Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico City

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Explore the rich indigenous history of Mexico through the vast collection of Museo Anahuacalli. Muralist Diego Rivera conceived and projected the museum now housing almost 50,000 pieces of pre-Hispanic history. The design of both the interior and the pyramid-like stone exterior all bear heavily influence from indigenous design, enhancing the overall experience. Inside, explore the countless artifacts, paintings, masks, and sculptures, as well as a small collection of Rivera's mural work. Be prepared to do a lot of walking; visit the top for an excellent view. Take a look at our Mexico City day trip website to schedule your visit to Museo Anahuacalli and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Although it is a place located outside all the tourist attractions of the city, it is worth much by the cultural heritage that has of Diego Rivera, was its last study and therefore has many things that left almost ready and others draft before he died. Architecture is spectacular, it reflects his passion for the Mexican pre-Hispanic cultures. They will not regret it.
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  • It is a museum that is worth visiting in the first place if you like history, art, and its people. The building is beautiful, entertaining, diverse, beautiful fun. It is in my opinion one of the best places to visit in Mexico.
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  • Don Diego using stones from the place called Pedregal (molten lava) to build, is in fact a hard area for earthquakes because of the depth of molten lava throughout this area, and this you can closely admire its rocky form burbujeada. Inside this his works. This quite far from the center of Coyoacan.
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  • I have been wanting to see the Anahuacalli for some years now and enjoyed the tour. The exposition was much larger than I realized as there are 4 floors plus the balcony. There could have been a little more literature describing the works. There was a plaque describing the room but not much describing each piece. I really liked the sketches of some of Diego's controversial works. I had heard about them but it is different to see the sketches than to hear the story.
  • Astonishing exhibit of Diego Rivera's Central American collection of ancient artifacts. The museum has a large hall with several of Diego's conceptual murals. The real treat is the building itself, which is an amazing stone fortress with Aztec inspired stone patterns. Well worth the visit!
  • Lots of unique art. Diego Rivera's only architectural masterpiece. Our guide got kicked out because you're not supposed to do guided tours.
  • If you are into Mesoamerican art this is the place for you. Diego Rivera collected and created this museum. It also has a room with his art work, but they had it closed when we went.
  • One of the most impressive pre-colombian sculptures I have ever seen owned by an artist. Even someone as big as Diego Rivera. The museum is even made in the architecture style of an ancient Mayan/Aztec aesthetic. With modern twists of course, to accommodate all the galleries filled with deities of the ancient world.

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Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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