Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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This impressive building made of volcanic stone was designed by Diego Rivera and houses his collection of pre-Columbian art.
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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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  • Junglehike
    Las Vegas, Nevada175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yes you can get there by metro
    Take metro from downtown CDMX and get off at Nezahuupilli station. There are 2 Blue line. One ends at Tasquena(Line 2) get off and continue to thin blue line to Xochimilco. No, it's not on the metro map. Just say I want to go to Xochimilco metro station. No, there is no printed map available for tourist. Print one from home. We came from Azteca stadium so only 5 stops to Nazahuupilli metro station. Cross green bridge turn left passed Pemex gas station (turn on google map) pass another white bridge and walk on small street of Hidalgo and turn left on Museo (10 mins walk). You are on a small residential street. Museum is 3 stories. Ground floor exhibition is very dark, poor lighting and be very careful for old crows. The good thing you pay senior discount of P20 to get it. 2nd and 3rd floor is well lighted. Yes, there is not much information on the display because Diego wants you to enjoy the art and shape of the collection. If you need more information go to Museu Anthropology. This museum housed 2000 pcs of his collections artifacts. Before paying tickets you can ask to see his 60,000 pcs located next door for P30. limited 15 people. Don't forget to walk around the other building before heading to the cafe. Yes, landscape look abandon is because Rivera wants to keep the floral and fauna as original when it was first built on volcanic rock. We enjoy a lot for a cheap entrance. Worth the visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 23, 2023
  • AMB&JAS
    764 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intriguing design but not worth the Uber
    My wife and I visited this museum on August 12, 2023. Intriguing design. But I'm not sure it was worth the Uber. And I kept wondering how was it that Diego Rivera came into "possession" of all the artifacts on display.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 25, 2023
  • betterthanwork
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,506 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Interesting
    This unusual building houses a vast collection of Diego's collection of Mexican memorabilia. Spread over 3 floors with views of the city from the outer deck. I particularly liked the beautifully tiled floors.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • TimboCA-2021
    California51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge, dark, a bit confusing
    Huge, dark, a bit confusing  The Museo de Diego Rivera is, much like him, a great and deeply opposite experience from his better half, Frida Kahlo.  This museum is huge, dark, a bit glowering, and somewhat confusing, but also an interesting experience.  It’s construction / architecture are remarkable (based on pre-Colombian temples and plazas) and inside is really a unique experience.  It feels almost more like a temple than a museum / art gallery, which is cool and different. That said…there were almost no interpretative panels at all, and the inside was dimly lit and confusing (which might be intentional).  Only the upper story exhibited some of Diego Rivera’s iconic gigantic murals about workers and social movements.  Was it worth it?  Yes, but it's not what you expect and it is odd the beaten path; best to go with a guide who can explain it to you. 
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • mayacosmos
    Englewood, New Jersey234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this!
    Awesome museum of the archeological artifact collection of Diego Rivera. Such an outer imposing space designed with Frank Loyd Wright. Very peaceful and unhurried to walk thru displays that have nothing to read so you can gaze as long as you want and imagine the mostly clay pieces from yesteryear being designed and used. Spectacular outside view from top terrace. Best part are the unfinished murals on display from the master himself in what use to be his studio. Lovely little cafe- very uncrowded so nice museum space to explore for a perfect time out from the crowded streets of Mexico City.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
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Robin T
Toronto, Canada48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Admission is free if you have a ticket to visit Frida Kahlo’s museum and you can go to Anahuacalli within a year. It’s further out of the city but absolutely worth the visit! The structure is based on Aztec temples like those at Teotihuacan and Diego Rivera worked with Frank Lloyd Wright on the building design. Inside, the 3 floors are packed with pre-Hispanic artifacts. They are displayed in thoughtful ways and use the space well. The staff in the galleries are extremely knowledgeable and the artifacts are an excellent complement to a visit to Teotihuacan. I enjoyed this visit more than the Anthropology museum in Chapultepec because it was more thorough for this period. It was an absolute highlight of our trip and I highly recommend you to. The cafe there has good coffee and pozol.
Written February 12, 2023
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Dennis H
Santa Cruz, CA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Diego Rivera loved Mexican antiquities and this building and its collection reflect his passion. Here the artifacts are grouped and displayed as artistic works, not as archeological works. (As others have said, there are no labels or explanations.) The purpose of the building and the displays is to celebrate the collection as art.
One of the best sites we visited in our week in CDMX.
Written January 15, 2020
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annminky
United States3,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
I’m impressed with this museum. So much to see and know about Diego Rivera. The building is strict on how people view each floors and rooms. Just an amazing wealth of artifacts collected in this one place. The museum is designed to capture the beauty of what is displayed. Definitely, travelers should include this in their itinerary.
Written January 17, 2022
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
For many the building itself may be as interesting or more then the contents. Inside the content is mostly Diego Rivera's private collection of pre-Colombian artifacts. And it's impressive. Very little, except on the top floor is of Rivera's art. None the less the museum is interesting .
Written February 16, 2020
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KassieH_86
San Antonio, TX55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was included with the visit to Casa Azul and is definitely a great stop. There was a market going on with artisans from all over Mexico showcasing every type of goods you can think of (candy, coffee, clothing). That was just outside. Inside the museum, the sculptures and art are just the beginning. Each room/area inside is so ornately designed with stone. You should plan to spend at least an hour here, depending on your interest.
Written January 5, 2020
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Harriet
London, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
I’m happy to report, that as of now (Feb 2022) the museum has reopened. This isn’t totally clear from the website which in one section wrongly says it is still shut due to Covid. Super-easy to get there by Uber. I’m not sure how else you would visit, although there is a car park. We were blown away by this museum which is part museum/part gallery. The exhibits are stunning, but it’s the eccentric, purpose-built temple which makes this so unique. Walking around the corridors you slowly ascend to the top with great open-air views of Mexico City in the distance. Just bear in mind there is no cafe.
Written February 6, 2022
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emaletoronto
emaletoronto38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Located in Coyoacan and as a joint venue to the Casa Azul, this museum is truly worth a visit. The building is a masterpiece of Modern Architecture based on pre-hispanic cosmogonic principles. When inside, you truly feel that you are walking through the corridors of an ancient temple with Mayan arches, mosaic-covered ceilings. It is at times cavernous and fully illuminated by daylight thanks to the large windows in the main collection rooms. And Rivera's extensive personal collection of artifacts cover pretty much all (if not all) indigenous cultures of Mexico. It is the nucleus of a grand project/cultural centre that Rivera had in mind. Take a cab, Uber or Didi to get there.
Written September 20, 2021
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Junglehike
Las Vegas, NV175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Take metro from downtown CDMX and get off at Nezahuupilli station. There are 2 Blue line. One ends at Tasquena(Line 2) get off and continue to thin blue line to Xochimilco. No, it's not on the metro map. Just say I want to go to Xochimilco metro station. No, there is no printed map available for tourist. Print one from home. We came from Azteca stadium so only 5 stops to Nazahuupilli metro station. Cross green bridge turn left passed Pemex gas station (turn on google map) pass another white bridge and walk on small street of Hidalgo and turn left on Museo (10 mins walk). You are on a small residential street. Museum is 3 stories. Ground floor exhibition is very dark, poor lighting and be very careful for old crows. The good thing you pay senior discount of P20 to get it. 2nd and 3rd floor is well lighted. Yes, there is not much information on the display because Diego wants you to enjoy the art and shape of the collection. If you need more information go to Museu Anthropology. This museum housed 2000 pcs of his collections artifacts. Before paying tickets you can ask to see his 60,000 pcs located next door for P30. limited 15 people. Don't forget to walk around the other building before heading to the cafe. Yes, landscape look abandon is because Rivera wants to keep the floral and fauna as original when it was first built on volcanic rock. We enjoy a lot for a cheap entrance. Worth the visit.
Written August 23, 2023
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Cathy L
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a valuable treasure from Diego Rivera. We visited during Dia de los Muertos and the the ofrendas inside were truly inspiring. There was also a chocolate festival happening and many of the classrooms were being fully utilized.
Written November 8, 2022
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greg_lindeblom
Pompano Beach, FL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Anahuacalli is Diego Rivera's personal collection of pre-Columbian art and artifacts. It is located in a specially-built compound that is designed to emulate classical pyramids from those ancient societies. Rivera didn't live to see Anahuacalli completed, but he would have been thrilled. The architecture is outstanding and the collection inside is inspiring.

It is a long Uber ride, but it is well worth your time, to visit this amazing museum.
Written June 3, 2022
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