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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now...

This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol_Savedra
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Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, Brazil
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Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Santo Domingo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful space in the historic district. This museum was one block away from where I was staying so I decided to stop by. There are no signs within the building that have been translated to English however the space is gorgeous. I came on a Tuesday and admission is free which was a surprise.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Quiet secluded courtyard area where you can find comfortable surroundings and hear yourselves speak . Nice relaxed ambience, good high quality food , good for breakfast lunch or dinner. Good seating areas that are not on top of the next one

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

There is an early Diego Rivera mural here, but it's hard to get access. The Orozco murals blew my mind.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lovely murals, especially the one by Rivera in the small auditorium (officially closed during our visit, but the guide let us go in.)

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to an exhibit from the National Gallery of China in Peking. The range of styles of painting was amazing and the beauty was breath taking.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This building is beautiful and steeped in history, but we had a hard time truly understanding it as we missed the tour. We arrived in time but we were told we had to check something into the locker room (a poster), though the woman wouldn't allow me to leave my heavy purse there (why???). Checking this meant we missed the... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Antigua Colegio de San Idelfonso was one of my wife's and my own high points during our visit to Mexico City. Of special interest to us were the Orozco and Rivera murals. Not only did the esthetic and political differences between the two appear especially vivid, but the historical significance glared at us amid a splendid structure. The significance... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

I'd visited this place several times over the years, but hadn't really understood these Orozco murals well until I took the tour (in Spanish and included in the admission price). The tour also gives important background information on the building and the historical context of the murals. Highly recommended!

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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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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