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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5702 2991
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You must visit here if you like photography

If you’re into photography you must visit this place because it has a lot of paintings and a lot of... read more

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Interesting exhibitions

The building is very interesting with impressive murals. As a bonus you have various interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Pierre B
San Gwann, Malta
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This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“orozco murals” (10 reviews)
“diego rivera” (10 reviews)
“art exhibits” (3 reviews)
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Mexico City, Mexico
Centro Historico
+52 55 5702 2991
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you’re into photography you must visit this place because it has a lot of paintings and a lot of things that you can take pictures of, the guides are very knowledgeable and they have groups where people can just listen and learn about the...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The building is very interesting with impressive murals. As a bonus you have various interesting temporary exhibitions.

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Beautiful building in the historical center of Mexico City. It was started in the XVI century and got bigger and bigger in teh follwing centuries. It has beautiful staircases with impressive pictures in stained glass. The most important attraction are the wall paintings of early...More

Thank Tonantzin S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I go to CDMX several times a year, and only just read about Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in the Wallpaper guide, which usually has interesting design/culture suggestions. If you are visiting Zocalo Square, Templo Mayor, or anything else in the Centro Historico, I'd recommend...More

Thank therealmissrita
Reviewed 12 July 2017

On my first day to Mexico City, I was strolling aimlessly around Templo mayor and saw this beautiful building. I walked in and it was fantastic. I saw to temporary exhibitions(both photography and excellent) and strolled around a bit more. Beautiful murals by Diego Rivera,...More

Thank angelikipapantoniou
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Excellent place to see an old-style Baroque Mexican building and also they have permanent and itinerating art exhibits. I find this place to be really well restored and a must see for people who are looking to see the more traditional Mexico.

Thank josyz
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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.

Thank Alexandra A
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

Thank JoseDW
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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

Thank Carol_Savedra
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

Thank Juan_Henriquez
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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