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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 #10 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting place that has things to appreciated both inside and out. In the gardens are pheasants and Mexican hairless dogs. On the inside are works of art by Rivera and Kahlo (largest number is Rivera) as well as pre-Hispanic and other folk art. One section is devoted to Dolores Olmedo herself showing photos of her in various... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The hotel concierge recommended it and I was a little skeptical because it is located way on the outskirts of the city. I am happy I did not follow my initial impulse to avoid it. It is an absolutely amazing place. Ms. Olmedo was a personal friend of Diego Rivera. The collection she accumulated gave me a much deeper understanding... More 

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was a lovely retreat from hectic Mexico City. A grand home set among manicured gardens. A wonderful art collection including that of Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo. Dolores Olmedo was a sophisticated woman with a love of the arts and thankfully it has been preserved and left for the public to enjoy. There is a café in the grounds,... More 

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We literally ran through the museum, we were told we had until 6 pm but you could certainly tell that the staff were wanting to leave their posts by 5 to 6. We asked about the Xolo dogs that were suppose to be there, and were given different answers by different staff members. The dogs were not there. That was... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This 'selfmade' woman acquired an impressive collection of works by Diego Rivera, Asian works and many more. We had the opportunity to see the extensive 'altar de dia de los muertos'! Beautiful gardens with peacocks and xoloescuintle dogs. Worth a visit!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were lucky to be there in November and as well as seeing the peacocks and dogs (if you're into those!) and the exhibiton in the house, you get to see the Dia de Muertos exhibion which is in the building just inside the main gate. It's AMAZING. We went on Nov 2nd and had to queue for 45 minutes,... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I am a huge fan of Diego Rivera's, and the museum offers up some of his best works! I love how the museum is arranged - each room lending itself to a certain time period of Diego's work. There is also a fabulous collection of some of Frida Kahlo's best work! Make sure you get the headset/ tour guide -... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Learned of her while in Mexico City..... Great exposure to other culture, while sharing the commonality of art. Share the experience with not only Mexican Nationals, but people from all over the world.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Dolores Olmedo was a scamp and a lover of Diego Rivera. This affair added personal and favorite works of art to be gifted to her. A great museum rich in art and a great collection of personal keepsakes. The house is sprawled over beautful gardens. Great shopping at the boutique. A must!

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The structures and the outdoor gardens are beautiful with peacocks all around in a serene setting. There are plenty of Diego Rivera paintings and a decent amount of Frida Kahlo's works as well (more than at her museum) but I did expect more of her work than there was displayed. While looking at the works, look at the rooms themselves,... More 

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