Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky, Mexico City

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4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • It was very interesting from the point of view of the why he fled Russia, and sought asylum to the Mexican Government. His relationship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kalo, until his murder.
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  • Situated within a compound surrounded by high stone walls. Place where Leon Trotsky lived with his family for a time before his assination. Extensive collection of photographs and the house with origi...  read more »
  • The life of Leon trotsky is slowly fading into history. This museum helps keep it alive. The museum explores his early life in Russia and his participation in the Russian revolution, his flight from t...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • A must in mex. Def take the free tour
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