Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City

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See some fine examples of the Mexican muralist movement at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. The complex dates back to 1588, when it was founded as a Jesuit college, and later became the national preparatory school. The school closed in 1978, and since 1992 the complex has housed a museum and cultural center. View the original street facade of the college, covered in red volcanic stone, and explore the interior's many murals by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and others. Visit the art and archaeological collections, including permanent and temporary exhibits of local artists. Use our Mexico City trip builder to visit Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso on your trip to Mexico City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a well-preserved colonial construction, we had opportunity to be in the guided tour offered by the Museum, the Guide gives a comprehensive explanation of the place and especially of his murals, unfortunately the room where are the Diego Rivera was closed. It is an attraction that only takes a couple of hours, the input costs less than $5 but only accept payment by credit card if you buy two tickets on. Is a very relaxing, quiet and cool
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  • I found a little out of the Script Center and little variety of works and history to know. can be removed from the script.
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  • 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...  more »