Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    An excellent Museum, gardens, animals, etc! Super care! You can enjoy a Frida in all spaces!
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  • August 14, 2017
    First of all, the mansion and the space are massive. It is totally beautiful and need to give lots of time here. Fan of Frida and Diego or art lovers will be happy to see totally different kinds of th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Dolores Olmedo Patiño was a very important woman in Mexican history in the business and art scene. Her house is absolutely stunning and her art collection is worth going all the way south of Mexico Ci...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    One of the best museums in the City, the gardens, temporal exhibitions and main collection and house are always great. they have special dates in wich they prepare events like in the "día de muertos" or "semana santa". There's also a cafeteria with good food
  • December 24, 2016
    Wasn't amazing for art work but the grounds are great to walk through and enjoy. Worth a visit if you are in the area but wouldnt travel all the way from downtown mexico city for it.
  • December 28, 2016
    Great Museum with some variety in the art work available as well as a nice grounds to stroll through. Tuesday is free entrance.
  • January 6, 2017
    Nice house to walk around. Was a bit disappointed cause frida kahlo work wasn't available as it was exhibited in Florida.
  • October 19, 2016
    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.

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