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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 #15 of 286 attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is worth the trip for many reasons, a great collection, a beautiful house outside the central zones of the city. Overall a great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

If you have extra time i think the museum is worth visiting but if not dont push it. its nice to see some work from frida and diego but also there work is in many other places. the estate is beautiful the peacocks and mexican dogs just make this place. there was a musical event when i went unplanned for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After a long ride on the Tren Ligero, you will get to a big country house, where you will admire all the pieces of art of Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo, enjoy the peaceful gardens with the continuos curiosity of several peacocks looking at you. The old house of misses Olmedo is very particular, it has several pieces of Asian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

it is simple but quite time consuming and crowded to get here, but it is worth the trip. the grounds are beautiful with lots of peacocks giving full tail displays, and a chance to see the wierd hairless, pre columbian dogs, but it is the unrivalled collection of work by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo that make it worth the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fortunately we had a guide, Ricardo that was able to tell us about the history of these grounds otherwise we wouldn't have had the back story. We couldn't find anything inside the museum that indicated who Dolores Olmedo was, or really her relationship with Diego & Frida. The grounds are beautiful and park like. The prehistoric dogs that one can... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stopped at the Dolores Olmedo Patino museum on the way out to Xochimilco (it's about 6 blocks from the metro stop). Gorgeous setting--green and lush, with peacocks on the lawns and Xoloitzcuintles (Mexican hairless dogs) in an enclosure. There was an interesting temporary exhibit (which we had no time to visit), and the permanent collection is great--well-preserved archaeological pieces... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A beautiful house and collection marred by the rudeness of the staff. The cafe staff refused to let me eat on the terrace. The gallery staff insisted that a particular route was taken around the rooms. Difficult to reach on public transport - tube and railway.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

In a serene garden setting, many wonderful works of these two artists. Well worth the traveling to get here, as it's in a somewhat remote part of DF.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Dolores Olmeda was a patron of Diego Rivera and Frida and her beautiful hacienda in the south of Mexico City is the perfect showcase for her large collection of their work. There is a nice cafe, a good gift shop, beautiful grounds and even a goodly number of mexico's famous hairless dogs enjoying part of the gardens. You will also... More

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Takes a little effort to get to, (we took the same route as reviewer Sandy Grim wrote), but very worth the trip! It's quite a surprise when you enter the location -- gorgeous grounds and beautiful buildings. Peacocks, very rare hairless dogs (that look like statues), amazing collection of art by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. We went on a... More

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