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Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

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Address: Calle Avenida Mexico # 5843 | La Noria, Xochimilco, Mexico City 16030, Mexico
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+52 55 5555 1016
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores...

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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Amazing establishment, so-so exhibitions

The most fascinating part of this place is the amazingly well-kept garden with freely strolling peacocks. The exhibitions are not bad but there are better places to see Riviera's... read more

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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most fascinating part of this place is the amazingly well-kept garden with freely strolling peacocks. The exhibitions are not bad but there are better places to see Riviera's works or prehispanic items. During my visit Frida's exposition was unavailable due to an abroad trip, which was quite sad. All in all I would recommend going there if you have... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A colonial Mexican House where we enjoyed Diego Rivera's work ! This place is really a jewel and we enjoyed the mixture of Mexican art and nature! Highly recommended !

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The property is exceptional. Peacocks wander about along with rare hairless dogs. The sculptures on the lawns are very nice. The art collection is excellent. Extensive Rivera collection.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a real gem, I love this museum. Dolores was a patron of Diego Rivera and a collector of stuff! It's full of very beautiful stuff, from works of art to cutlery. The grounds are home to many peacocks with the males strutting and raising their feathers to attract the females on a regular basis. If you take kids... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This used to be the house of Dolores Olmedo, a friend and patron of Diego Rivera. When visiting you can see both the house, beautiful, specially the gardens, and the art of both Frida and Diego. The Diego paintings have a very interesting variety, from early works to older. Far away from the city center but worth while.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Back in the day, the jetset of the Mexican socialite used to go out together and chat about the future of the culture. Well, this is the perfect example. The place is awesome, big and clean. Gardens full of life and galleries full of objects and historical values. The restaurant is also pretty good. Nice place to visit in a... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

It has an important collection of Diego Rivera´s work. The house itself is worth the trip, with its beautiful gardens full of peacocks, and the mexican (aztec) dog breed that is almost extinguished the Xoloitzcuintle.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Beautiful contemporary art collection, particularly an exhibit of stunning prints. A beautiful meandering set of buildings on lush grounds made for a peaceful afternoon.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

A stunning collection of Diego Rivera's paintings and drawings. So very extensive. And a very up-close and personal room devoted to Frieda Kahlo, all encased in as beautiful a setting as imaginable. The gardens are immaculate, replete with showy peacocks. A little off the main areas of this sprawling city, but well worth the trip.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you are into Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo you will enjoy the Olmedo museum. Mrs. Olmedo sponsored Rivera and Kahlo thus why the museum holds so many special pieces of their work. Make sure you visit the Xolos and peacocks.

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Xochimilco
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 the mariachis and marimbas playing tunes from other colorful chinampas (artificial islands). Aside from the canals, you can find unique Pre-Hispanic art collections at the Archaeological Museum of Xochimilco after talking a walk through its classic streets and visiting the majestic ahuehuete tree that prevails in the heart of this neighborhood at Jardín Juárez.
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