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“very Mexican” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Mural Diego Rivera

Museo Mural Diego Rivera
Colon 7 | at Calle Balderas, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
55/5510-2329
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Ranked #45 of 401 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Mexico City, Mexico
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“very Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

It is a must. Helps explain a point of view that sometimes is not well understood by people not living in Mexico. Life is temporary, death is almost a joke, something not to take very seriously.

Visited March 2012
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“Murals capturing the history of Mexico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Before visiting Mexico City we didn't realise how prolific and impressive Diego Rivera's mural artwork was. And we had a very knowledgeable guide, Fernando Ledezma from Journeys Beyond the Surface walking tours (well worth doing!), to explain the numerous murals to us. Very interesting! Rivera's huge murals are in various impressive buildings in the central city area; well worth seeing. We also visited the twin Studios of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, where we learned much about their tempestuous relationship and their artwork. And within a few blocks of the Studios (a pleasant ten minute walk along cobbled streets) is a delightful town square and park with even more attractions: a beautiful old church , a museum, various curio shops and nice parkside restaurants.

Visited May 2012
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“Under construction and limited.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The mural of Mexican history is worth the pittance admission.

Visited June 2012
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“Superb experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This is a perfect way to enter the world of Diego Rivera, the best known Mexican muralist. Its located in a small modern museum at the end of the tiny Alameda park just off Alameda St in down town Mexico and just a few minutes walk from the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The highlight here is the display of the giant mural <Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park> which was painted originally for one of Mexico's most important luxury hotels on the Alameda opened in 1947. After the 1985 earthquake which badly damaged the hotel (its no longer there) the mural was moved to its current location. You will need at least an hour to enjoy this mural. It tells a number of stories about the history of Mexico City and of Mexico itself. A small pamphlet available in Spanish (last time I was there) helps you identify the main characters and places in the mural. Take your time; you will find this a wonderful introduction to the nationalist and Indianist vision of Mexican history. This Museum is NOT to be confused with Rivera's Casa Estudio in San Angel or Frida Kahlo's Blue House- in Coyoacán. Try and get to all three as well as the Rivera murals in the Palacio Nacional in the Zocalo.

Visited December 2011
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“Great!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Wonderful experience to visit the great painter's studio :-)

Visited November 2011
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