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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Av Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
55 5555 1016
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Ranked #14 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from... more » Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks –seemingly confected of living jewels—and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.Since the museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1994, its greatest treasure is its painting. The world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is, as well, a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

we arrived on a day there was no charge for entry. the grounds are just amazing and they keep peacocks everywhere roaming freely. They have on site the Aztec Dogs of which I can't remember their full name but they are uniquely gorgeous. they artwork is amazing and the collections of artifacts are just wonderful to look at. the store... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Its far from most places in Mexico city, but it has very nice work by Diego Rivera, very nice gardens and its unlike most places in mexico city, a nice calm retreat.

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Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've seen Frida Kahlo's work in many museums around the world, but walking into the room housing The Broken Column and seeing it for the first time takes me back years and years to Paris when I saw the Mona Lisa for the first time. This experience was much more magical and surreal - and I'll never forget it! I... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing museum on the outskirts of Mexico City. The building and grounds alone, along with the peacocks and hairless dogs, are worth the visit. Ms Olmedo collected an impressive collection of art and furniture, with a slant toward Asian furniture. Despite having to pay an extra, albeit small, fee for every photo device including a phone, it's a great place.... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Mrs. Olmedo was best friends with Diego Rivera and is the major collector of his and Frida Kahlo's work. Now the Administration is dedicated to bring to Mexico major foreign temporary collections. I just saw a fabulous French Impressionist exhibit! Mrs. Olmedo's house is impressive, the architecture is "Old Hacienda", very beautiful. Worth the visit all the way to Xochimilco!

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Naucalpan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This museum has beautiful garden, really a big garden. And has one of the biggest collection of Frida Kahlo paintings. Also has some dogs Xoloscuintle that was loved of Frida and Diego. The only thing I dont like of this place, was the terrible ivory collection this lady Dolores Olmedo has. Im against kill elephant for ivory. :(

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Mingle with free roaming peacocks and great works of art. The on-site restaurant features outdoor seating overlooking the beautifully manicured lawn and features well-prepared traditional cuisine. This is a perfect spot for a breezy afternoon with a special someone.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This museum has an amazing collection of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Dolores Olmedo bought this beautiful property in 1962 and later converted it into the museum. It also has an impressive collection of pre-Hispanic, colonial, and folk art. Make sure you see her 7 or 8 Xoloitzcuintle dogs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is a must-see. Beautiful old house. And her collection of art is quite good. . . .she had fine taste.

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Museum itself is beautiful, it'll take you around two hours to visit it. There are several Diego and Frida unknown works. Beautiful gardens, they have live Peafowls walking around the place and Xoloitzcuintle dogs in one area! To get in you have to pay $10MXN if you are Mexican, and $65MXN if you are not Mexican. The only problem... More

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