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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 525557022991
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This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now...

This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.

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Interesting College and Murals

My wife and I were able to see some ot the rooms where the Thesis were defended during the Colonial period. Also saw the early Murals of Orosco and others.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Banning, California
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Banning, California
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were able to see some ot the rooms where the Thesis were defended during the Colonial period. Also saw the early Murals of Orosco and others.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building close by the Zocalo is perhaps most famous for being the site of Diego Rivera's first mural. However one should not overlook the Orozco murals on the upper floor. A guide will help you understand these better and explain the controversy behind the Cortes-Malinche mural.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place wraps you with all the history of the building plus a great taste for art exhibits, perfect blend if you want to escape from the craziness of Mexico City's downtown and have a place to chill and enjoy art.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Art lovers will want to keep an eye on what is happening here. The Javier Marin exhibit in 2016 was breathtaking. The building itself and the art that lives there full time are worth a visit. Just off the Zocalo in a fun neighborhood to explore. The Secretariat of Education is nearby where there are also more Rivera murals than... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Luckily arrived just in time for the 13h free tour in Spanish, although they have in English also. Great to see Diego Rivera's first mural, along with some of Orozco's most famous, as well as other muralists.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Interesting buildings and exhibits, worth a visit as it is in the city centre only 5 minutes from the Zocalo.

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Naucalpan, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is must visit place in Mexico City! You'll be surrounded by Rivera and Siqueiros mural pantings everywhere you walk; surprising and showing the though Modern Mexico History. The museum has temporal exhibitions that are also nice and great, but if it hasn't, this place will leave you speechless; just walk and admire and enjoy this place full of beautiful... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

There is an impressive collection of murals here, including the first mural by Diego Riviera. A guide shows you around, you pay as you wish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

this waste of the high lights of the trip i emailed them few weeks before my trip and i was able to organize a guided tour with them. it was excellent! i highly recommend this place

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Beginning at the end of the Mexican Revolution there was a movement led by the Secretary of Education to create a public art that would help create a visual Mexican identity and sense of history. The big three artists of this creation were Ribera, Siqueiros and Orozco. This building, formerly a monastery, then a college, is the home to the... More 

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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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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