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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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A must see museum in Mexico City.

A great collection of mainly Diego and Frida works in a breath taking setting in Xochimilco. The house was donated and the museum funded by Ms. Dolores Olmedo Patino and what a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A great collection of mainly Diego and Frida works in a breath taking setting in Xochimilco. The house was donated and the museum funded by Ms. Dolores Olmedo Patino and what a gift it is to Xochimilco, Mexico City and the world. Aside from what you can find inside the museum the building is surrounded by gorgeous gardens with indigenous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

You can take the Tren Ligere to La Noria and visit this museum. It is good to combine with Xochimilco as it is fairly close. The former house and lands of Dolores Olmedo houses a fine collection of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. It is a treasure to see and a pleasure to wander the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Upon arrival we were "greeted" by a most beautiful peacock. I think he was having some fun with us though! Every time we tried to walk by he would spread his plummage and walk right at us...took one of the gardeners to shoo him off!! Beautiful museum and well kept grounds...as dog lovers we enjoyed seeing the "Mexican hairless" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a gorgeous museum . The grounds surrounding the museum are replete with pheasants showing their colorful tails and large grey dogs without hair. These are precolonial animals. The breed has been preserved and they are expensive. The exhibits are well planned and interesting and the museum store invites one to buy, buy, buy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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Mexico City, Mexico
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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

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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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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