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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

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Address: Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 5555 1016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores...

Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks –seemingly confected of living jewels—and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.Since the museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1994, its greatest treasure is its painting. The world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is, as well, a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe.

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For years my friends have been raving about the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino so I went there when we I took my daughter to the floating gardens of Xochimilco, which is one train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old hacienda house where the museum is located is charming. It would be nice if there was a little bit more explanation throughout the museum. My kids LOVED the Mexican dogs and seeing all of the peacocks. It is a bit far drom downtown Mexico City but I would combine this with a trip to Xochimilco on a weekday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For years my friends have been raving about the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino so I went there when we I took my daughter to the floating gardens of Xochimilco, which is one train stop past. To get to the Museum take Metro Línea 2 in the direction to Tasqueña, then continue on the Tren Ligero (light rail) and get off... More 

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rest of the reviews are accurate. Want to add that on Sunday there is a folkloric ballet (only one show a day) that is excellent and I am tol on satuday there are some children activities (that I have not seen). The museum provides free golf kart ride for Senior Citizens and umbrellas in the event of rain, and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This 16 th century gem is a must see all on its own. The collection of Diego Rivera's works is wonderful as are the large number of Frida's. Unfortunately Frida's paintings were on loan to another museum but even still this was well worth the visit. The ancient Mayan dog breed pups were so interesting!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The home of Dolores Olmedo, one of the most remarkable patrons of Mexican and international artists, now offers a great amount of paintings to the public. It is a beautiful house full of gardens, peacocks and the Aztec dogs called Xolos. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The gardens of this museum are quite unique with peacocks walking around the whole place. There is also a separate garden for the "Xoloitzcuintles", the Mexican dog, which has no hair. In this garden there is also a statue. Sometimes it's not easy to distinguish between the dogs and the statue. The Mexican painter Diego Rivera and the Russian painter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I would not have known about this had our driver not suggested it. It was beautiful!!! The grounds were just amazing. The house /museum was full of unique and beautiful items and had several of the originals of both Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. They recently added a building at the back which had other works of art which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We went there with my girlfriend unsure about going in or not, finally we decided in and let me tell you, we were glad about it. The building and gardens are perfectly mantained, paintings and sculptures too, there are lots of peacocks going around and some mexican dogs we've never saw called Xoloitzcuintle. We had a bite there and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

What I like about this museum are the grounds which were truly beautiful. Delores was a lover and friend of Diego Rivera and the art was her collection. The grounds were my favorite!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This old mexican hacienda is far south inside Xochimilco´s neighborhood, great gardens full of peacocks and inside you can find great mexican paints and world art, on the graden there was the sculpture of a bald mexican dog "Xolo", they say that some days they take out some Xolos to run around the gardens, I was not lucky to see... More 

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Staying in Xochimilco

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Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural parklands around the city. Used as an important agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds a great variety of flora and fauna that you can witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to the mariachis and marimbas playing tunes from other colorful chinampas (artificial islands). Aside from the canals, you can find unique Pre-Hispanic art collections at the Archaeological Museum of Xochimilco after talking a walk through its classic streets and visiting the majestic ahuehuete tree that prevails in the heart of this neighborhood at Jardín Juárez.