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Museo Mural Diego Rivera

Colon 7 | at Calle Balderas, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #30 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Free on Sundays, cameras I think were M$5. Opens at 9am. The mural is cool, I found some of his other pieces a bit more interesting upstairs as they were more classical. The view of the mural from upstairs was impressive and there was another talented artist exhibiting downstairs. A small museum, may not be worth the price of admission... More

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Acapulco, Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The huge mural, originally in the Hotel del Prado, is an illustration of Mexican history, from Cortés and Bishop Zumarraga on the left to the Revolución on the right--with Diego, Frida, "la Catrina" and Posadas in the center. Be sure to check the key to find Iturbide, Winfield Scott, Santa Anna, la Revoltosa, Don Porfirio Diaz and many others.

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Quincy, IL
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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We paid the 59 pesos to see this mural which is lovely but a few days later made our way to the Education building north of the Cathedral a few blocks and spent almost two hours looking and three floors of walls painted by Rivera fro 1923-1929. Go there instead!

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283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The mural is fantastic, featuring famous Mexicans from many eras. The way it is set up, unlike many museums, encourages one to sit down; my feet enjoyed this more than I did!

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Graham, North Carolina
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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
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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
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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 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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11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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