Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico City

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Immerse yourself in Mexican culture and history at Secretaría de Educación Pública. You can tour outer courtyards, stairways, and three floors featuring wall upon wall of grand yet revealing murals representing Rivera's perspective on Mexico's past. All painting titles are labeled in both English and Spanish, but since the site offers no guidebooks, it may be wise to take a guided tour to get the full artistic impact. The building houses government offices, so expect no onsite amenities. Add Secretaría de Educación Pública and other attractions to your Mexico City trip itinerary using our Mexico City trip itinerary planner.
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  • Palacio National is absolutely beautiful, a must see if you are in Mexico City. Diego Rivera Murals are spectacular and el museo de Benito Juarez is so nice....so much history.. 
  • I'm not keen on from the artistic point of view, but this is a matter of taste. Are undoubtedly interesting works, also to understand the psychology of the Mexican Intelligentsia of the time ...
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  • Working (and beautiful!) office building with a courtyard. On the walls surrounding the lovely courtyard are murals, nearly all by Diego Rivera, and they are stunning! We absolutely adored our visit. ...  more »
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  • A fundamental place to understand the evolution of Mexican muralists, and especially Rivera early work. The building is not spectacular, but it is amazing to see how painters took advantage of awkward surfaces to emphasize contents.
  • This place is a "must see". First off, it's free (you must sign in). Go during off hours and 1 1/2 hours before closing and you might get the whole place to yourself. Here you will find an extensive collection of murals by Diego that present a narrative of Mexican society/history; the top floor is a collection of communist propaganda. The artwork is simply amazing. I was moved by the beauty of this government building.
  • Incredible murals. Don't forget to bring your passport to get in!
  • Many nice murals on 3 floors around large rear patio. Entrance on Calle Brazil. Few tourists.
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