Museo Casa De Leon Trotsky

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Museo Casa De Leon Trotsky
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The house where Leon Trotsky, the exiled Russian leader, lived the final three years of his life in the 1930s.
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Neighborhood: Coyoacán
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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lisabinnyc
New York City, NY369 contributions
Feb 2022
We were early for our Frida Khalo museum tickets so walked the two blocks to see the Trotsky museum. From the street it looks very utilitarian. Buy your tickets and walk into a photo exhibit explaining Trotsky and his life and mission. Then there you are, history come to life. My husband and I really enjoyed this slice of history come to life and highly recommend for all those with a passion for history. We are hardly communists but came away with a sense of respect for Trotsky, his goals and life.
Written February 13, 2022
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vagabondginger
Alicante, Spain1,315 contributions
Feb 2020
If you have read about Frida Kahlo's life you probably know about Leon Trotsky. This little socialist red house is near the blue house and there are no Ines and costs just 70 peso to get in.
I had already read the long storied history of this Soviet revolutionist, so I just did a walk thru seeing the machine gun bullet holes of the assassination attempt that didn't succeed and on to the office where he was assassinated with an ice ax to the head. He had sought asylum in Mexico from Stalin and lived with Frida and Diego for a couple of years before moving to this house. His tomb out in the garden features the Communist hammer & sickle symbol.
Written March 7, 2020
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,225 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
There must be hundreds of headshots of Trotsky; to me, they didn't add much. Luckily, there's lots more to see; the museum gave a good idea of his life, his time in history, and a feeling of what it might be like to live in exile. As the poster in this photo shows: Mexico harbors the exile nobody else wants.
Written January 4, 2020
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Rubybirkenhead
Birkenhead, UK701 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
About a 10 minute walk from the Kahlo Blue House and we walked straight in (70 pesos pp).
It’s very atmospheric and you can wander through the house, guard house and gardens.
Probably too many photos of the great man himself!
Written February 24, 2020
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Samuel M
New York City, NY301 contributions
Jul 2019
First of all, you need to read Leonardo Padura's novel: "The man who loved dogs". After reading it, visit Trotsky's house, that way you will imagine vividly the story. Its lost potential lies in that in this house they could do very interesting immersive experiences without damaging the property. The museum is dull, the house is hot.
Written February 18, 2020
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chazdews
Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, Mexico72 contributions
Feb 2020
The Trotskys used the same clay plates and pots I used when I first came to live in Mexico. The kitchen is similar to the one I first had. It is so easy to imagine Lev and Natalia living here. Trotsky’s desk is as it was the day he was fatally attacked by a henchman of Stalin. You can still see the bullet holes made by an inept band of Stalinists lead by the painter Siquieiros in the wall of the couple’s bedroom, and see the bed under which their grandson Esteban hid during the attack. The most touching thing is the resting place of Lev’s and Natalia’s ashes in the garden under what may be the last red flag with the hammer and sickle on it that exists in the world.
Written March 5, 2020
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George J
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK170 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
This attraction is in Mexico City, for some reason trip advisor are tagging it as being in Playa del Carmen QR.
This needs to be changed
Written May 8, 2014
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada21,281 contributions
Mar 2020
Having known about the person from history books (which yes was the reason for my visit to this site), I would just say that it was a "great enhancement" of my knowledge of Leon Trotsky as I went through 3 different areas on site (two small buildings & an area like a shelter) each with "quite a number" of enlarged photos of him which taken as a whole is just a "fairly-comprehensive coverage" of his adult life from his Bolshevik years (among the photos one of him with Lenin who was giving a speech to a crowd) to his exile years in Europe (among the photos one with his wife on a fishing boat as likely taken during a vacation) to his time in Mexico (among the photos one of him & his wife along with the celebrity Frida Kahlo stepping off a boat which likely is a scene as they were greeted by her upon their arrival in the country) to his assassination by an axe-murderer (photos of his head wound, the murder weapon & the killer after the arrest); and actually to see not just those of the Trotskys is also a nice collection of photos for the "world history" arranged over the historic timeline of about a century. And as for me personally, despite this site being a museum of his home, the visit was more for the site buildings (where the photos are as mentioned above) than for the house itself which is actually just one for a fairly quick walk-through (with an exterior part of which "somewhat appealing" I would say with a nice cover of leaves & flowers, but with an interior just a simple one of common furniture & objects including some sizeable collection of books); and with all the buildings of the site located around a nice-sized & well-maintained lawn, it was also a pleasant time just on the site grounds (with actually also some outdoor features of a "plate monument" for both him & his wife and a "replica hen house" likely similar to the one kept by the Trotskys during their time here).

If coming by metro, Coyoacan Station (on Line 3) is where to get off from which it's a 20-minute-or-so walk to this site located in a "quiet neighborhood" (and likely a well-to-do one with some high-rise condo buildings & such).
Written February 23, 2021
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travelsofchris
London, UK34 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
My review is perhaps a little biased, because I am fascinated by Russia and its history, but this is a very interesting visit. The small-ish house is left as it was when Trotsky was killed, and you can walk through all the rooms - including the study in which he was assassinated with a pickaxe. The garden contains Trotsky's grave.

There is a small museum attached, which tells Trotsky's story as well as that of the USSR/Mexico. Everything is in Spanish, but google translate's camera app helped me just fine. I got through both the house and museum in under an hour.

The house is a little out of the way, but it is very very close to the Frida Khalo house, so if you're visiting that, I'd definitely recommend a visit here too.
Written March 26, 2019
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Mary G
Milwaukee, WI28 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
I studied Russian history and found this museum everything I was expecting. Walk here after visiting the Frido Kahlo house. You can see his home and his bedroom with bullet holes from the first attempt on Trotsky’s life and his study where he was killed. His grave is in the garden. A cafe and bathrooms are available. An added bonus the day we visited was that Trotsky’s grandson was being filmed in the garden during our visit.
Written February 12, 2019
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