This museum is one of the best kept secret treasures of Mexico City.  The place is absolutely drop-dead beautiful.  When  you visited it, you will most likely have the entire mansion to yourselves - along with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who will speak perfect English.  You can not imagine the over-the-top life-style of the rich at the turn of the century until you view first hand this house museum. Suggestion: go by taxi and have the taxi driver wait for you (taxis are cheap in Mexico City) as there is no real parking area nearby.  Be sure and bring your camera- as there is no restriction on taking photos.  Also be sure to ask to see the formal gardens - as they too are wonderful.

Located at Parque Lira 136 Tacubaya, nearest metro Constituyentes or Observatorio. Open Sundays 1100-1700. Weekdays by appointment: tel 5515 5582 / 5515 8825.