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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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Description: This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now...
This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
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1st Mural of Diego Rivera

It is a place where you can see the 1st mural by Diego Rivera, is located behind the Cathedral and very close to the place where you can find the Turibus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mexico City
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155 reviews 155 reviews
34 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went because of the Exhibit "The Worldly and the Divine" according to the newspaper was a collection of gifts given by the Islam Culture to the world (diplomatic, commercial trade, exchanges, etc.) but the reality is not so. It consists of pieces, just pieces (some pages of the Coran, some pieces of tile, a few coins, two Backgammon boards).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a place where you can see the 1st mural by Diego Rivera, is located behind the Cathedral and very close to the place where you can find the Turibus.

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Mexico City
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195 reviews 195 reviews
32 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This building is UNAM (Mexico University) property, so you will find some permanent exhibitions and som temporal exhibitions, theres a fee to entry, thebuilding itself has more than 500 years and with a lot of Jesuitas influence, you will find some murals form Orozco and other mexican painters. There`s a nice store if you want to get some gift (little... More 

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Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The building is lovely, lots of Spanish influence in the architecture. Temporary exhibitions and beautiful murales of the greatest mexican muralistas like Rivera and Orozco.

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Edinburg, UK
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23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is the setting of the first of Rivera's murals and it was quite an education to see his murals compared to other new artists of the time. (His was astonishingly better!) A word of warning, however. The building itself was easy to find, but the Rivera mural was hard to find. It is on the first floor, tucked behind... More 

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Springwood, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was recommended to visit for not only the architecture but its murals on the walls around the site. Was formally a school. It is now a museum and does have exhibitions. There is a Gift Shop. Cost MEX$25 but I understand its free entry on Tuesdays. See the very informative website.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was free to get in the day we visited. A main attraction was an exhibit called Saints Alive that had just come from London. We joined a tour group whose guide spoke Spanish. When I asked him for a repea with English he was happy to do it. He wouldn't take a tip, saying he was a volunteer who... More 

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Michael Landy's shows of kinetic "Saints" sculptures is bright and insightful. At first appearance it may seem uncomfortably humorous, but there is a deeper message in his work. See this while it lasts! The setting amid the Orozco murals and beautiful architecture make this a true jewel in Mexico City for art and architecture.

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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Go on Tuesday...it is free and enjoy the lesson in art history and see the visual history of Mexico. This one time school founded by the Jesuits houses visual history of Mexican mural art. Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and many others were complete unknowns when they were commissioned in the 1920's and 30's to depict the history on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great temporary exhibits housed in a fabulous building great gift shop. Take your camera there are sometimes hands on workshops related to the current exhibit

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Address: Address: Mexico City, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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