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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5702 2991
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Lovely building and fine murals, but a lot in renovation as of this writing

Having seen a great deal of Diego Rivera (Palacio National and Ministry of Education), the more... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Lenny G
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Portland, Oregon
Quick visit if you have time...

Not a first choice of things to do, but the Diego Rivera mural is gorgeous. Visit if you have time... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
ShlWalnutcreek
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Walnut creek
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This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
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Centro Histórico
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Having seen a great deal of Diego Rivera (Palacio National and Ministry of Education), the more extensive Orozco murals were welcome, as were other muralists. But a good deal of it was closed as of late March 2018. The building is worth seeing, including the...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Not a first choice of things to do, but the Diego Rivera mural is gorgeous. Visit if you have time, it's a quick stop in the historic center.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Wonderful murals throughout the walls of the courtyard by some of the most famous Mexican muralists. When we visited (early March 2018), some of the areas were closed from view for work, so you won't see everything at this time. Still, worth going.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

San Ildefonso was one of the most important educational institutions of New Spain. It was originally opened in the 1500's and rebuilt several times and is now considered a baroque masterpiece. The college house some of the most important work of the Mexican Muralist Movement...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

If you’re into photography you must visit this place because it has a lot of paintings and a lot of things that you can take pictures of, the guides are very knowledgeable and they have groups where people can just listen and learn about the...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The building is very interesting with impressive murals. As a bonus you have various interesting temporary exhibitions.

Thank Pierre B
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautiful building in the historical center of Mexico City. It was started in the XVI century and got bigger and bigger in teh follwing centuries. It has beautiful staircases with impressive pictures in stained glass. The most important attraction are the wall paintings of early...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I go to CDMX several times a year, and only just read about Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in the Wallpaper guide, which usually has interesting design/culture suggestions. If you are visiting Zocalo Square, Templo Mayor, or anything else in the Centro Historico, I'd recommend...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

On my first day to Mexico City, I was strolling aimlessly around Templo mayor and saw this beautiful building. I walked in and it was fantastic. I saw to temporary exhibitions(both photography and excellent) and strolled around a bit more. Beautiful murals by Diego Rivera,...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Excellent place to see an old-style Baroque Mexican building and also they have permanent and itinerating art exhibits. I find this place to be really well restored and a must see for people who are looking to see the more traditional Mexico.

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