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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  • We went to an exhibit from the National Gallery of China in Peking. The range of styles of painting was amazing and the beauty was breath taking. 
  • This building is beautiful and steeped in history, but we had a hard time truly understanding it as we missed the tour. We arrived in time but we were told we had to check something into the locker ro...  more »
  • The Antigua Colegio de San Idelfonso was one of my wife's and my own high points during our visit to Mexico City. Of special interest to us were the Orozco and Rivera murals. Not only did the esthetic...  more »