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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

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Address: Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
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+52 55 5555 1016
10:00 - 18:00
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Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores...

Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks –seemingly confected of living jewels—and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.Since the museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1994, its greatest treasure is its painting. The world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is, as well, a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe.

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Hacienda filled with art

A delightful garden where peacocks wander free and a special breed of hairless dogs have the run of one area surrounds this mansion. Sadly Freda Kahlo's exhibition was on loan at... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful garden where peacocks wander free and a special breed of hairless dogs have the run of one area surrounds this mansion. Sadly Freda Kahlo's exhibition was on loan at the time of our visit and not replaced by another so the exhibits in the house, although very fine and of huge interest were soon appreciated. Well presented Diego... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic hacienda. A nice collection of Diego Rivera but the Art of Frida Kahlo is on loan to a museum Florida. It has been replaced by Pablo O'Higgins art which was also very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should really be classified as several museums on one complex : Dolores Olmedo Patino was a contemporary and friend of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, who made a modest fortune selling tobacco and eventually real estate - she's an interesting figure in Mexican history, as she was one of the few female "businesswomen" during the mid-century. But she's also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dolores Olmedo Patino was Diego and Frida's mentor. The grounds are lovely with peacocks and hairless dogs (strange looking). There is an extensive collection of Diego Rivera's. Unfortunately, when we visited, Frida's works were on exhibition in Florida. Definitely worth the long trip out to the edge of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dolores Hacienda is on beautiful grounds. The pathway to the main building sports hairless dogs and peacocks. The home has a few rooms that have been made into a museum to house art by Frieda Khalo and Diego Rivera. The entire home was not available for viewing. There is a small restaurant with good food on the grounds. I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After going first to the Diego Rivera house/museum only to be disappointed that the majority of the house was under reconstruction, my husband found this museum to see more of Rivera's work. The grounds and the house itself are breathtaking! I loved the Day of the Dead exhibit. Alot of Diego's work is here, especially his very early as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a beautiful place with great art, animals, a colonial touch, and an impressive collection of great paintings and handicrafts. Must-see if you are in Mexico City

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Dolores Olmedo museum after a morning and mid afternoon taking in the plant market, the trajineras and horse back riding in Xochimilco. All I can say is: what a gem! The hacienda itself is a garden of delights with its manicured gardens and colonial buildings. The collections and temporary exhibits are excellent, and you truly get the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Step through the gates of this museum (a compound, really) and you're in another world of calm, beauty, and perfection. It took us a while to get to the museum buildings because we were so enchanted by the grounds and the peacocks roaming about. There was an intriguing show in the temporary space by Betsabee Romero that we loved. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This museum is housed in the estate of one of Rivera's most devoted collectors. The grounds alone are beautiful and the collection of Diego Rivera's works, from the earliest to latter unseen works is terrific. It is a bit of a drive to get to the Museum, but well worth it.

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Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural parklands around the city. Used as an important agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds a great variety of flora and fauna that you can witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to the mariachis and marimbas playing tunes from other colorful chinampas (artificial islands). Aside from the canals, you can find unique Pre-Hispanic art collections at the Archaeological Museum of Xochimilco after talking a walk through its classic streets and visiting the majestic ahuehuete tree that prevails in the heart of this neighborhood at Jardín Juárez.
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