Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City
(4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Explore Museo Dolores Olmedo, set in the beautiful 16th century hacienda of Delores Olmedo, a socialite and artist who opened her home and extensive art collection to the public in 1994. Enjoy priceless collections by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Olmedo herself, contained within this five-building complex. Stroll in the exquisite grounds, as roaming peacocks show off their fanned tails, and native Mexican hairless dogs, or Xoloitzcuintles, enjoy the sun. After absorbing the extensive collections, reflect on the visit in the small onsite cafe. Use our Mexico City trip itinerary maker to visit Museo Dolores Olmedo on your trip to Mexico City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I loved this museum. The parks and the setting are impressive. I visited du r ing the day of the dead and was able tobsee their ofrendas. The place was full of people visiting the exhibits, sampling l...  more »
  • We visited during the weekend prior to the Days of The Dead (Oct. 29 - 30) - the museum, grounds and altar displays were wonderful. Dolores Olmedo was quite a gal and she did things her way. It is an ...  more »
  • This site is a tribute to his creator, who had the talent and vision of bequeath a very important collection of the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as other Mexican artists of the 20TH century, in a space that breathes and twinned with the Mexico that is was.
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  • Except of a beautiful building ... all was wrong. 1/ entrance fee: 20 pesos for publico nacional, 75 pesos (over 350%) turismo extranjero. What is the difference between human beings? We went there together with our Mexican friends and had a different prices. Why this differencies??? (No English translation, no guide...). 2/ entering the room, you hat to put your cap/hat down (???) Are we in the church? 3/ can not wear my small backpack at the back (???). I totaly understand this in a places where there are many people, small place and you can easily throw things away from its place. But there was non of this. Huge space, everything on the wall, nearly no people. 4/ can not go close to the paintings, photographs (which some of them are miniatures), or to the glass showcas with jewelery (where detailes are the most interesting part) next to the wall as there are alarms buzzing anytime you go closer. I never experienced this. Either you do not show the small objects or make it accesible. I do not want to listen to this anoying sound following by anouncment from the guard I am too close. Go to other museums and get inspired. I can highly reccomend Soumaya Museum. It is for free (for everyone) and you can get close to the glass showcases with no trouble. 5/ some of the expositions were close I had a very nice day till entering this place. Being two months in Mexico, I am sorry to say that, this was the place with the worst approach.
  • My favorite museum in Mexico City! Some of the most famous Frida's paintings are here. Extensive green fields with Xoloescuincle dogs and Peacocks everywhere as well as little food trucks. Although it is a bit far from the center, it is definitely worth it.
  • Amazing collection, in a stunning setting. See the bald Mexican dogs in the garden.
  • Excellent grounds, amazing old building, large selection of Diego Rivera art and other artifacts. A nice place to wonder around and relax, get there early to avoid traffic and crowds
  • It has a very good collection. They also have great temporary exhibitions. The gardens are gorgeous. Also a must: visit the día de muertos ofrenda between October and January each year.