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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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Suggest this museum is a great combination with a visit to Xochimilco and a boat trip there. This museum is one of the gems of Mexico City. The manicured grounds are beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Suggest this museum is a great combination with a visit to Xochimilco and a boat trip there. This museum is one of the gems of Mexico City. The manicured grounds are beautiful. The building ; the best of colonial architecture. Then then exhibits, all the collection of Doleres Olmedo - Diego Rivera at his best and one of the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Dolores Olmedo was very close to Diego Rivera and other Mexican Impressionists.. This museum has some very good Mexican art as well as beautiful pieces of Ivory. Definetely worth a visit. Go early and then go to the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

A really peaceful museo away from the busy nature of the rest of the city. Nice little cafe/restaurant on the grounds. The house is gorgeous and mainly filled with art work by Diego Rivera but there is also some by Frida Kahlo amongst others. The 'living' rooms of the house are a showcase of excess with the most ivory art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Park-like setting. Excellent art collection, with an especially enlightening set of sunsets by Rivera. Peacocks and Mexican hairless dogs are treasured there. A bit of a hike from Polanco but certainly worth the trip we've been several times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great collection of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's work set on beautiful grounds that showcase peacocks and Aztec dogs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An awesome museum in some really quaint surroundings. A bit far but well worth it if you combine your visit with one to Xochimilco and its famous Chinampas or Trajineras and the surrounding área.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you want to see a lot of the original art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, be sure to stop here. It's a gorgeous home with beautiful art gracing the walls, all placed in a beautiful hacienda setting. The place gives you a sense of the woman who owned the place and of her friendship with the famous artistic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This complex is a lovely hacienda and an old 17th century church that Delores Olmedo lived in. She was a friend and patron of Diego Rivera. She had 145 of his easel works and 25 of Freda Kahlo's (Rivera's wife) paintings at her house. There are also peacocks and Aztec hairless dogs at this house. Great place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

and an awesome collection of art, although goodness what a tribute to narcissism. also to philanthropy, what an amazing thing to amass such a home, and collection of art and to make it available to the public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Private collection of Dolores Olmedo featuring Frieda Kahlo and Diego Riveria. Very hard to find to best to take a cab. It is an oasis of beautiful gardens and art. You will also see the almost extinct hairless dogs.

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