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“Excellent museum”

Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
Ranked #19 of 527 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks –seemingly confected of living jewels—and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.Since the museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1994, its greatest treasure is its painting. The world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is, as well, a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe.
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Collection of oriental ivories, paintings by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo; beautiful setting in older hacienda house and park with peacocks and Mexican hairless dogs

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Fabulous collections and lovely peaceful grounds make this private estate a must see. Amazing collection of works by Diego Rivera and Frieda. The collection of popular mexican art and craft materials is stunning. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

It took us 45 minutes from zona rosa on sunday morning with no traffic. It is also possible to get there by metro and light rail, but also a long trip. The area is not very attractive but the museum is in a large walled compound with beautiful gardens and we were lucky that there were mariachi musicians as well as the peacocks and hairless dogs. The collection of Frieda and Diego paintings was smaller than I expected, but interesting, at least for Diego Rivera because they cover his entire life and not just the murals he is most associated with. We combined this trip with Diegos magnificant Museo Anahuacalli and Coyoacan, which is a lovely place.

Thank gaffelaar
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

museum doen't deliver diego riviera as well as i expected but his collection of pre-columbian artifacts is very good...the hacienda is worth a walk through by itself and we saw a good temporary collection of folk art and folkloric dance when there on a sunday...the vendors are fun too.

Thank kenneth f
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is the former house (an hacienda really) of a former school teacher, arts enthusiast, and reputed lover of Diego Rivera. It is located close to Xochimilco, at the far south end of the city. It requires an experienced taxi-driver to get you there, but is well worth the trip. The house, and grounds are beautifully maintained, with roving peacocks, and the rare aztec hairless dogs (look closely, as they sometimes stand motionless next to bronze statues, from which it is hard to tell them apart). The collection of Diego Riveras and Frida Kahlos is one of the best in the country.

Thank catador
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