Museums, Places, Things Must See in Mexico City
At “Historic Downtown” Mexico City:
The Palace of Fine Arts (El Palacio de Bellas Artes)
At the birth of the century Mexico prepared 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.
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The MUNAL, National Art Museum (Museo Nacional de Arte)
The National Art Museum. The place where a complete panorama of Mexican pictorial and sculptural art, from its Colonial period to the early years of the XX century, can be experienced. It is easily accessible and very near other sites of interest in Mexico City´s Historical Downtown.
The MUNAL National Art Museum. Download the video now.
The Templo Mayor (Grate Temple) Museum,
The Templo Mayor Museum, in “Mexico City´s Zocalo”. One of the museums with greatest impact in Mexico City. It was inaugurated in 1987, once the rescue work directed by archaeologist Roberto Matos Moctezuma, from 1978 to 1982, was completed.
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Franz Mayer Museum
A museum dedicated to decorative arts and design from the sixteen century to the ninetieth century at Mexico City’s Historic Downtown. A collection of more than 10 thousand objects ceded to the people of Mexico by German borne Franz Mayer. Arrived in Mexico in 1905, became prominent in the financial business and a Mexican national in 1933.
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 is located in the in Plaza Carso, close to the fashionable Polanco neighborhood. Read more…
At Chapultepec Park
The Chapultepec Castle, National Museum of History .
This castle was 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. Imperial residence of Maximilian of Habsburg, 1864-1866.
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Chapultepec Woods Park
“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 National Museum of Anthropology
Truly impressive. The 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.
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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.
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The Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art
Is a magnificent space of modern Mexican architecture located in Chapultepec Park, one of the most beautiful and emblematic zones of Mexico City, very near the Museum of Modern Art and Chapultepec Castle.
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At the 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. It was 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 Xitle’s volcano eruption 2000 years ago. It 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. Diego Rivera’s collection of 2,000 pre-Hispanic pieces, large-format sketches of his famous murals. A collection of the 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 used to be the construction of 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’s family home at the start of the XX century. Transformed by Frida over the years with the addition of pre-Hispanic. This is where Frida lived the last years of her life, after her separation from the painter Diego Rivera.
La Casa Azul (The Blue House) of Frida Kahlo. Download the video now.
The Diego Rivera Studio House
The Diego Rivera Studio House, in Mexico City´s San Angel area. A novelty in its day. The house´s rooms and gardens still maintain 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.
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Leon Trotsky Museum House
In 1937 Leon Trotsky, one of the central figures of the Russian Revolution, arrived to Mexico where he had been granted asylum. Trotsky was received in the port of Tampico by Frida Khalo and by other friends and comrades.
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