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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Must see birth place of muralismo.

If you can get a guide to explain the order of these mural paintings it really helps to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex M
Mexico City, Mexico
History + Murals

Breathtaking architecture! Despite being in Zocalo, it's silent and peaceful inside. I visited the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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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
Centro Historico
+52 55 5702 2991
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected some real treasures from the Vatican. Alas, they are still at home. What's here is a lot of history, but art mainly from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Only two paintings of any artistic or real value. So don't be disappointed if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can get a guide to explain the order of these mural paintings it really helps to see the evolution of this famous art form that started here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking architecture! Despite being in Zocalo, it's silent and peaceful inside. I visited the Vaticano exhibition and it was great! Also, I just dove myself into the fantastic murals all over the building. Kudos to the staff, all very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

In this place we saw for free some impressive Diego Rivera murals and also some exibition coming from Vatican. Amazing ! The Place is close to Zocalo !

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Cineteca is a nice place to hang out (enough green spaces where you can lie on the grass or have a picnic, a decent bookstore and some good food stalls and coffee shops) but, essentially, it's a good place for films you would not...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Very close to the zocalo. You need to get the tickets beforehand on the internet, they are free. But if you were unable to do it, the people at the museum are very helpful and send you to a taquilla and they give you a...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended!! It is a fantastic exposition where you can learn about the foundation of the Vatican City. It’s history and the impact in society and actually the economy. Many aspects that make you enter an important reflexión. Do not miss it!

Thank Ana Silvia S
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I was recently there for a Vatica expo just shown down there, museum is quite well preserved, very recommendable for foreigner travellers as visit is for free

Thank madry128
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you see nothing else enjoy the murals. The exhibits are excellent, but may be behind a closed door. So watch the signs

Thank Peg818
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Having seen a great deal of Diego Rivera (Palacio National and Ministry of Education), the more extensive Orozco murals were welcome, as were other muralists. But a good deal of it was closed as of late March 2018. The building is worth seeing, including the...More

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Centro Historico
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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