Museums in Mexico City

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Museums in Mexico City

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  • PRECIOUS TRAVELS
    Big Sky, MT183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an important museum with some of the most vital learnings of history in the Americas. Whether you take a tour, or explore on your own, you will not be disappointed. There is a lot to see, so pace yourself and potentially go back for another visit because it’s thorough. Exhibits both inside and outside. This is a must see, for sure! Plus the location is close to Polanco, which is a great/fun neighborhood to explore and enjoy!
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Susie B
    San Rafael, CA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small-ish but absolutely superb collection of murals, photography, and sculpture. But above all that, it’s the interior of the building, not just the collection, that makes this a must-see, especially for art deco and art nouveau enthusiasts. And if you can, also take the 30-minute tour of the concert hall and marvel at the Louis Comfort Tiffany crystal screen at the front of the stage.
    Written April 11, 2024
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    Big Sky, MT183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend taking a tour with this site, so you have some background context to the house and life of Frida Kahlo. Trust, it will impact the way you take in the house! Exhibits are well done and powerful. The location, in the neighborhood of Coyoacán, is spectacular. There’s a lot of food, artisans, and monuments to explore in this area - you could spend the whole day checking out various markets and sites!
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Inaie
    Aguas de Lindoia, SP189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History, history, and more history.
    Mexico is packed with fascinating places and amazing historical sites.
    This temple was found while some telecommunication workers were excavating the ground.
    Suddenly, they found a huge stone that archeologists knew was situated in a major temple.
    Today, we can still see many of the objects found and some of the walls and paintings of the Temple.
    The Azteca built on top of existing temples, and you can see several layers of those constructions.
    There are still uncovered structures, buried in the heart of Mexico city and excavations are still being conducted under the city.
    One can only imagine what's still to be found!
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Minigotogo
    Vancouver, Canada375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a collection of art! Starting off on the 5th floor, you work your way down with each floor a different collection of art from different ages.
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • vagabond_dreams
    Alberta, Canada351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We didn't get around to this museum on our first visit to Mexico City several years ago, but so glad we did so this time around. Loved all of it - the art is so interesting and uplifting. The amazing beaded Volkswagen Beetle in the front foyer is a fitting introduction to the wonderful art inside the museum. Even better, we visited on a Sunday when admission was free for all visitors (not just Mexican nationals), and it was not very crowded. Recommended!
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Northern_Traveler00
    California76,116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited the museum with my wife as part of a group, so we had a guide which helped with the flow. The Holocaust is obviously a difficult subject to teach and learn about, but with survivors dying every day, all we will have left soon is the remnants and the teaching becomes more and more important, and is done well here.

    Considering the relatively generic title of the museum, I was surprised that 98% of it dealt with the German Holocaust, where 15 million people, including 6 million Jews perished, along with additional teaching about Anti-Semitism. With the name of the museum I expected more on other racial intolerances as well as anti gay, Hispanic, Asian, etc. hatred, but didn’t get that.

    And considering the current environment right here in the United States where various minorities are losing rights every day, and Fascism is rearing its head more and more, I kind of expected and wanted more warnings that IT CAN HAPPEN HERE.

    By the way, the cafe was pretty terrible,
    Written May 7, 2023
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  • baseball111997
    Glenview, IL54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small museum with only one of Diego Rivera's murals. Admission is free for senior citizens. It was worth visiting.
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • MWG12
    Leonia, NJ218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The collection was really great and the explanations were very readable, even for a secondary Spanish speaker. The staff was ridiculously over the top about not standing over the white line. Most displays were of written documents which could not be read at a distance and were protected by glass or plastic. Constantly yelling at you to move back detracted from the experience,
    Written November 6, 2023
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  • mayacosmos
    Englewood, NJ123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome museum of the archeological artifact collection of Diego Rivera. Such an outer imposing space designed with Frank Loyd Wright. Very peaceful and unhurried to walk thru displays that have nothing to read so you can gaze as long as you want and imagine the mostly clay pieces from yesteryear being designed and used. Spectacular outside view from top terrace. Best part are the unfinished murals on display from the master himself in what use to be his studio.
    Lovely little cafe- very uncrowded so nice museum space to explore for a perfect time out from the crowded streets of Mexico City.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Nuno N
    New York City, NY221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing neo-classical building, designed by Italian architect Silvio Conti and, an impressive art collection. Highly recommended!!
    Written July 25, 2023
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  • Inaie
    Aguas de Lindoia, SP189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a mix of interesting and macabre to visit the house where Trotsky was murdered and read about his family being decimated in different parts of the world too.
    Historically and culturally, this visit was very enriching, but I left with a heavy heart.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • rfizz
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed this more than the Belles Artes. It does contain some paintings, but also has amazing handcrafted textiles, wood carvings, clocks, furniture, silver. The only drawback is the majority of the descriptions are only in Spanish, so get familiar with Google Lens.
    Written January 10, 2024
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  • Johnny
    Nottinghamshire, UK150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the first time I’ve ever been to a wax museum and I loved it. Obviously being in Mexico City a lot of the figures are of people I’m unaware of being English however there were still plenty I recognised.

    Set in a beautiful building and grouped into different areas such as music, sport, film, art and politics there is plenty here to interest everyone.

    The horror section near the end was a nice surprise. Creepy without being over the top and thankfully no jump scares. However for those who don’t like horror this can also easily be avoided.

    The whole experience is fantastic and this has become a must visit for me everytime I visit Mexico City.
    Written November 16, 2022
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