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“Impressive one off work of art combining architecture, exhibits, history, ecology and spirituality.”

Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum
Ranked #31 of 538 things to do in Mexico City
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Owner description: This impressive building made of volcanic stone was designed by Diego Rivera and houses his collection of pre-Columbian art.
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Difficult to find and off the beaten track. We combined it with Museo Dolores Olmeda and Coyoacan with a driver. But the two museums could be done in one day by metro and light rail. Impressive architecture capturing the spirit of pre conquest Mexico, surrounded by an eco park (and usual DF urban sprawl). Inside are several levels of impressive artifacts, joined by stone staircases as if in a pyramid. On the ceilings symbolic modernistic mosaics with Aztec motives, and on top a terrass with far views (on our day a far view of smog rather than volcanoes). Nowhere but Mexico can you find such a museum, created by a great artist. A bonus is Diegos planned studio (he died before completion and it was completed by Dolores Olmeda and others). A great space containing full size sketches of the mural destroyed by Nelson Rockefeller as too commie (well it is, showing Mao and Stalin caring for the poor while capitalist pigs shoot and hang the workers).

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli (http://www.museoanahuacalli.org.mx/) in southern Mexico City, is an astonishing place. Built by Diego Rivera in the style of an Aztec temple as a home for his huge collection of pre-Columbian artefacts (he had some 50,000 + of which some 2,000 are on display. He also thought it might serve as his Mausoleum, but that never happened. Guided tours only, but small parties seem to be welcome.

Tickets also give you entry to the Frida Kahlo house in nearby Coyoacan.

Not easy to get to - you can try waling about 1 kilometre from the nearest metro/light railway station, or take a taxi. Another taxi will get you to Coyoacan with its delightful central plaza and many restaurants.

In short, well worth the effort of getting there.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I was totally amazed at the amount of art pieces on display. As a "gringo" I only knew of the Aztec and Mayan cultures in Mexico, I couldn't believe the number of ancient cultures who once lived in the region.

Thank Gerald T
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Diego's collection is truly among the best I've seen, and the building itself is pretty incredible. One takes a mandatory guided tour and the very informative tour guides speak english.

The only rub is that his collection is some 60,000 pieces but only 2500 are on display and it's not a rotating display, so once you've seen it there isn't much point in going again in a future visit.

Enjoy the view from the balconies on the top floor. On my last visit the sky was clear enough to be able to see the Torre Latinoamerica.
Be sure to tip the very informative tour guides, who in my visits were college students.

It's easy to get to by Metro. Get off at Xotepingo and head west. Go down the stairs and walk a few steps north to Calle Museo. Head west and cross Division del Norte. Stay on Museo and you will get there in about 10 minutes.

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Diego Rivera seemed to have a lot of money and a lot of time.
To construct this impressive building of Vulcanic Stone and fill it with all those artefects.

Every Wing and Room is dedicated to a special Aztec God and Cult, like the room for the rain God or for the God of Fire.

The Guide that lead us around explained everything very well and took time to answer all the questions we had.

Important note: who wants to make fotos inside has to pay an extra entrace fee and lay out his passport at the entrace.

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