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Review of Frida Kahlo Museum

Frida Kahlo Museum
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Frida Kahlo House, Xochimilco and University City Tour
Ranked #8 of 512 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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I loved the museum and could have spent way more time there but my tour was shorter. I was lucky to see the exhibit with some of her personal wardrobe and accessories. If you love Frida you will love to see anything that shows the history of her life. I found it to be very special to have the opportunity to see so many huge pieces of her life there in one house. The gardens were also very beautiful. The gift shop was pitiful only having a few postcards and books to offer.

Visited February 2014
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Mobile, AL
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

This trip served a dual purpose. First, it was a nice glimpse into the life of Frida. Next, since the museum was in her former home, you got some insight into a Mexican home from the era. Nice visit. Friendly staff. Quick walk to the Trotsky home if you wish to knock out two sights on one stop.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful peaceful house and garden”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great house and garden. House full of Frida's personal belongings, informative. Garden very colourful, green and cool. Exhibitions on site. Whilst we there one exhibited her clothes, jewellery and medical casts and accessories. A must if a Frida Kahlo admirer!

Visited February 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Intimate museum”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

This little gem of a museum in the awesome Coyoacan neighborhood is just spectacular! You can feel the presence and pain of Frida all over the house.
As you walk through the house you can view wonderful pieces of art, but also feel as if a celebration is happening. Perhaps you even feel as if you are crashing a party.
Its a great feeling, I was never really able to figure out how the picture taking policy worked but that was my fault. My Spanish is not very good and when I was at the door I was a little too impatient to start viewing art.
So I recommend being a little patient upon entering to figure out how you can take photos of this awesome house and expereince.

Visited January 2014
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“Historic house”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

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.

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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.

Very busy on weekends and expensive for MC.

Visited March 2014
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