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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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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 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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

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 it houses...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Eli B
Reviewed May 17, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank math1482
Reviewed March 3, 2019

We loved walking through the courtyard to view the murals and appreciate the painstaking details they took to restore this building. Gorgeous.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank eadsl
Reviewed February 7, 2019

The collection of murals is a wonderful contrast to the endless Diego Rivera murals elsewhere in Mexico City. In particular, the murals of Orozco have a very different flavor. More cynical, less idealistic. So glad we went.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bzpmd
Reviewed February 7, 2019

I had been looking forward to visiting since before I arrived and I wasn't disappointed. Close to Zocalo and only 25 pesos for entrance. The cortiles are magical and you forget you're in the center of the city!

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank LuxeConcierge
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Diego Rivera started there but you’ll see more murals by Orozco than anyone else. Powerful, emotional, historical. Worth a visit and it’s so close to so many other places around the Zocalo.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank EllenT116
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

This is located right behind Templo Mayor and merits a visit. The building itself is an impressive 17th century former seminary but the murals on 3 floors are striking. They are from the earliest time of the Mexican muralist movement and are strong examples of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank BostonTravelynn
Reviewed January 29, 2019

free, beautiful old building with great story, good art exhibitions, amazing murals which are a traditional thing from Mexico, why would you not go?

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Luiza C
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Just behind the Templo Mayor ( you can see it from the side of the cathedral), you find this old college. The murals cover three floors of a patio and the impress anyone. It is no more than one hour visit, so you can do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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