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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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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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Stunning Colonial Building In The Heart of Mexico City

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Toluca, Mexico
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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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Mexico City
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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