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Museum of the City of Mexico (Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico)

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Address: 30 Pino Suarez Street, Mexico City, Mexico
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52 5 5229936
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The Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico is located in the Old Palace of the Counts...

The Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico is located in the Old Palace of the Counts of Calimaya, an eighteenth century building converted into a museum in 1964. Recently renovated, the museum offers temporary exhibitions of national and international artists, tours of the Palace, lectures, children's and family workshops, concerts and many other activities.

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Nice location and decent exhibits at teh Museo CDMX.

Nice location and decent exhibits at teh Museo CDMX. The building is quite nice and offers a good ambiance. The David Bowie photography exhibit was interesting as was the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice location and decent exhibits at teh Museo CDMX. The building is quite nice and offers a good ambiance. The David Bowie photography exhibit was interesting as was the artist's room on the third floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I enjoyed a temporary exhibit on David Bowie and a couple of others, all housed in a historic building.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Go up the stairs to see great contemporary art, on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Sully on the second floor with his beautiful, colorful Caribbean paintings, and Climent on the third floor with some rather erotic paintings as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

The museum itself was somewhat disappointing but there is a temporary exhibition of extremely fine contemporary water colors from all over the world

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

The first time I visited this museum, there were some absolutely splendid temporary exhibits, one about lucha libre masks, one about architect Luis Baragan, another about day of the dead altars. Good, contemporary stuff! When I returned on a subsequent trip it was empty. Gather it's being refurbished. Looking forward to visit # three.

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Manhattan, KS
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a huge palace converted to a museum. It seems like about half of the space is devoted to temporary exhibits. I expected much more detailed "voyage" through the city's history (which is indeed fascinating). There are a few rooms with antique furniture, 19th century prints, paintings and some religious art. Downstairs has 19th century carriages as well. A... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

This compact museum is housed in a wonderful 18th Century building that has been well preserved. There are some standing exhibits (19th Century carriages and a bus from the 1920s), and we enjoyed an exhibit based on traditional costumes from around Mexico. We especially liked viewing the marvelous photographs of Manuel Ramos-- the man who took the famous photo of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

The exhibits change here, but the buidling itself is a colonial gem (be sure to see the Aztec sculpture embedded in the cornerstone). TIP: go upstairs to visit THE STUDIO OF JOAQUIN CLAUSELL, a hidden gem!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

We stopped by here because it was recommended in Lonely Planet. It was a little underwhelming for a 'museum'. There were some interesting temporary art exhibits, but the main historical exhibit was closed. Still, it is centrally located and is worth a quick visit if you have the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

On the third floor of the museum, you will find the best kept secret in the city--the studio of Joaquin Clausell. The artist has painted on all four walls of the room in the most surreal, fantastic collage of dreams one can imagine. You can stay for hours changing positions in the room and your distance from each piece. No... More 

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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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