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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  • There is an early Diego Rivera mural here, but it's hard to get access. The Orozco murals blew my mind.  more »
  • Like many other buildings of the city centre, San Ildefonso Museum is architecturally, a gem. Always count with different samples of art, exhibitions, workshops and guides to enjoy an excellent visit. In its interior there are beautiful murals that are part of the heritage of this PIN from the city of Mexico.
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  • It is always good to have a place that makes you feel that you are at home and for me, the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso is indicated; a place full of magic with permanent exhibits that Captivate lost hikers and others that change to make way for new memories, this place is a must stop for anyone, whether they live in the city or are just visiting. Architecture transports you through the bags and other times, those in which the culture and daily life tuteaban life itself was his way. Fresh air for those looking for a break in the middle of the big city. A good advice is to review with time schedules and exhibitions before your visit.
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