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Museum of the City of Mexico (Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico)

30 Pino Suarez Street, Mexico City, Mexico
52 5 5229936
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Not much to see

This is a famous old building in Mexico City which the city seems determined to keep as is. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Iowa City, Iowa
Very impressive place to visit

This place has a lot of art and a lot of collections from 1800s, the history of this place is great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico is located in the Old Palace of the Counts of Calimaya, an eighteenth century building converted into a museum in 1964. Recently renovated, the museum offers temporary exhibitions of national and international artists, tours of the Palace, lectures, children's and family workshops, concerts and many other activities.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“third floor” (3 reviews)
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30 Pino Suarez Street, Mexico City, Mexico
Centro Historico
52 5 5229936
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a famous old building in Mexico City which the city seems determined to keep as is. It would make a great upscale hotel ala The Monasterio Cusco, Peru, but the city has turned these opportunities away in favor of hanging on to it...More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a lot of art and a lot of collections from 1800s, the history of this place is great and they have people that know a lot about history and are very knowledgeable they will be happy to explain things to you in...More

1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful tour of this museum. Exhibits are gorgeous and fabulous. I totally recommend to visit this place to all tourists who travel to Mexico and want to learn about the wonderful history of the various civilizations who built the country.

Thank sofy-lux
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice location and decent exhibits at teh Museo CDMX. The building is quite nice and offers a good ambiance. The David Bowie photography exhibit was interesting as was the artist's room on the third floor.

Thank METRUN360
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I enjoyed a temporary exhibit on David Bowie and a couple of others, all housed in a historic building.

1  Thank mrsirin
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Go up the stairs to see great contemporary art, on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Sully on the second floor with his beautiful, colorful Caribbean paintings, and Climent on the third floor with some rather erotic paintings as well.

Thank OpenTicket2
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

The museum itself was somewhat disappointing but there is a temporary exhibition of extremely fine contemporary water colors from all over the world

Thank NHCowboy
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

The first time I visited this museum, there were some absolutely splendid temporary exhibits, one about lucha libre masks, one about architect Luis Baragan, another about day of the dead altars. Good, contemporary stuff! When I returned on a subsequent trip it was empty. Gather...More

1  Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a huge palace converted to a museum. It seems like about half of the space is devoted to temporary exhibits. I expected much more detailed "voyage" through the city's history (which is indeed fascinating). There are a few rooms with antique furniture, 19th...More

2  Thank Witoldzio
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This compact museum is housed in a wonderful 18th Century building that has been well preserved. There are some standing exhibits (19th Century carriages and a bus from the 1920s), and we enjoyed an exhibit based on traditional costumes from around Mexico. We especially liked...More

1  Thank VivaMexicoLiz
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
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