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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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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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Impressive murals

I would totally recommend this museum, it's truly beautiful for a walk around the murals. The history of the college itself is very interesting too. Worth a visit if you have the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would totally recommend this museum, it's truly beautiful for a walk around the murals. The history of the college itself is very interesting too. Worth a visit if you have the time.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be the main high school 50 years ago, now converted into an art museum. The murals here are worth the visit. mostly from the time of the great muralist movement in Mexico. Now they host very good art exhibits (mostly international). Concerts on weekends

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Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Diego Riveira's paitings were particularly remarkable to me at this place. They seem to be more expressive.

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Santo Domingo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This old school is now a museum. It's worth the visit, They have several temporary exhibits of art and other stuff. I went to see "China no es como la pintan" (China isnt like it's used to be painted), and i liked it

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful space in the historic district. This museum was one block away from where I was staying so I decided to stop by. There are no signs within the building that have been translated to English however the space is gorgeous. I came on a Tuesday and admission is free which was a surprise.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Quiet secluded courtyard area where you can find comfortable surroundings and hear yourselves speak . Nice relaxed ambience, good high quality food , good for breakfast lunch or dinner. Good seating areas that are not on top of the next one

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

There is an early Diego Rivera mural here, but it's hard to get access. The Orozco murals blew my mind.

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New York
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lovely murals, especially the one by Rivera in the small auditorium (officially closed during our visit, but the guide let us go in.)

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Mexico, D.F.
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to an exhibit from the National Gallery of China in Peking. The range of styles of painting was amazing and the beauty was breath taking.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 7 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 allow me to leave my heavy purse there (why???). Checking this meant we missed 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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