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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  • I would totally recommend this museum, it's truly beautiful for a walk around the murals. The history of the college itself is very interesting too. Worth a visit if you have the time.  more »
  • Used to be the main high school 50 years ago, now converted into an art museum. The murals here are worth the visit. mostly from the time of the great muralist movement in Mexico. Now they host very g...  more »
  • Diego Riveira's paitings were particularly remarkable to me at this place. They seem to be more expressive.  more »