Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City

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Explore the rich indigenous history of Mexico through the vast collection of Museo Diego Rivera 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 Diego Rivera Anahuacalli and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Designed by Diego Rivera, this rather strange, temple-like building contains much of his collection of ancient Mexican artifacts and art. The building is made of volcanic stone and worth the price of....  more »
  • This visit was almost an afterthought but so glad we found time to stop here. The building itself is a showstopper! Wow! The collection inside was amazng- as Riviera intended, it certainly is a...  more »
  • For many the building itself may be as interesting or more then the contents. Inside the content is mostly Diego Rivera's private collection of pre-Colombian artifacts. And it's impressive. Very...  more »
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  • Amazing collection of pre- Hispanic art! The Architecture of f museum is nice and reminds us of a pyramid. That was the idea from Diego. Only complaint is the light: either to dark or to much light that reflecting! Don’t forget to look at the sealing, one can see awesome mosaic from Diego himself! Certainly a must do!
  • Another must see when in Mexico City. If you are interested in learning about the history of the country and some of its contributors then definitely visit Museo Anahuacalli. The view from the roof top is refreshing. Built from volcanic rocks each space was carefully designed. Just beautiful.
  • This extraordinary museum was built by Diego Rivera out of volcanic rock and resembles a pyramid. The collection is enormous and varied. It's less known than other museums, but definitely must not be missed. It was Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's desire to have their ashes interred here forever, a wish that has not yet been fulfilled.
  • Diego Rivera's collection of Aztec art and artifacts. There are amazing murals and paintings, and tools and things. This place is really special. It is made of this black stone and sits on a vista with sweeping views of the mountains around CDMX.
  • Great place to learn more about Mexico and the Mexican culture. What a vision from Diego to build a museum like this in a remote place of cdmx. It's the biggest private art collection in the country and the visitation has layered moments of learning, sadness, happiness, surprise and more. A must go.

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