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“Colors and murals delight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edifice of the Secretaria de Educacion Publica

Edifice of the Secretaria de Educacion Publica
Republica de Cuba, Mexico City, Mexico
5-512-1707
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Ranked #79 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This government building is famous for its large collection of Diego Rivera murals.
Mexico City, Mexico
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“Colors and murals delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Never crowded. A lot of time and space to admire DIego Rivera and his murals. There is a certain magic in this place do to the fact that probably, he spend a lot of time here. I can see him diving in the colors and the history line he was going to follow.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Murals galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you are a fan of Diego Rivera murals - do not miss this place at 28 Agentina Calle, it is wonderful. Once you get signed in, you can wander to two courtyards and the three floors, without any crowds and admire the hundred or so Diego Rivera murals. Plus the murals of the coat of arms of the different Mexican states. The courtyards are also a wonderful place to sit and admire the murals.

Visited June 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Well worth seeing all these Diego murals!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went on Lonely Planets Mexico City walking tour and this was on it.
Incredible seeing all these Diego murals in this education building. We went on a Monday and there were a few school groups there which was fun to see. But was empty other then that. This was one of the best things we saw in Mexico City!!! Definitley see it!!

Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“A Diego Rivera feast for the eyes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

The entrance is just off the Plaza de Santo Domingo. All you do is sign in and a guard will take you to the murals- three floors of them. We went on a Monday and it was us and Rivera. What a treat! The murals are in great condition and you can spend hours drinking them in. We even got to see an artist working on restoration of one. On the third floor , go to you right and make your way around. Above the murals is the text (in Spanish, of course) which follows the theme of revolution and emancipation of the people.

Visited February 2012
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oregon and mexico
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“For Fans of Diego Rivera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2007

The Ministry of Education is often overlooked by visitors in favor of Palacio Nacional. I would suggest not missing either if you are interested in Mexican history and the work of Diego Rivera but if I had to choose only one site, it would be the Ministry of Education.

I particularly like the political nature of the murals here and viewing the work is a great way to help understand the social, economic, and political background to the Revolution. The work lines the walls of the beautiful courtyards where you will see a few office workers and maybe a few visitors. For such a great cultural attraction you'll find it surprisingly empty. The quiet, unhurried environment allows time to relax and reflect.

Like Palacio Nacional, there is no admission charge, simply produce your identification and sign in.

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