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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

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Address: Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 5555 1016
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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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Oasis of beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the former home of one of Diego Rivera's patrons, and has an extensive collection of his paintings. The setting is spectacular - a former hacienda - and the works are beautifully displayed. What I particularly liked was seeing the number of school children, from kindergarten upwards, enjoying class trips to this museum. Art should be accessible to all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum shows paintings of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but also of Riveras frist wife. All are collected by Riveras friend Dolores Olmedo, who wanted to present them to the mexican public. The area of the museum is wide and pretty. Apart from the collection you can see peacocks and have a drink in the restaurant. Besides the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this museum. The parks and the setting are impressive. I visited du r ing the day of the dead and was able tobsee their ofrendas. The place was full of people visiting the exhibits, sampling local food from Xochimilco and admiring the collection of paintings of Duego Rivera. I loved the archeological collection as well. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during the weekend prior to the Days of The Dead (Oct. 29 - 30) - the museum, grounds and altar displays were wonderful. Dolores Olmedo was quite a gal and she did things her way. It is an oasis of beauty in the suburbs if Xochimilco. Her collections of Diego Rivera and folk art are excellent. We took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are staying in the old town (Centro), Polanco or Zona Rosa, reaching this museum on the south end of the city will take you at least about an hour (medium traffic). However, if you are in Mexico City for several days and are planning a day in Xochimilco (another amazing treat), go there before lunch and do plan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lovely grounds of the old mansion (there are peacocks, and the native dogs called xoloitzcuintli, or xolo for short, to see) are well kept and nice to wander through. The Rivera exhibits are incredible (the Kahlo exhibit was on loan overseas, however, the pictures from her early life truly special to see). I highly recommend a visit to this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful grounds and gardens, though many of the galleries/exhibitions were closed. The dogs that live there are amazing - it's a challenge to distinguish the real from the statues! Peacocks wander the gardens and it's a lovely place to take a break.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This stop was so enjoyable. The grounds are beautiful and the collections were exceptional. Unfortunately, during our visit most of Frieda Kahlo's work was on loan for an exhibit in South Korea. The collection of Diego Rivera's work was very good as was the collection of Mexican artifacts. Well worth a visit.

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Xochimilco
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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