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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
+52 55 5555 1016
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A Great Way to Spend a Half Day

This museum complex between Xochimilco and Tlaplan is well worth the extra challenge in getting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy C
Glendale, California
Fabulous collections

Easy to get to by metro/train (10 peso each way) in about 40 minutes from the centre of the city... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
+52 55 5555 1016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum complex between Xochimilco and Tlaplan is well worth the extra challenge in getting there. I took the Metro 2 to Tasquena (the terminal stop) and switched to the Tren Ligero (separate ticket) to La Noria from where it is a five minute walk....More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to by metro/train (10 peso each way) in about 40 minutes from the centre of the city. At the time of my visit there was a world class exhibition of Frida Kahlo paintings and drawings with over 40 pieces on display. Magical!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place with peacocks, peahens and their babies running around the beautiful grounds. There were many of the famous hairless dogs, alas they were in their own garden. The artwork here was just amazing, and we could have spent longer but were travelling...More

Thank Eljayj
Reviewed 19 August 2017

You will not only see art by Diego Rivera, ancient Mexican artifacts in this beautiful setting. but enjoy structure that dates to the 16th century In the spacious gardens, you will also spy many peacocks and a group of the country's official dog called Xoloitzcuintles....More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

First of all, the mansion and the space are massive. It is totally beautiful and need to give lots of time here. Fan of Frida and Diego or art lovers will be happy to see totally different kinds of their arts. I am floored by...More

Thank queenym
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Dolores Olmedo Patiño was a very important woman in Mexican history in the business and art scene. Her house is absolutely stunning and her art collection is worth going all the way south of Mexico City to see it. The entrance ticket is less pricey...More

Thank cloe m
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Beautiful hacienda house and grounds, peacocks everywhere. Amazing art. Folk dancers were performing on the grounds the day we were there. Nice cafe.

Thank charlotte b
Reviewed 6 August 2017

As a cultural icon there is always something interesting to see with Diego Rivera, particularly if you do a little research and understand the man and his work in its time. There are also (drawings? etchings?) by Pablo O'Higgins (born Paul Higgins Stevenson in the...More

Thank SenZen
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very peaceful,relaxing place, taken care of. Exhibitions of works of Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo were amazing. There are actually more things about Frida in this museum than in her house (Casa Azul). Well made labels by each exhibit. After visiting the museum you can...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Exhacienda converted into Museum. Lots of paints of Diego Rivera and Frida Kalo. Old Mexican art precolombin and even dogs from the time when Mexico was ruled by Aztecs.

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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
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8 August 2017|
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Response from EmanuelaDC | Reviewed this property |
You are right: I was there at the beginning of July and Frida's works were on loan. They are now back and on view until October 22, in exhibition organized to commemorate her 110 "birthday", entitled Me pinto a mi misma. In... More
15 April 2016|
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Response from rarco | Reviewed this property |
I called the museum +52 555 555 0891 they told me Kahlo's work should be back by September Approx
9 January 2016|
Response from Tere_CH | Reviewed this property |
entre una y dos horas. según el día y la hora
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