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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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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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Must-See for Architecture Buffs

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This must be the weird building to match all weird whims of mans fancy!.Built to hold his collection it too around twenty years to construct from this volcanic material,it is bot ugly and grand. Be aware that should you have a mobility problem two of the three floors may not be easy for you. Worth a visit but only if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were a little mistaken when we got here, thinking it was a museum of Diego Rivera's work when really it is Diego's collection of pre-hispanic art. Not to say we weren't impressed. The building itself is neat as well as his huge collection. Apparently what's on display is only about a quarter of his entire collection. We mostly enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Really this is not a museum in the classic sense. Diego Rivera has an extensive collection of pre-Hispanic art and designed the building you enter. It is really more liek a private installation of your collection and the building is designed to house your collection. You will either love or haet the building. It is built somewhat like a pyramid,... More 

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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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