Abelardo L. Rodriguez Murals

Abelardo L. Rodriguez Murals

Abelardo L. Rodriguez Murals
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The area
Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Zócalo • 9 min walk
  • Lagunilla • 10 min walk
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curiousnomad1
Fairfield, CT79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We saw the murals on a food tour- they’re incredible. World class art by Diego Rivera’s students. Artistically beautiful and historically and politically significant regarding the revolution, worker’s rights, etc.
The market has many stalls of family type food offerings. We tried a few things the guide suggested and they were great; overall the market wouldn’t receive a high health rating compared to US standards. No one got sick, though.
Written March 14, 2023
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Oaxacaculture
Durham, NC198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
Take a seat at one of the 10 plastic stools lining Antojitos Mexicanos Yucely and elbow up to some of the best home-cooked fare in the city. This is indoor market street food. Soup, entree and two sides for 40 pesos. Add 10 pesos for a drink. I had the corn battered red snapper, fresh steamed mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, squash), and amazing hot potato salad spiced with jalapenos and onions. Then go see the murals. Spectacular.
Written October 20, 2013
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Grousedoctor
Plattsburgh, NY602 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I rarely miss visiting the Mercado Abelardo Rodriguez when I visit DF. First, it's a pleasant little market just off the city center. The easiest way to get their is to head toward Plaza Santa Domingo and then go east on Republica de Venezuela. It's only a three block walk. Before heading out, take a few minutes to examine the beautiful courtyard at the Palacio de la Inquisition just as you exit the Plaza. At each entrance of the market you'll find murals created by artists from the mid-1930s under the tutelage of Diego Rivera. Today, the murals go almost unnoticed by neighborhood shoppers. On the day you visit, most likely, you'll be the only non-Chilango in the market. The murals, although some have faded with time and the lack of attention, are of outstanding quality reflecting many of the themes Rivera himself depicted such as class inequalities. You'll find the Community Center in the northeast corner of the market. Some of the best murals in the market are to be found in the staircase up to the first floor? Upstairs, you'll be treated to an amazing three-dimensional wall sculpture by Isama Noguchi. This sculpture in cement and plaster symbolizes the international struggle against fascism in the 1930s. Top your visit off with something to eat at one of the many food vendors found inside the market.
Written March 22, 2013
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Its your typical neighbourhood mercado full of vendors supplying fruit, poultry, meat, groceries and newspapers. But the reason to visit ain’t the fresh stock on sale but the many gorgeous murals tucked inside the entrances and up in the second floor. its mind boggling and free. If you know the the works by Islam’s Noguchi , Pablo O’higgins, Bracho and Pujol... then you are in the epicentre of artistic mothership. Floor to ceiling murals that blow you away. Throw away the guide books and leech it all in. But that’s not all- next door is the Teatro del Puebla with even more striking murals. I had to stop after 3 hours of thorough enjoyment embedded in this timeless grandeur
Written May 25, 2019
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kookoo084
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Friends
I've heard about the Murals at the Abelardo L. Rodriguez Market in the heart of Mexico City, but was unable to see them until recently. The beautifully restored murals were well worth the wait. This is a true "hidden gem" that one only reads about because even though the Market is in the heart of the city you will miss them unless you ask someone or know about them prior. Gorgeously painted and restored murals by some of the most regarded muralists of the 1930's and a relief mural by Isamu Noguchi a Japanese American Artist living in Mexico at the time. Take your time viewing these murals as they cover the ceiling and walls of almost every inch of the market. The Noguchi mural is on the second floor among other murals. There are large iron gates which open to a set of stairs that will take you to the murals.
Written April 1, 2012
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H C
Dublin, Ireland77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Every corner stairwell and side hall entrance has a mural honoring workers or remarking on ‘progress’ dating from early 1900s. Some of Pablo O’Higgins’ best work is here. Was unable to get into the courtyard and the upper level murals/halls are not open on the weekend. Many of the entrance hall murals are mixed in with family food stands selling flautas, chicharróns or horchata. Not too crowded.
Written January 29, 2022
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
A yellow-green sign with the street address 72, the address given in this listing, seems NOT to be the entrance to the murals. A bit farther east you'll see the two arches shown in the photo. I'll also included a photo of a mural seen through the gates. A guard told me that I can't see the murals until January 8th, which is ten days from now.
Written December 28, 2019
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Leslie D
China Spring, TX1,560 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Yes- the murals are fascinating and beautiful. Such amazing history.... (See all other reviews). But I'd like to add- on the Norheast side of the market- outside of covered market- is a fabulous, fabulous place to get tamales.
Written July 25, 2018
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joanz359
Philadelphia, Pa 351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
The murals were painted under the direction of Diego Rivera. If you are a Rivera fan or love murals these are worth the visit.The murals record the revolution and the worker's environment. The murals show agricultural workers, industrialization, the mines, and a commentary on fascism So walk around and have some food at the market, basically street food but served inside. This really is a people's market and the food prices are very low. If you are a little hesitant since you just arrived in Mexico get a bottled drink and walk around or sit down and view the murals. Again, nothing to explain the murals in Spanish or English so it would help to go online before going to see the murals. These are about four blocks from the Zocalo.
Written January 26, 2017
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Lorelei C
New Orleans, LA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
We found these murals by accident when we went to check out the market...but later read up on them . Don't miss the ones upstairs that show the rise of fascism. The merchants are very proud Of rage murals and will point out details
Written December 10, 2016
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