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Museo Nacional de la Acuarela

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Address: Salvador Novo No. 88 | Col. Barrio de Santa Catarina, Mexico City 04000, Mexico
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This museum is AMAZING!

This is a beautiful small museum dedicated to watercolor art - it's the first of its kind in Mexico, and is definitely a hidden gem! The grounds are beautifully maintained and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a beautiful small museum dedicated to watercolor art - it's the first of its kind in Mexico, and is definitely a hidden gem! The grounds are beautifully maintained and the collection of watercolors (international, national, and a fair amount from Alfredo Guati Rojo for whom the museum is named) make it an amazing way to spend the afternoon.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

This museum doesn't get much propagand but it is worth the visit. The entry is free, it has 2 small sections with water based painting. Most of the paintings are on sale and belong to students from such musuem. There is a small souvenir shop where you can get free photos of the paintings (yes, you get free copies in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon this lovely museum, located in a beautiful old mansion with lovely groundsIn Coyoacan, by accident, as no guidebook of mine has ever mentioned. Devoted to water colors. An unexpected find!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

If you are strolling through Coyoacan, this is a pleasant place for a stop. The grounds are beautiful, cool and refreshing to sit for awhile. A good selection of paintings. Admission is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

This museum hardly gets a mention in guidebooks. I went twice in 2013, and think it is one of the very finest art museums I have ever visited. It is located in a converted, secluded estate, on lovely grounds, in a beautiful old house. It is free. It presents watercolor art through the centuries, from Mexico and the world. It... More 

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Coyoacan
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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