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Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

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Address: Calle Museo 150 | Coyoacan, Mexico City 04620, Mexico
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+52 55 5617 4310
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This impressive building made of volcanic stone was designed by Diego...

This impressive building made of volcanic stone was designed by Diego Rivera and houses his collection of pre-Columbian art.

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Beautiful space, beautiful objects

What an excellent experience. An amazing building, stunningly beautiful objects displayed so tastefully. We revisited after a 25 year hiatus, and we were so glad we did. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent experience. An amazing building, stunningly beautiful objects displayed so tastefully. We revisited after a 25 year hiatus, and we were so glad we did. We will go again.

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Clovis, California
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Amazing place that houses Diego Rivera's collection of hundreds of pre-Colombian artifacts and displayed in a manner of honor and respect.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is a museum designed by Diago Rivera, but due to his death, he never saw it built. Inside, climb to the roof for a fantastic view of Mexico City and the surrounding area. Inside, make sure to keep looking at the ceilings. The artifacts are from Diago Rivera's and others collection's of Mexico's history

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

It's a gift of Diego Rivera, filled with the famous muralist's vast collection of dramatically lit, pre-Hispanic pieces that include pottery and statues. The museum is an imposing structure of black volcanic stone shaped like a pyramid. After Rivera's death, the Anahuacalli was completed by architects Juan O'Gorman and Heriberto Pagelson. Certainly you'll want to see it if you're already... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This has got to be the strangest building I've ever been in. A modern building based largely on ancient, mostly Mayan design. Filled with a collection of ancient artifacts that are pretty good but not great (the Rufino Tamayo collection in Oaxaca is better). But this is definitely worth the visit if you go to Frida Kahlo Museum because admission... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Anahuacalli does not get the publicity of other sites and is a little difficult to reach (r/t taxi a must) but it rivals the Anthropology museum for its exhibition and building. The "pyramid" structure houses Rivera's pre-Columbina collection that is beautifully exhibited. One big complaint: there is little or no description indication of the provenance of each piece.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Here's another "sleeper" that you won't want to miss. The mural at at Diego's museum is stellar and the local interpreters are not only knowledgeable, but also colorful interpreters of his work. Easily accessed and rarely crowded - spend all the time you want without feeling rushed.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place should be more visited, the place holds Diego Rivera´s pre columbian private collection, also some huge sketches of his murales are there, and they always have an artist as a guest to intervine the space. Is worth visiting only to walk inside of this volcanic building.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit this museum while in Mexico City. Apparently it is not a popular spot for tourists, and it was not busy when we were there. This is an amazing opportunity to view a large collection of prehispanic artifacts in a highly unique setting. We were provided with an opportunity to understand better... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This house now museum hold a lot of Mexican art from Diego Rivera and Dolores Olmedo. It is not a typical house/mouseum. The place by itself worths the trip. At the top there is a big mural from Diego Rivera. Art lovers it is a must to visit.

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Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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