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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
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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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When you travel to Mexico, you always have different options, but if you would like to go beyond the common touristic sites, this is an amazing option. Located in the south of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When you travel to Mexico, you always have different options, but if you would like to go beyond the common touristic sites, this is an amazing option. Located in the south of Mexico City, you will find a gorgeous Hacienda with exciting gardens surrounded by native dogs called xoloizcuintle, as well as multicolor peacocks. But this, is only the beginning,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an hour plus taxi from the centro, found the Kahlo collection was out on tour and chose not to visit Museum as the Kahlo collection was what we came for. Took the Metro back to the centro squished like sardines all the way and called it enough culture for the day. Sad this is not prominently noted on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is fascinating. It contains works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. This excellent collection was bequeathed by former Mexican business woman, Dolores Olmedo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

It is a bit far from the touristic areas, however is worth it! Interesting pieces and lovely gardens. The house is also superb! It is not that easy to arrive to this place but it is a most if you like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera´s art too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a home of a friend of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. It is a beautiful home and as you walk though the grounds you think about what the are looked like when she hosted friends for parties. The grounds are filled with peacocks and Mexican hairless dogs. The museum had a great of the Day of the Dead... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 January 2017

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 31 December 2016

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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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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