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“Diego Rivera, at last” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
Av Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
55 5555 1016
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Ranked #12 of 290 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
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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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“Diego Rivera, at last”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Rivera is world-known for its murals, but he is so much more than that: discover this incredible painter in that (beautiful) museum. Frankly, a master and a genius, as Picasso was. Hope you'll get the shock I experienced in front of a small wonderful sketch he made of his mother, full of nuances and observations... and made when Rivera was 10!

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful museum and trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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“nice but could be skipped”
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 us but nice for the group, maybe check events to see if there will be one.

Visited January 2014
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“Long ride and it's worth it”
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 Art, you will have a good time

Visited June 2014
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“worth the trip”
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 trip. obviously an extremely wealthy patron, the number of major works in one place has to be seen. the grounds are an oasis. catch the metro to tasquena and the the light rail to la noria. ask for directions from the stall holders at la noria station, it is just around the corner opposite the pemex

Visited May 2014
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