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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

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Address: Av Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5555 1016
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Description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores...
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.
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Xoloitzcuintle: Mexican hairless dogs, Frida Kalo, Diego Rivera and Casa Azulejo

Extremely interesting museum, Fabulous art collections of art - including paper mache puppets - huge and small. Learn about the curious relationship between Frida, Dolores, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Extremely interesting museum, Fabulous art collections of art - including paper mache puppets - huge and small. Learn about the curious relationship between Frida, Dolores, and Diego. Pet the Xoloitzcuintle dogs, if you are lucky. Enjoy the wandering peacocks as you walk in the beautiful gardens of Casa Azulejo, architectural delight - designed by one of Dolores' husbands. Worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The museum and grounds are lovely and well tended. This museum houses the largest collection of the art of Frida Kahlo. Dolores Olmedo was the final wife of Diego Rivera - so she inherited a very large part of his Frida collection. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. You can see descendants of his famous dogs which are still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

An excellent and recommended museum. You should consider this one, along with the Studio Diego Rivera and, of course, the Casa Azulejo for your excursion. With stops at the excellent Coyoacan mercado for ceviche or carnitas and the Hacienda San Miguel for a margarita.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

They have a Kahlo's art collection, including the Broken Column and the Self-Portrait with Monkey...If you are a Frida Freak like me, you MUST go. They have a Riviera Collection too. Plus, The place is totally beautiful. Amazing gardens and peacocks walking around. It was a surprise for me to be able to see some Xoloitzcuintle (The hairless Mexican Dog)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We combined a trip to the museum with a trip to Xochimilco for a lovely and refreshing break from the hustle of Mexico City. The museum was quite easy to get to by the Tren Ligera to stop La Noire. Then it was a short walk back in the direction that the train came from, under a walking bridge and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One of the best museums I've seen. From the beautiful peacocks strolling the manicured grounds to the incredible collections amassed by this remarkable woman, I would invite you to make this a must see in Mexico City. Truly an eye opening experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Really worth a visit if you go down to Xochimilcho, beautiful gardens full of peacocks, and some excellent art work.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This historic place is very interesting and says a lot about Dolores!!! The famous furless dogs so loved by Frida Khalo are there and many peacocks roam around the beautiful grounds. There are several different unconnected sections to explore with the most interesting to me the works of Frida Khalo. There's a gift shop, an ATM and plenty of bathroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

In addition to a special exhibit of both Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera paintings (Rivera collection is excellent), the museum is located at the home of Dolores Olmedo, in a park full of peacocks and peahens, flowering jacaranda trees (this being April in Mexico City) and beautiful vistas, places to sit and a calm oasis in a frenetic city. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Small museum showing great paintings made by great artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Gorgeous gardens with some aztec dogs and peacocks as well as a little restaurant that serves authentic mexican food. The building itself is beautiful.

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