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Diego Rivera Studio Museum

Diego Rivera | Altavista, Mexico City 01090, Mexico
011-52-5-616-0996
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As featured in 3 days in Mexico City
Ranked #76 of 289 attractions in Mexico City
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Diego Rivera Studio Museum should be known to many because of the Selma Hayek movie "Frida".  It is the two houses occupied by Diego and Frida... more »
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Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Out of the three structures, only one - Diego's house - had a room full of things. We saw that one first. Then we were directed to the other houses, our tickets solemnly torn, motioned up the stairs, yet there was absolutely nothing in the rooms of the other two structures, save for the toilet in Friida's bathroom. This place... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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137 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was really cool to go see the house that was shared by Diego and Frida via a bridge connected their two houses. This place is also called Casa O Gorman after the person that designed it. Cheap to get in. Very nice staff. This is "slightly difficult" to find. I have made three separate trips to Mexico City, the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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177 reviews 177 reviews
47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We wanted to see Diego's studio so hired a car and went out to San Angel.Interesting area its whee the well heeled lived when I was living in Mexico in the 70s. I understand they moved to Santa Fe. In any case a lot of staff on the premises but no one to explain things. Interesting to see his small... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

After visiting Museo Frida Khalo (Casa Azul), this site was a great disappointment. Frida's blue house was empty of furniture; it contained contemporary art that was ok, but not what we wanted to see. Diego's studio was interesting ... just wish the rest of the rooms were similarly furnished. If you are short on time, give this one a pass.

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London
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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I think for some this could be a disappointing tourist destination but if you love art and artists this is a good insight into a working studio. I found it interesting seeing where the artists lived separately to work and yet were still closely connected. Everyone was helpful but there seemed a lot of staff guarding each room which took... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Basically the only a few rooms open were the studio where Diego Rivera painted, a bedroom where DR died, and an anteroom. The Frida Kahlo house was being remodeled and a new exit was about to open later this month. I know some people liked the Frida Kahlo movie, but I thought it was very depressing, and didn't portray DR... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

After visiting Casa Azur, which was the home of Frida Khalo where her and Diego lived for some years, my family and I visited the studio from Diego. Actually this is not only his studio, but there are 2 studios in 2 modern houses in the same area, built to accommodate each one in one of the houses. So, they... More

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Alamo, California
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52 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The studio museum, itself, is small. However, the Frida Kahlo movie is worth the trip. It is available with english subtitles. I always thought her art was a little creepy, but this movie gives such great insight into her life! I learned a lot and the movie held my attention. See this before you go to the Frida Kahlo museum.... More

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Earth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The place is important o understand how he worked and lived. Place could use an uplift. Architecture by OGorman highly interesting...

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American in Bogota
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38 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I had read quite a bit about this house a couple of years ago and I was really interested in the architecture itself and the lives that were lived there. It's well-preserved but they don't let you see very much of it. Not much information is provided but the entrance fee is a pittance. If you're in the area and... More

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