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Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

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Address: Calle Museo 150 | Coyoacan, Mexico City 04620, Mexico
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This impressive building made of volcanic stone was designed by Diego...

This impressive building made of volcanic stone was designed by Diego Rivera and houses his collection of pre-Columbian art.

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Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum
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Diego Rivera's Private Collection of Pre-Hispanic Art

Really this is not a museum in the classic sense. Diego Rivera has an extensive collection of pre-Hispanic art and designed the building you enter. It is really more liek a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really this is not a museum in the classic sense. Diego Rivera has an extensive collection of pre-Hispanic art and designed the building you enter. It is really more liek a private installation of your collection and the building is designed to house your collection. You will either love or haet the building. It is built somewhat like a pyramid,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museums to really understand Rivera's love of pre hispanic art. Beautiful personal collection. The building itself in the shape of a pyramid is just stunning.A must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frida Kahlo may get all the raves, but this new museum, which houses Diego Rivera's private collection of indigenous artifacts, is breathtaking. The only draw back is their is no museum shop, which was a disappointment, since I was hoping to purchase a coffee table book of the collection, or at the very least a postcard!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been trying to get to this place for years but because it is more than a bit off the beaten path and also because of lukewarm reviews I had read, it always came in second to other priorities. So glad I finally made it. The Anahuacalli is not really a museum of pre-Hispanic Art so those expecting to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

If you come to this place, don't expect any paintings from Rivera, exceptional some drafts for wall paintings in one room. Here you will find nearly 59000 artifacts which he collected. The design of the museum in shape of a pyramid gives a very atmospheric display of the items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Loved the design of this museum in the shape of a pyramid and the very atmospheric display of items. This is well worth a visit and the combination ticket we purchased at the Frida Kahlo Museum gave entry to both. Encompassing the two museums and Coyocan made for a great day out though we wished we had set out a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We thought we will see art from Diego Rivera, but there is very little, except some drafts for wall paintings in one room. The museum houses 2,000 pieces (of 59,000) of prehistoric art (mainly pottery) that Diego Rivera has collected and wanted to "house" in his museum that was finished after his death. The pieces are not very well presented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

He collected and then built a museum to house his 59,000 artifacts. Obviously they are not all on display! The architecture is mindful of that which was in Mexico 1000 years ago. His murals are not there.But there are some sketches of murals that were supposed to be in New York in the thirties but were too politically incorrect! Very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This museum house many of the prehispanic artifacts that Diego Rivera collected. It is located in an an unusual and beautiful building. We had a combination ticket at the Freda Khalo museum that gave an entrance to this museum as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have to admit, this review is somewhat 'tainted' by the fact that I think Rivera is way overrated, but if you are a big fan of his, and even if you aren't, it's worth at least a onetime looksee.

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Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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