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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso: Tours & Tickets

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This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
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Mexico City, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
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This school was founded by the Jesuit Order in 1588. It was a very prestigious college and also seminary for those studying for the priesthood. After the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767, it became a quarter for the American and French troops. In the 19th century, it was the
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This magnificently designed 17th Century ex Jesuit college contains superb frescos by Orozco, a large mural by Diego Rivera and houses temporary itinerant exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. It is located a short walk from the Zocalo (main square) in the historic center.
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Gotta be the most exquisite building and cultural happening in town. Loved the checkered-tiled walkways dramatic arches allowing a breeze, the colourful murals of the 20s that have the eponymous artists of 🇲🇽 On the walls. Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros feature prominently but
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Not only Diego Rivera painted murals in Mexico City, but there many more, as José Clemente Orozco. His style is more caracaturistic, less obvious leftist than Riviera, but ridicule the riches of the wealthy as well. A lot of halls were closed, so there were only a staircase
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We loved walking through the courtyard to view the murals and appreciate the painstaking details they took to restore this building. Gorgeous.
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The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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