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“Frida's heart in her art”
Review of Frida Kahlo Museum

Frida Kahlo Museum
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$39.00*
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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and...
Ranked #9 of 539 things to do in Mexico City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The lifelong home of Frida Kahlo is now a museum dedicated to the work of this famous 20th-century artist.
Reviewed November 14, 2013

A small plaque in the garden of La Casa Azul reads, " Frida is the only example in the whole history of art of someone who has torn open her breast and her heart to tell the biological truth of what she feels in them." --Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo grew up in Casa Azul and then lived there in married life with Diego Rivera. It is a privilege to see the kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and her studio as she lived there, and to see some of her art. Most interesting are the prosthetics, corsets, and clothes that she used to disguise the physical results of polio at age 6 and later, a debilitating accident with a street car when she was in her teens that eventually left her unable to bear children. These artifacts were left locked in a couple of rooms until many years after her death at the age of 47 at the request of Diego Rivera.
Her art speaks to her great pain of three miscarriages and a rocky relationship with Diego Rivera as well as her romantic and fiery temperament, relationships with Trotsky and others, and her deep loneliness. More than an art gallery can do, Casa Azul shows you Frida the person, her highly publicized life with the fascinating Diego Rivera, and explains where the sadness in her paintings emanates from...

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

This visit it is a must,but don´t do it without knowing the Frida Kahlo´s life by the film of her life or by reading the book related,so you gonna understand the meaning of this visit.

Thank nelson S
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was the first place my boyfriend and I visited once we got into town. Not only is it in the beautiful city of Coyoacan, but it is located away from the main plaza which gives you the ability to take in everything at a slower pace. Although I spent two to three hours at the museum I could have stayed much longer. Her artwork, clothing, and home tell her story in such a way that humbles any visitor. Make sure you visit the museum and leave plenty of time to take in everything.

One tip...we took a taxi from the Zocolo and it took 40-45 minutes because of traffic. We feel we were overcharged for the cab ride. We ended up taking the metro back to the Zocolo. It saved us money. If you don't mind the crowded metro, I'd recommend taking it as often as possible.

Thank ARRome
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Lovely museum. Good balance of art and Frida memorabilia. Would have liked to see a few more of her paintings there, but really enjoyed the atmosphere and excellent audiovisual outside.

Thank Diana H
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Frida was an amazing person and although her life was much to short it was an important life in the culture of this country, her entire story is told in her art in the very home she lived and if you get the chance take the time it is well worth the admission

Thank Andy W
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