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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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Excellent Art and Crafts

Fabulous collection of modern Mexican arts and crafts. Beautiful grounds, a nice cafe, and what more could you want? It's one of the best sites in D.F.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous collection of modern Mexican arts and crafts. Beautiful grounds, a nice cafe, and what more could you want? It's one of the best sites in D.F.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited as a family of four. Two young adults and two kids and we all have an amazing time. We saw esquicles dogs and the garderns are so relaxing and beautiful. The hacienda is gorgeous. The staff is super nice and lets you enjoy the museo at your own pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The beautiful home of Dolores Olmedo will take your breath away. Wonderful collection of the works of Rivera and Kahlo plus local artists and craftsmen. The Aztec dogs ... the peacocks .. the quaint coffeehouse.... What an experience. If you are taking young children: There are outdoor activities for children. Don't take them inside the museums. The museums have alarm... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is wonderful! The house is very pretty and it shows different expositions. The place also has several Mexican dogs called Escuincles which were the dogs from the Aztecs. If you come to Mexico, you will not be disappointed to visit this wonderful house/Museum.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This museum is located in a really nice House, full of gardens. There are many paintings of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Siqueiros, etc. Also there you can see peakcocks and xoloscuincles, the prehispanic dogs that have survived for hundred of years. Near by you can go to the center of Xochimilco where you can travel in 'trajineras', little boats that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Though the Frida Kahlo museum is more popular than Museo Dolores Olmedo, I found Museo Dolores Olmedo to have a better collection of art. Not that the Frida Kahlo Museum isn't worth a visit, but I loved the architecture, nature, and art of Museo Dolores Olmedo. The peacocks were beautiful and seeing the xoloitzcuintlis was awesome, as I'd never seen... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This amazing old house, belonged to this woman called Dolores Olmedo which was one of the most fervent admirors of Diego Rivera, shows the largest collection of his lifetime work. Only by this is worth the visit, however there are always temporary exhibitions but most beautiful is to hang around the gardens of the house where live two iconic animals... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino shouldn't be missed if you appreciate the artwork of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The museum is located in a park like environment with peacocks strolling the grounds along with the hairless Aztec dogs. The museum itself is in a building that looks like a small church. The paintings by both Diego and Frida were... More 

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madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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