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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  • So he choose the prettiest pieces to be part of his arqueological collection. And they really are beautiful pieces. Must see. Buy the combo Frida and Diego at Fridas house. A bus takes you for a 20 mi...  more »
  • What an excellent experience. An amazing building, stunningly beautiful objects displayed so tastefully. We revisited after a 25 year hiatus, and we were so glad we did. We will go again.  more »
  • Amazing place that houses Diego Rivera's collection of hundreds of pre-Colombian artifacts and displayed in a manner of honor and respect.  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • In an out of the way neighborhood of Coyoacan stands Diego Rivera's monument to pre-hispanic Mexico. Designed by his friend and well known artist Juan O'Gorman the building which resembles a lava stone pyramid houses a partial number of Rivera's 50,000 piece pre-hispanic sculpture collection. Don't be deterred its fabulous!
  • I love the architecture. I recommend to buy the fridabus. It includes this museum and the frida museum.
  • Nothing short of what you would expect from Diego himself. If you're a fan or just happen to be visiting the city you cannot miss this monument.