Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City

4.7
#15 of 123 in Museums in Mexico City
See some fine examples of the Mexican muralist movement at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. The complex dates back to 1588, when it was founded as a Jesuit college, and later became the national preparatory school. The school closed in 1978, and since 1992 the complex has housed a museum and cultural center. View the original street facade of the college, covered in red volcanic stone, and explore the interior's many murals by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and others. Visit the art and archaeological collections, including permanent and temporary exhibits of local artists. Take the guesswork out of planning a Mexico City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The place is in very good condition, we attended a graduation, all very well maintained. All they lack is the sound better, you only hear from the place where the tempera of the musicians is.
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  • For lovers of art and history, this is an excellent and widely recommended place. Fresh and murals of the most famous Mexican painters, a quiet atmosphere, an impressive forum and the wooden furniture of the forums are of an unforgettable Baroque "filigree"
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  • Very disappointing visit, as all rooms were closed and under construction and the only things you could see where the hallways, which are beautiful, but not what you pay the entrance fee for. Also, none of the staff felt the need to let us know about this, despite being Spanish natives and having no communication issues...
  • Beautiful place worth the cheap entrance fee. Many nice murals by orozco but I never saw any Diego murals
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