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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 525557022991
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This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now...

This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.

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A place full of exquisite paintings and art

This is must visit place in Mexico City! You'll be surrounded by Rivera and Siqueiros mural pantings everywhere you walk; surprising and showing the though Modern Mexico... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
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Naucalpan, Mexico
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Naucalpan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is must visit place in Mexico City! You'll be surrounded by Rivera and Siqueiros mural pantings everywhere you walk; surprising and showing the though Modern Mexico History. The museum has temporal exhibitions that are also nice and great, but if it hasn't, this place will leave you speechless; just walk and admire and enjoy this place full of beautiful... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

There is an impressive collection of murals here, including the first mural by Diego Riviera. A guide shows you around, you pay as you wish.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

this waste of the high lights of the trip i emailed them few weeks before my trip and i was able to organize a guided tour with them. it was excellent! i highly recommend this place

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Beginning at the end of the Mexican Revolution there was a movement led by the Secretary of Education to create a public art that would help create a visual Mexican identity and sense of history. The big three artists of this creation were Ribera, Siqueiros and Orozco. This building, formerly a monastery, then a college, is the home to the... More 

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Columbus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

It is an old school with a beautiful building. But once you walk through......um, yeah, that's it. It's a nice building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

great murals by orozco, leal and one by rivera on the three levels of the courtyard and in the auditorium, very much worth a visit. there are also temporary exhibitions and it's a lovely building in of itself

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

always worth a visit if you are north of the Zocalo. The "Fallen Angel" exhibit (Angel Caido) was a though provoking take on our troubled times.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I visited the san ildefonso college while attending an exhibition for Diego Marin. We arrived earlier so we stayed for the guided tour. The murals, the way the school was built and it´s history throughout Mexico´s uprising as a nation is just breath taking. You will see Diego Rivera murals, as well as other who followed along his path into... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Has really interesting contemporary art shows. You won't like everything you see, but you'll certainly have a lot to discuss afterward

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The murals here are incredible, and it would probably be best to view them as part of a tour or with a good guidebook so that you can get an explanation of the history behind them.

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Staying in Centro Historico

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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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.