Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Suzanne T
Oaxaca, Mexico403 contributions
First off: you CAN take photos in the museum. You simply need to purchase a photo sticker for 30 pesos when you buy your ticket at the entrance. This was important to me as you will see many art works by Frida and Diego that you don't see photos of anywhere else.

In addition, the information (in Spanish and English) for the art works and artifacts is excellent. I took photos of the text as it's painless education and I gained insight into the artifacts and Frida's paintings. (I'll attach an example of text plus the art work).

I highly recommend this is you want to see original art work by Frida or Diego. In addition, the grounds are lovely..this is an escape from the modern world. I would recommend 3 to 4 hours to enjoy being with the peacocks, the dogs and sit in the lovely gazebo for drinks, snacks and I enjoyed my lunch there.
Written February 6, 2020
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Auggie
El Paso, TX2 contributions
Stopped by the Dolores Olmedo Museum after visiting Xochimilco. If you are a fan of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, highly recommend this museum to see their works. The grounds were beautiful and we were pleasantly surprised to find out there was a Mexican folklorico performance happening in the courtyard. The Xolo dogs (Mexican hairless dogs) were an added treat.
Written January 2, 2020
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Will H
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
This museum was highly recommended by several friends. It did not disappoint! The grounds alone are fabulous-- dotted with sculpture, many native Mexican trees and plants as well as the peacocks and xoxos (Mexican Hairless dogs) which roam the fenced areas. Her mansion has an interesting history and her private collection really rounds out what you can see other Rivera and Kahlo museums. There is a cafe/snack bar which is more than adequate. If you have been touring all day this is a wonderful place to end the day by relaxing and enjoying the serenity and beauty that surrounds you.
Written March 6, 2020
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Harriet
London, UK36 contributions
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We couldn’t work out from the website if the museum has reopened or not, but it is definitely (on 6th Feb 2022) still closed to the public. The security guards at the door say they don’t know when this will change. More information in the website (in English ideally!) would be helpful
Written February 6, 2022
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lovetodrive5214
Houston, TX106 contributions
Since we could not get tickets for the Frida museum, and the line was apparently 1.5 hrs long, the concierge at our hotel suggested this museum - beautiful. The gowns are stunning and all the "houses" making up the hacienda are beautiful. We saw plenty of Diegos and paintings of Frida - we were so happy we went there, as others said the Frida house was small, hectic and expensive. Do this instead and you will not miss out. We even ate at the cafe and had a great breakfast. The uber from the city center took about 40 mins......but then so does the Frida museum
Written March 14, 2020
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BevMoss
Bucharest, Romania57 contributions

This is a wonderful museum and grounds away from the crowds in Mexico. The art features many Rivera and Kahlo pieces in a comfortable space.
The grounds were quiet and serene with many peacocks showing their stuff and a small cafe. great for walking and sitting after the museum.
I am surprised I hadn't heard of this before on previous times in Mexico C.
We took Uber here from el Centro on a Friday. It took over an hour to arrive-a different time would have been faster.
Note that although this is in Xochimilco you cant simply walk from the Museo Olmedo to that park and the boats.
Written March 30, 2020
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444minervah
Mexico City, Mexico1,125 contributions
From the Reforma hotel area, calculate approx. 45 mins by car to arrive at this museum, then allot 1-3 hrs to walk the gardens, observe the peacocks and xoloesquincle (hairless dogs), enjoy a fresh snack in the café and visit the exhibits. Temporary exhibits cover Mexican handicrafts and indigenous art, the permanent exhibit focusses on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Written January 2, 2020
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ScoopTraveler
New York City, NY284 contributions
This is near Xochimilco, but not easy to reach without a taxi. The Museum does not allow photography, but owns a lot of work by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Their popular art examples are a bit less interesting than others elsewhere. The peacocks and other birds in the garden are a definite plus!
Written January 26, 2020
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Ralph Z
Houston, TX41 contributions
A bit out of the way but well worth it. Exceptional grounds are found here with peacocks and rare dogs roaming within the compound. You can view possibly the best collection of Diego Rivera's artwork. There is a nice restaurant there and gift shop.
Written May 22, 2020
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George R
Pompeii, Italy12 contributions
Dolores Olmeda was a prominent figure in mid-20th Century Mexico City an left behind a legacy of well-preserved colonial architecture, significant art, a xolo breeding program (Mexican hairless dogs) and lots of peacocks. Well worth a visit if you're already in Xochimilco, but it's a little bit of a distance from mid-city if you're coming solely for the museum. The dogs are very social.
Written January 7, 2020
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