We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Review Highlights
Beautiful

Entrance is free. You can find here the murals of Diego Rivera. The place is super big and there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EriBrunette
,
Venezuela
via mobile
Wonderful

We asked at a local bookstore about the best place to see murals and they said this place rocks but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidTAC
,
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Read all 474 reviews
254
All photos (254)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“orozco murals”(13 reviews)
“diego rivera”(12 reviews)
“xvi century”(2 reviews)
About
This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
See all hours
Contact
Mexico City, Mexico
Centro Histórico
Website
+52 55 5702 2991
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Mexico City
from USD 53.00
More Info
from USD 13.33
More Info
from USD 14.00
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 July 2015

This amazing building dates back to 1583 and once you step inside this museum you will feel that you are going back in time. It has an impressive courtyard and the architecture is breathtaking. It is also part of UNAM university which must make for...More

4  Thank pelawo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This building is beautiful and steeped in history, but we had a hard time truly understanding it as we missed the tour. We arrived in time but we were told we had to check something into the locker room (a poster), though the woman wouldn't...More

1  Thank jtCA2014
Reviews (474)
Filter reviews
109 results
Traveller rating
68
31
10
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
68
31
10
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews orozco murals diego rivera xvi century wonderful murals worth a visit wall paintings mexican artists stained glass taking pictures beautiful building historical center two hours jesuit muralists school clement vatican
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 109 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance is free. You can find here the murals of Diego Rivera. The place is super big and there are so many murals too see and also history about mexican artists. Worth the visit!

Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked at a local bookstore about the best place to see murals and they said this place rocks but the Secretary of Education building is better. He was correct. See both. We saw this building first and I was blown away by the Orozco...More

Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I expected some real treasures from the Vatican. Alas, they are still at home. What's here is a lot of history, but art mainly from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Only two paintings of any artistic or real value. So don't be disappointed if...More

Thank LosAngelesTraveler89
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you can get a guide to explain the order of these mural paintings it really helps to see the evolution of this famous art form that started here.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Breathtaking architecture! Despite being in Zocalo, it's silent and peaceful inside. I visited the Vaticano exhibition and it was great! Also, I just dove myself into the fantastic murals all over the building. Kudos to the staff, all very friendly and helpful.

Thank dvasconcellos
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

In this place we saw for free some impressive Diego Rivera murals and also some exibition coming from Vatican. Amazing ! The Place is close to Zocalo !

Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The Cineteca is a nice place to hang out (enough green spaces where you can lie on the grass or have a picnic, a decent bookstore and some good food stalls and coffee shops) but, essentially, it's a good place for films you would not...More

Thank MayaIvanovna123
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Very close to the zocalo. You need to get the tickets beforehand on the internet, they are free. But if you were unable to do it, the people at the museum are very helpful and send you to a taquilla and they give you a...More

Thank srpaz13
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended!! It is a fantastic exposition where you can learn about the foundation of the Vatican City. It’s history and the impact in society and actually the economy. Many aspects that make you enter an important reflexión. Do not miss it!

Thank Ana Silvia S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I was recently there for a Vatica expo just shown down there, museum is quite well preserved, very recommendable for foreigner travellers as visit is for free

Thank madry128
View more reviews
Nearby
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 322 nearby hotels
Hotel Catedral
1,523 reviews
.24 km away
Hotel Azores
96 reviews
.29 km away
Zocalo Central
1,774 reviews
.43 km away
Best Western Hotel Majestic
540 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,773 nearby restaurants
El Balcon del Zocalo
1,536 reviews
.43 km away
La Casa de las Sirenas
489 reviews
.16 km away
El Mayor
584 reviews
.08 km away
La Parroquia de Veracruz
144 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,133 nearby attractions
Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica
1,532 reviews
.14 km away
Museo del Templo Mayor
3,848 reviews
.12 km away
Plaza de Santo Domingo
92 reviews
.31 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines