable work of architecture. Exhibits an extensive sampling of pre-Hispanic pieces belonging to Mesoamerican cultures.
Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City
A visit to Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art is one of the most enjoyable and impressive experiences, thanks to the richness of its collection and the splendid architectural space that showcase the works.
The Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art
Is a magnificent space of modern Mexican architecture in Chapultepec Park, one of the most beautiful and emblematic zones of Mexico City, very near the Museum of Modern Art and Chapultepec Castle.
South of Mexico City:
The Sculptural Space at UNAM
The UNAM’s Sculptural Space is one of the most important Land Art sites around the globe; planned as a space to gaze, read, think, meditate, invent, create, sing or enjoy, where nature and sculptures are perfectly integrated. Created and built over lava rock from the last Xitle volcano eruption 2000 years ago. This Land Art work was the felicitous concurrence of six artists who managed to combine their individual talents and efforts. Read more…
A museum built with volcanic rock in 46,000 square meters of ecological space. Houses Diego Rivera’s collection of 2,000 pre-Hispanic pieces, various large-format sketches of his famous murals and his collection of huge, multicolored stylized bodies made of cardboard resembling the skeletons of happy dead people.
The Dolores Olmedo Museum
A magnificent collection of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Angelina Beloff´s works and arts from other international artists shown on temporary expositions; shown in what it was a sixteen hundred century hacienda. A very pleasant place to visit with a magnificent natural garden. Read More…
Frida Kahlo Museum, The Blue House
A beautiful space in the Mexico City neighborhood of Coyoacan, the Khalo family house; built at the start of the XX century and transformed by Frida over the years by adding some pre-Hispanic elements. This is where Frida lived the last years of her life, after her separation from the painter Diego Rivera.
The Diego Rivera Studio House
The Diego Rivera Studio House, in Mexico City’s San Angel neighborhood. A novelty in its day. The house´s rooms and gardens still keep the original freshness of the design that architect Juan O’Gorman infused into this work. It is a must see example of functionalist architecture in Latin America.
Leon (Liev) Trotsky Museum House in Mexico City
In 1937 Leon Trotsky, one of the central figures of the Russian Revolution, arrived in Mexico where he was granted asylum and received, in the port of Tampico, by Frida Khalo and by other friends and comrades.