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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #22 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
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Type: Art Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I included this building, known primarily for its Orozco murals, in a downtown day of murals. It was an approach I rather liked and would recommend. Plus many of them are free.

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brecon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Situated not far from the Zocolo this is a beautiful building that was once a convent and high school. The design is very colonial and is spread out over three floors in a cloister type setting with lovely trees and balconies. Apart from the lovely setting the murals here are simply great. You will find some other paintings on show... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you are interested in Mexican murals, you should definitely pay a visit. There are beautiful Orozco murals that you can view in a peaceful setting -- a former convent -- with hardly anyone around. It really is an oasis given the hullabaloo in the surrounding streets.

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Graham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is an important stop on your self-guided art history tour of the Mexican Muralists. (or come along with Oaxaca Cultural Navigator. We organize small groups led by an art historian.) These are the earliest Orozco murals. Note the one in the stairway to the second floor of Cortes and La Malinche. Go next door into the UNAM auditorium to... More 

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pescara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Apart from the murals, there was an Exhibition on Darwin when I went, which was rather dull since the artifacts were just reproductions and the whole exhibit was mostly large signs to read.... so the ground floor was the exhibition and upstairs the murals

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A beautiful old building with a very interesting mix of exhibitions, from contemporary art to more classical. Just the building is worth the trip.

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Mascota, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I am at my hotel, and I just returned from Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. I flew over for three days from Puerto Vallarta, where I live, specifically see to see the murals of Diego Rivera. There is only one here, La creación. It is located in the Anfiteatro Simón Bolívar. It is an early mural work, and is not... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The museum is housed in an old Jesuit seminary - great setting; beautiful building, stained glass. Orozco/Rivera/Siqueros murals are first rate. This was a very pleasant surprise.

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Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just a few steps away from the ring of major sites in the Zócalo (cathedral, national palace, Templo Mayor) is an oasis of peace and quiet and splendid architectural and art to view in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. Early works of Orozco, Rivera and others merit a good hour or more to view ... read might be as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This building, a former Jesuit seminary, contains murals by the great painters, Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros. There is also exhibition space for current art exhibitions.

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