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. To visit Museo Anahuacalli and other attractions in Mexico City, use our Mexico City vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Diego Rivera, main plunderer of archaeological remains. just for being a good painter and Wonk; He was allowed to pay, plunder and encourage "private collections" of the archaeological heritage. It is a museum to the ego of Diego
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is required the plan to travel to this museum because it's not close to any sites. And finally, I determined to go there and it made me understand why it is away from other places. I was stunned by...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    very interesting Museum with real-world objects of diego rivera and his work where he lived and painted several of his wonderful works
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    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!
  • July 5, 2017
    Lots of unique art. Diego Rivera's only architectural masterpiece. Our guide got kicked out because you're not supposed to do guided tours.
  • June 20, 2017
    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.
  • January 27, 2017
    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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