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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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This was a great follow on to the Frieda Khalo museum. The peacocks and hairless dogs on the yard were captivating before you ever get in the museum to see the art. The art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was a great follow on to the Frieda Khalo museum. The peacocks and hairless dogs on the yard were captivating before you ever get in the museum to see the art. The art collection is phenomenal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You can see more art works from Frida and Diego here then in her blue house and the place is beautiful! It has a huge garden with lots of birds like peacocks and, also, they have those aztec dogs that look really different.. I loved the place. it´s near xochimilco, so you can do both places the same day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I visited on a Sunday afternoon and spent about three hours there. The museum grounds consist of a large tree-lined grass field covered with peacocks. On the grounds is the former home of Dolores Olmedo which is decorated as it may have been when she lived there. She had an expensive collection of Asian and Mexican art... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ms Olmedo left behind a marvelous compound to celebrate, Rivera, Frida and certainly herself. The art is good to great but the pictorial display of Olmeda's life with the high and mighty is quite surprising. Very glamorous photos of this obviously vivacious and powerful woman and portraits of her family are both odd and captivation. The grounds with the peacocks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I'm so glad I found out about this place on the way back from a morning in Xochimilco. Three stops back on the Tren Ligero at La Noria, and up a block around the corner is this astounding estate. Much has been said about the abundant peafowl, geese and xoloitzcuitle dogs, so Yes. The art, pre-Columbian collection, popular traditional arts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A beautiful setting, the painting are presented well. It is along way out of central Mexico City. There are some native dogs, which are very ulgly, but the peacocks are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Its beautiful. It is the only place in the world with the most Frida and Diego art collection. Get Uber to get you there. Tuesdays is free!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The museum is a large, walled estate (hacienda), formerly a colonial period convent, that belonged to the wealthy patron of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Doña Dolores was the executor of Diego's estate and owned many of his paintings, which are on display in the galleries. Peacocks roam the grounds, which are immaculately maintained. Do not miss this unique experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I didn't know that Dolores Olmedo had taken care of Diego Rivera at the end of his life. I could spend hours there looking at his and Frida's painting. The grounds are amazing as well full of peacocks and the decendants of her black dogs that sit around like beautiful statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Extremely interesting museum, Fabulous art collections of art - including paper mache puppets - huge and small. Learn about the curious relationship between Frida, Dolores, and Diego. Pet the Xoloitzcuintle dogs, if you are lucky. Enjoy the wandering peacocks as you walk in the beautiful gardens of Casa Azulejo, architectural delight - designed by one of Dolores' husbands. Worth the... More 

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Address: Av Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5555 1016
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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