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“Wasn't worth the wait”

Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
Ranked #12 of 544 things to do in Mexico City
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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 January 3, 2014

Went to see an exhibition of contemporary art from Europe and waited 3 hours to get in. Of course it is all a matter of personal opinion, but it felt like Mexico had been sent Europe's rejects. We also visited the house, which personally was horrendous, unless you like looking at rooms full of elephant tusks and photos that say 'look at me, aren't I successful'. It was like visiting a bad zoo.
Wouldn't return again.

2  Thank bambi851
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Museo DOP is about 30 minutes outside the centro district, but the trip is worth it. During our visit the exhibition was of European masters, so it was not as interesting as Senora Olmedo's house.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

My new favourite museum in Mexico City. The grounds are amazing and the exhibits gorgeous. The perfect size. You can actually see everything in a reasonable amount of time. Just the right amount of stuff to see in very beautiful buildings.

3  Thank GingerGoodwin
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We took the subway, transferring to the above ground Tren, followed by a six block walk to visit this wonderful museo. Woe went to see Frida Kahlo's work, but it was in Paris. Instead, we were treated to the most wonderful Day of the Dead exhibit we have ever seen. And, if that's not enough
There was an exhibit of French Impressionists. Her house and history were intriguing. As noted the grounds are enchanting and we had a nice lunch.

Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

In a magnificent colonial house you can see a wonderful collection of Diego Rivera.
Frida Kahlo's painting were not on display, as they have been sent to a museum in Paris, France. Instead I had an opportunity to see some Impressionist's painting from the " Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris".
The museum garden is very nice, lots of dogs and peacocks.

Thank Sharon_zz
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