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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
+52 55 5555 1016
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Beautiful gardens and great exhibitions

Very peaceful,relaxing place, taken care of. Exhibitions of works of Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julia W

Exhacienda converted into Museum. Lots of paints of Diego Rivera and Frida Kalo. Old Mexican... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
+52 55 5555 1016
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very peaceful,relaxing place, taken care of. Exhibitions of works of Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo were amazing. There are actually more things about Frida in this museum than in her house (Casa Azul). Well made labels by each exhibit. After visiting the museum you can...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exhacienda converted into Museum. Lots of paints of Diego Rivera and Frida Kalo. Old Mexican art precolombin and even dogs from the time when Mexico was ruled by Aztecs.

Thank williesosa436
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose a sunny day to visit this place and you are gonna feel that arts is inside and outside the Museum.

Thank Carolina V
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a discovery! The collections are well displayed and the gardens are magnificent, full of peacocks and works of art. To photographs the interior you will need to pay for permission, but it is worth the pesos!

Thank EmanuelaDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice museum south of the main city. the exhibit itself is not as large as I expected, but there are some interesting photos of Frida Kahlo, and some very early Riveria paintings as well as some in his final year, when I believe he...More

Thank jamminChris W
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Wonderful Museum located on a large estate. Excellent Diego Riviera artwork. Provides further education and insight into Frida and Diego's life and work. The Peacocks on the grounds are absolutely fabulous, and they are everywhere. The hairless dogs are well, a bit creepy looking but...More

Thank BellacoolaFernie
Reviewed June 6, 2017

A close friend and patron of Rivera and Kahlo, Dolores Olmedo's estate evokes an era of grand art and life. Check out the dozens of peacocks

Thank BrooklynBoomer
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Gracious mansion and grounds. Lots of peacocks wandering about on well manicured lawns, plus a yard for several Mexican 'hairless' dogs. Nice collection of Diego Rivera's earlier paintings and his collection of antiquities. Frida Kahlo's paintjngs were on tour but the smsll Patrick O'Higgins exhibit...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

The most fascinating part of this place is the amazingly well-kept garden with freely strolling peacocks. The exhibitions are not bad but there are better places to see Riviera's works or prehispanic items. During my visit Frida's exposition was unavailable due to an abroad trip,...More

Thank Tomasz F
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

A colonial Mexican House where we enjoyed Diego Rivera's work ! This place is really a jewel and we enjoyed the mixture of Mexican art and nature! Highly recommended !

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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
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April 15, 2016|
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Response from rarco | Reviewed this property |
I called the museum +52 555 555 0891 they told me Kahlo's work should be back by September Approx
January 9, 2016|
Response from Tere_CH | Reviewed this property |
entre una y dos horas. según el día y la hora
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