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 wonderful to be able to be there, and with its large exhibitions that have for the public admirer of the art. In these dates there is an Expo. that is called "China is not as described" a highly recommended exposure. There are also workshops on the same exposure.
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  • I'd visited this place several times over the years, but hadn't really understood these Orozco murals well until I took the tour (in Spanish and included in the admission price). The tour also gives i...  more »
  • It is a beautiful place, steps away from the socket, which is full of history and art. It has many murals of José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, among others. The building is also a piece of art in itself same. If you travel with a guide, the experience of being there takes much more advantage. There are free volunteer guides, who if you give tip.
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