Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky, Mexico City
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See the original home where Leon Trotsky lived in hiding and was eventually killed in 1940 at Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky. The site has transformed the home into a museum dedicated to the life of the Russian Marxist politician. Observe the house as it was at that time of his death, particularly the study in which Ramón Mercader brutally murdered him. Stroll through the outside garden overshadowed by watchtowers where Trotsky's tomb--containing his ashes and engraved with a hammer and sickle--lies. Use our Mexico City trip builder to add Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky and other attractions to your Mexico City vacation plans.
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  • House where Trotsky lived his last years. They have their history and the way in which I get to Mexico. Very well located in the Coyoacan neighborhood. Recommended if you spare time in the city.
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  • A quick trip into an interesting chapter in communist soviet history. For about $3 per ticket you can see the grounds of the house where Trotsky lived for the final year of his life. The house is well...  more »
  • Close by the Diego Rivera house, this is a short visit but very interesting. It's so surprising how frugally Trotsky used to live. A time capsule if there ever was one. This episode of Trotsky's life ...  more »
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  • My knowledge of Trotsky was as follows, involved in Russian revolution, isolated by Stalin, killed by an icepick in Mexico. It's fair to say there was holes to be filled. This did a good job of somewhat filling them. It features photos and displays how his house was at the time of his death. There is a decent amount of English translations but there could be more. Aside from that biggest compliment I can pay is now more interested on his life than before I visited.
  • Very interesting museum of communism. There are supposed to be free Spanish and English tours provided, however, on the day we went only Spanish tours were offered. Plenty of pictures and various items were on display, most of which had an English explanation. The museum also offered the view of Trotsky's garden and home. The cost is $40 pesos per person and you can spend about 30-40 minutes touring. It is a smaller museum. Worth the visit. Nearby is the market.
  • Absolute Must in Mexico DF. It will explain a bit the communism, the people who were leading the movement.
  • Small but interesting museum, a good chance to learn more about controversial history of the USSR through a tradegy of one man.
  • Interesting small museum , very cool history, and it's usually not that full