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Museo Mural Diego Rivera

Colon 7 | at Calle Balderas, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #33 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Mexican artist Diego Rivera's most famous mural, "Dream of a Sunday afternoon in the Alameda", is housed in this museum.
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Graham, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is what you come to Mexico City to see! One of Rivera's last murals. The Prado Hotel, that is was commissioned for, was destroyed in the 1985 earthquake. Somehow, this masterpiece survived and was moved to it's own dedicated museum space. It is a linear history of Mexico from the conquest to the industrialized development of Mexico City. Rivera... More

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This mural is amazing. This entire area around Alameda Park is so full of history and this mural brings it all to life. It is great to take a little time to see the mural and read the stories behind the people featured. It will change the way you view the park when you leave the museum. fascinating. Diego was... More

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San Francisco, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a small museum at one end of the Alameda Central. It has paintings by Rivera and others, but the highlight is the mural that was rescued from an earthquake-damaged hotel. It's one of Rivera's best, and the scene actually takes place at a fountain in the Alameda Central that you can walk to.

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the murals painted by Diego Rivera. I found them to be historically interesting and facinating in his choice of color and style. My art culture typically consists of knowing what I dislike, and I liked Diego's creation. These are important murals that should be viewed by everyone on a to visit Mexico City.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

costs 19 pesos to get in. Disappointing because there is only 1 mural. It is a very large piece though and there is a sign in English that explains who all the various people are. Just east of Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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austin, texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pull up or print out info on this painting before you go. Sit down in front of the painting, pull out your information and start reading. You can easily spend an hour or more looking through the details of the painting and all of the "characters" Diego drew. You can also buy a 20 peso guide, which is helpful. If... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After really enjoying the Frida Kahlo museum this was a major disappointment. I can’t recall the fee, but for what you get it was a real joke. Aside from a few sparse paintings etc, the mural itself (what we could see of it) was impressive – spanning the entire wall of a separate room. The problem though was though we... More

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The museum has only one work of note. Which is like saying that the Sistine Chapel has only one ceiling. "Dreams of a Sunday Afternoon" is a monumental piece of work. I spent an hour and ten minutes staring at it. It takes you through five hundred years of Mexican history in the most entertaining way imaginable. I highly advise... More

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Elk Grove, California
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32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went. We would only have to pay the usual small entry fee. What would we be seen? One painting. "One?" we said. "Yes, one only." Don't go unless you want now to see one painting. Otherwise, wait until it's fully open again.

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I can't get enough of this mural. The museum's small entry fee and its small, yet well-stocked, gift shop make it a must-visit if you're in the area. I've been multiple times.

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