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Museo Casa De Leon Trotsky

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Address: Circuito Interior (Avenida Rio Churubusco) 410 | Del Carmen, Coyoacán, Mexico City 04100, Mexico
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The house where Leon Trotsky, the exiled Russian leader, lived the final...

The house where Leon Trotsky, the exiled Russian leader, lived the final three years of his life in the 1930s.

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Well worth a visit. The house remains intact with many of the original artifacts, so you get a real sense of history and the key events that happened there (the bullet holes are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. The house remains intact with many of the original artifacts, so you get a real sense of history and the key events that happened there (the bullet holes are still visible in the wall). I was incredibly lucky to be one of only two people visiting the house that day and I thought it was fabulous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting museum that used to be the residence of Leon Trotsky during his last few years of exile in Mexico. Trotsky only lived on the house for about one year until he was assassinated. He is buried in the garden of the house. The museum is located close to the Freda Kahlo museum, is not very busy and charges... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A quick trip into an interesting chapter in communist soviet history. For about $3 per ticket you can see the grounds of the house where Trotsky lived for the final year of his life. The house is well preserved and offers a good glimpse into like in the late 1930s - office living, quarters and grounds. There's another building with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Close by the Diego Rivera house, this is a short visit but very interesting. It's so surprising how frugally Trotsky used to live. A time capsule if there ever was one. This episode of Trotsky's life is very interesting. If you can, before you visit, read Padura's book "The man who loved dogs" about the man who killed Trotsky in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I knew little of the history of Trotsky's exile and this was a gem in the city. Atmospheric - the bullet holes from an early assassination attempt can be seen in his bedroom - the house oozes history and a little menace. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Situated within a compound surrounded by high stone walls. Place where Leon Trotsky lived with his family for a time before his assination. Extensive collection of photographs and the house with original furnishings and gardens. Close to Freda Kahlo Museum.10 minute walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The life of Leon trotsky is slowly fading into history. This museum helps keep it alive. The museum explores his early life in Russia and his participation in the Russian revolution, his flight from the USSR, and his time in exile in Mexico City. The displays show both his house at the time and historical photographs. Conspicuously absent, however, is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It's sad to see how this museum is so under-valued by tourists. Trotsky's story is quite interesting and this place was his home, where he lived and eventually was killed. If you're into gossip, well, he was Frida Kahlo's lover while she was married to Diego Rivera. You can go see this museum after visiting Frida's. It's a perfect combination.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

WOW ... it was great museum. When I was outside I had some doubts if it is wothwhile to visit but I did and I did not regret. This museum is packed with information and pictures that will make you understand the like of Leon ... his role in bolshevik revolution and why he had to seek assylum in Mexico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

To see where trotsky found his fate and where his ashes are. you learn that the price for the revolutionaries was really high. The hatred Stalin had for him crossed half the world and reached him in this house. Good for history lovers.

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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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