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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  • The former Colegio de San Idefonso, presents interesting exhibitions; a part that is beautiful in its architecture, the variety of the works of the artists is impressive. You should see in billboard that is exhibition.
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  • They are pending on the agenda because the displays are constantly changing, now that, no matter what is the permanent murals and the building itself are already worthy of one (or several) visits. The location in the heart of the historic centre is ideal for eating (above the Porrúa, adjacent building) or to other museums and galleries in the area
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  • You can be while the day in this Museum, whether exploring its rooms contemplating the murals, walking the aisles, taking a workshop (accessible economically and certain days only), spending time in your garden, etc. Therefore it is worth dedicating their time, unhurried and calm. Absolutely recommended, it is economical and Tuesdays admission is free, they have wardrobe, souvenir shop, places of rest and guide service. It is perfect :)
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