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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 #15 of 289 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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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is wonderful for different reasons, first of all a great collection of paintings from Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Angelina Beloff (first wife of Rivera) among others, but as important as the art collection is the site itself, a magnificent "hacienda" from the XVI century, with enormous gardens inhabited by "xoloitzcuintles" (prehispanic dogs) and peacocks, with wonderful vegetation and... More

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Celaya, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I visited the museum at the beginning of 2014. During my visit I noticed the importance of Olmedo's Museum, the fact that another great institution (the Musée de l’Orangerie) had exchanged paintings from the likes of Cézanne, Monet, Renoir and Picasso for some of Rivera's and Kahlo's works really surprised me and gave me a better perspective about Mexican art... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Rivera is world-known for its murals, but he is so much more than that: discover this incredible painter in that (beautiful) museum. Frankly, a master and a genius, as Picasso was. Hope you'll get the shock I experienced in front of a small wonderful sketch he made of his mother, full of nuances and observations... and made when Rivera was... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum is worth the trip for many reasons, a great collection, a beautiful house outside the central zones of the city. Overall a great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

If you have extra time i think the museum is worth visiting but if not dont push it. its nice to see some work from frida and diego but also there work is in many other places. the estate is beautiful the peacocks and mexican dogs just make this place. there was a musical event when i went unplanned for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After a long ride on the Tren Ligero, you will get to a big country house, where you will admire all the pieces of art of Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo, enjoy the peaceful gardens with the continuos curiosity of several peacocks looking at you. The old house of misses Olmedo is very particular, it has several pieces of Asian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

it is simple but quite time consuming and crowded to get here, but it is worth the trip. the grounds are beautiful with lots of peacocks giving full tail displays, and a chance to see the wierd hairless, pre columbian dogs, but it is the unrivalled collection of work by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo that make it worth the... More

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