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“Historic house” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frida Kahlo Museum

Frida Kahlo Museum
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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and...
Ranked #8 of 482 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.
brecon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Historic house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Summary
Frida Khalo is arguably the most famous of the latin American artists and this was her home, where she was born, grew up and sadly died at the relatively young age of 47. Her ashes still lie within the house. Set in a lovely area of Coyoacan, this large house is painted blue ‘the caza azul’ and holds many of Khalo’s art works along with those of her husband Diego Rivera and other artists. However Frida’s most famous pieces are not exhibited being owned by major museums. This house though lets us into the soul of this great artist and it is simply fascinating to walk about its enclave.

Set on two levels the house has now been mainly set out room by room as a museum dedicated to Frida Khalo’s life and a very interesting one at that. Many of the rooms show art work belonging to Frida, especially her earlier pieces that influenced her late on in life. There are then many other rooms of great interest; the Trotsky room (he also lived here for a considerable period of time), the beautiful traditional Mexican kitchen, the day bedroom and main bedroom and then Frida’s art room complete with paints, brushes and other work implements. The garden is also large and contains a variety of sculptures including a rather large pyramid. All in all this is a fascinating inside glimpse into the way of life of one of Mexico’s intellectual and artistic elite.


Useful Information
Facilities-Toilets, cafe, locker room for rucksacks/bags as they are not allowed.
Language-Signs are in English/Spanish with audio guides in English available. English guides available if you pre-book. This much better than the average museum in MC which normally has no other language aides.
Entry- 100 pesos for non Mexicans (expensive for Mexico City) on the weekend, 80 pesos in the week. Open all week with no free entry days. 60 peso charge if you want to take pictures (without flash).
Opening times-10am to 5.45pm but closed on Monday.
Other information-You can do a combined tour of the Diego Rivera museum (nearby) with this one in a tour bus. Very busy on a weekend, expect 20-30 entry wait and a slow walk around.

Cons
Very busy on weekends and expensive for MC.

Visited March 2014
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midwes
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“The best!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Don't miss this, and a guide is helpful. The home and setting are beautiful, but the best is the art and interesting life of Frida, and Diego. If you don't know them, read "The Lacuna" by Kingsolver.

Visited January 2014
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San Francisco
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“Wonderful museum, but Trip Advisor address is wrong”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Great visit. Wonderful art and the artifacts from their lives were really interesting. Beware, however that the Trip Advisor address is wrong. It's in Cococyan, not Mexico City proper. I almost had the cab driver turn around, but he showed us the right way.

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

A terrific experience for anyone interested in Mexico.
The garden is exquisite and I loved seeing "her"in her house. We first saw a slide show of her lifmie as an artist, a person and as the partner of Diego Rivera. We were so moved by being there. Her studio,
rooms, art, clothes and garden: Casa Azul, art by a wonderful artist.

Visited February 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“Great museum experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I went expecting art - I got that, plus a peek into her homelife and a history lesson. I'd highly recommend this museum to all friends. It's a bit outside the city center, but worth the car fare.

Visited February 2014
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