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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Address: Av Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5555 1016
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Ranked #25 of 389 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a...
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Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino ("La Noria") lies beyond both the beaten tourist path and the stereotypical reputation of Mexico City as crowded, noisy, gritty, and dangerous. It is a tranquil island. If you enjoy art, architecture, history (Mexico, style), plants (especially), and a glimpse at mid-20th century upper crust life, you will like it. We recommend 2-3 hours at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite places to go. Once you enter the gates it is Ike an oasis- peacocks strolling the grounds. There are a couple of those dogs that are an ancient breed but they are safely kept within the garden gates for those who might be afraid. Great house, great collection of pre- columbium art a well as Kahlo... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's fascinating to see a hacienda that was a private residence until relatively recently -- it's a window into another era. In addition to the (early) Rivera and (especially good) Kahlo artworks, many of Olmedo's personal rooms are on view, too, and they are pretty wild -- it's a certain kind of opulence. The hairless dogs are kind of odd.... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The museum is a restored hacienda on the outskirts of Mexico City. You can take public transportaion; easy on Sundays. The grounds are full of peacocks, spreading their tails. There is a wonderful collection of both Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo painting. There is a small cafe for lunch and occasional Sunday concerts. Unfortunately the gift shop was closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Incredible gardens, stunning private collection art museum, and far and away the best flan we've ever had!

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a real shlep to get to by public transport- leave at least an hour from anywhere else in Mexico City to arrive. Once there it is very peaceful and beautiful hacienda with peacocks roaming the gardens and a large display of Diego Rivera's art( also some Friday Kahlo and folkloric pieces) would only recommend if you are a... More 

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bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was very average and not too professionally done. I'd spend my time seeing other sites in Mexico City

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Easy enough to take the subway and train to get there. Allow lots of time, it is wonderful. Plan for a lovely day and take time to enjoy the grounds.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This hacienda style museum is actually close to the famous canals. The museum and walled gardens offer a fine refuge from the hustle bustle that is surrounding. There were many works by Frida and Diego when we visited. Was it a permanent exhibit? Quien sabe.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There was something about this place that left me cold. The patroness Dolores Olmeda, is to thank for supporting Diego Rivera. We were expecting to see a lot more of his work, but it was unimpressive, many drawings, but nothing that stood out for what he is famous for. There were some ancient artifacts that were interesting, but we wondered... More 

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