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“Amazing gardens!”

Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
Ranked #16 of 508 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 July 23, 2013

If you like Frida Kahlo and history you will like this museum since she was a personal friend of Frida's many paintings are there including the amazing " Columna Rota" and some Diego Rivera's paintings too. Amazing gardens, beautiful house.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What an extraordinaruy museum -- the beautiful hacienda and grounds (and peacocks) almost surpasses the collection.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Beautiful grounds and the artwork is amazing, especially if you like Frida. I'll let the animals & other living works of art be a surprise.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This place is far, very far, but at the same time, it's a little gem and there's nobody there to get in your way. The collection is lovely, the gardens are lovely and our kids were totally captivated by the peacocks and hairless dogs. I would say if you have the time, it's worth the trip.

Thank ChiquiMonster
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I could have completely skipped the museums and just spent all day looking at peacocks, up close and personal. But when I was able to tear myself away, the small and manageable museums were great too!

Thank sunnyrunner5
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