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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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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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The current exhibit was stunning

My wife and I visited this museum to see the building and the murals (Rivera et al). If that had been all we saw, it would have merited a 3 or 4. However, the current exhibit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this museum to see the building and the murals (Rivera et al). If that had been all we saw, it would have merited a 3 or 4. However, the current exhibit (sculptures by Javier Marin) was absolutely stunning, technically and thematically. We had seen several of his monumental works in a plaza by the Templo... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Went here to see Diego murals and found loads of other Mexican artists creating stunning work. It was quiet and luxurious, especially after seeing the hours-long queue for the National Palace murals.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The stand out area is undoubtedly the general assembly room of this former Jesuit boarding school. The view along its length is wonderful. The beautifully intricately carved choir stalls line both sides. The grand barrel vaulted ceiling is another highlight. A great selection of murals by famous artists including Diego Rivera are delightful. They cover themes of history and politics... More 

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melbourne australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Visited this beautiful museum in December to see an amazing exhibition by artist Javier Marin. Not only was it one of the best curated exhibition I'd seen for a while, but the building is truly beautiful. If you're interested in art, and a building, that truly evokes emotion, then this is a must see.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Tucked behind the Templo Mayor and a block or so from the Zocalo is the former convent and school and now one of the most impressive museum structures I have ever visited. The current exhibition of the unique and awesome work of sculptor Javier Marín is spread throughout the museum and one space leads to another providing surprise after surprise.... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This amazing building dates back to 1583 and once you step inside this museum you will feel that you are going back in time. It has an impressive courtyard and the architecture is breathtaking. It is also part of UNAM university which must make for a perfect location and surroundings to study in. Take your time to go round and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you want to know a historical and beautiful spaniard style construction, this is one of the beautiful places in Mexico city. Also very beautiful murals on the walls.

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had the opportunity to attend a dinner at this fabulous building. It used to a Jesuit college years ago that is currently home to exhibits and collections. It is a three story building with a nice water fountain in the patio. An interesting place to visit.

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Mexico City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.