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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 #13 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lovely paintings, nice gazebo dining, peacocks roaming in the gardens. A nice respite from a noisy city.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Given that we visited during the Christmas break the traffic was considerably lighter than normal. This museum and grounds are exceptional. The gardens are famous for their peacocks and the art is amazing with much of it a gift from her friend Diego Rivera. This museum is definitely a must see.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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