Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaría de Educacion Publica

Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaría de Educacion Publica

Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaría de Educacion Publica
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The area
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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 • 6 min walk
  • Allende • 8 min walk
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,332 contributions
    A free open air art gallery in a tranquil setting
    Located within the courtyard of the secretaria de education publica (current offices of the education department) are 120 frescos painted by Diego Rivera. He was commissioned to do these over a few years in the 1920s and they have been perfectly preserved since. Because of its location within the education department building you have to present some form of ID to enter (We only had a photocopy of our passports). It was free to go inside. It was actually a little tricky to find the entrance to the building. The frescos were extensive and impression, although there was not any English translations of what we were looking at and I would’ve appreciated some more context. The site is within walking distance of the Centro historico area. I felt it was a good use of 1-1.5 hours.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2022
  • Patricia B
    3 contributions
    A must see
    Next time we visit Mexico City we will go back, with a tour guide. We had trouble finding the building, even though it is close to Templo Mayor. The murals are a masterpiece, and I wish we had been with someone knowledgeable about art, Mexican history and Diego Rivera.
    Written December 15, 2022
  • Fruscalleda
    Washington DC, District of Columbia118 contributions
    3 floors of Diego Rivero’s murals...for free
    You need to show and your ID at the front. You will get like a visitor’s pass to see 3 full floors of Diego Rivera’s murals. I would recommend to browse the history an details in the interactive screen on the museum side. You can learn about the background of the different murals and their meaning in its historical context. Be respectful as this building is a place of work. No tickets. Free visit.
    Written March 14, 2020
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Mark T
1 contribution
Oct 2022
This review is not about the murals themselves, but the experience in trying to see them. We tried going twice in the same week to see them. However, security guards told us both times that the murals were closed to visitors due to events happening in the building. I don't know if there's some kind of Secretaria social media account that gives visitors a heads up to these kinds of closures, but don't plan going to the Zocalo area with just this on your itinerary since it was frustrating to make special trips there to have this happen. I'm sure the murals are gorgeous, but I'd recommend planning some flexibility in your itinerary and potentially including two separate days of Zocalo-specific sightseeing activities to mitigate this from happening.
Written October 7, 2022
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Ann
Cold Spring, NY1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
We wanted to visit the museum on 1-8-2020 but, as foreigners (USA), we were required to deposit one of our passports for our group to enter the building. The guard in control did not speak English, but a French-speaking tour guide was helpful. I asked for a receipt for my passport but they would not provide this. A tiny label would be affixed with a number, the passport would placed in an open box then picked up at an exit further away. We decided it was too risky and did not go.
Written January 11, 2020
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Gloria C
Bronx10 contributions
Jul 2022
My younger Brother and I were in Mexico City for my Birthday Celebration and we love Diego's murals, this location one of our first stops. There are several of Diego's murals that you can look at and it's an accessible location. Definitely recommend to those who may visit.
Written July 8, 2022
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Sandra M
Minneapolis, MN50 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Amazing and comprehensive collection of murals tracing the experience of Mexican people from the early days of Aztec civilization thru the first couple of decades in the 1900s. The works is amazing and such a treasure in this public administration building. Credit to the Mexican people for making it accessible to the public.
Written April 11, 2022
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This centre is the Ministry of Public Education and they house some interesting murals. The murals line the walls and represent famous figures and Mexican history. There are explanatory notes, however all in Spanish. The National Palace also have murals by Diego Rivera and they also have notes in English. The scale of the latter murals is on a grander scale. If you were limited with time, I would recommend you skip these and go to the Palace instead. It free to enter, but you will need to leave one id per group of people. There are bathroom facilities available as well.
Written February 8, 2020
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Tony Schaffer
9 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This was an amazing venue. Diego Rivera is on displayed here like no where else. Even his large murals have a distant feel to them because of their size. Here you can walk right up to the mural and look closely at it. And there are 2 stories of individual murals to look at. On top of that there was a wonderful archaeological exhibit on the ground floor. Very worth while.
Written April 30, 2022
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Marcovsky
Mexico City, Mexico2 contributions
May 2019
If you are a mural painting lover, or if when you travel you want to identify one of the top hidden attractions of the place where you are, then you have to visit this building. The Ministry of Education of the time - José Vasconcelos - advocated for the accomplishment of works that would provide a testimony for the future, in this case of Mexico's mixed identity and fight for social justice. It is this spirit that led him to ask Diego Rivera to paint the walls of the Ministry of Education of the time. This is Diego Rivera's biggest museum in a beautiful open air environment in the colonial heart of Mexico City.
Written February 13, 2020
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WorldTraveler9
California, MD513 contributions
Dec 2021
Set in a beautiful historic building, there was so much to see. The building itself is covered around the atrium with Diego Rivera murals. There are exhibits of artists who worked with Diego Rivera, and displays of arts going back 4000 years. There’s a special interactive display on the many original languages of Mexico. I could have spent all day here. Be aware that most documentation is written in Español.
Written December 22, 2021
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LHOVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,008 contributions
Jan 2020
Free entry with lineup and Pass. Inside the upper Corridors (second level) of the Palacio. Reminder no English descriptions so bring a guide or Book. You'll see ancient to modern. Diego Riviera foresaw the rise of Hitler and other Fascist regimes in his paintins (this done early 1920's). Also look for His self-portrait and that of his lover/wife, Frida Kahlo (on the final panel!) Good luck and enjoy!
Written January 11, 2020
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,278 contributions
Jan 2020
There is so much detail in the paintings that you could spend the whole day staring at them and still spot something new. Very impressive how he got across all the important elements of Mexican history. Try and get a guide to tell you about them so that you don't miss the important elements. We took a panorama shot and spent dinner looking through it again in more detail.
Written February 8, 2020
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