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Address: Republica de Cuba, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number:
5-512-1707
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This government building is famous for its large collection of Diego Rivera...

This government building is famous for its large collection of Diego Rivera murals.

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The building itself is worth visiting as it is well maintained (it hosts public offices) with two beautiful courtyards and it is mainly known for a big collection of Diego Rivera... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The building itself is worth visiting as it is well maintained (it hosts public offices) with two beautiful courtyards and it is mainly known for a big collection of Diego Rivera murals spread over three floors. Good activity for a rainy day, it is free (upon ID check at the entrance) and definitely recommended.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you are a big fan of Mexico;s social realis paintings, you will need an entire day to fill up your senses with this huge collection of Diego Rivera's murals social in this not so popular tourist site of Mexico City (which is a bonus!). Diego Rivera, Mexico’s famed muralist, returned to the country from Europe in 1921 and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Hard to find but worth it. Here on Monday and disappointed when all museums closed. This is close to hop on and off bus and the best kept secret, we got to see Diego Rivera murals for free. Not well publicized or signage means no crowds..... Compared to 1.5 hours we stood in line to get into Freda kahlo museum.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit. Entrance is free, 3 levels of murals to enjoy. Most of them by Diego Rivera. There is also a small educational centre inside. Its walking distance from the Zócalo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

One way to deal with the fact that the D.F.'s museums are all closed is to declare "Murals Monday," and visit all the magnificent murals in the government buildings in the Centro. They are all free and seeing them all at once gives one a concentrated sense of the patriotic fervor which gripped these ironically wealthy socialist artists in the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Never crowded. A lot of time and space to admire DIego Rivera and his murals. There is a certain magic in this place do to the fact that probably, he spend a lot of time here. I can see him diving in the colors and the history line he was going to follow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

If you are a fan of Diego Rivera murals - do not miss this place at 28 Agentina Calle, it is wonderful. Once you get signed in, you can wander to two courtyards and the three floors, without any crowds and admire the hundred or so Diego Rivera murals. Plus the murals of the coat of arms of the different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

We went on Lonely Planets Mexico City walking tour and this was on it. Incredible seeing all these Diego murals in this education building. We went on a Monday and there were a few school groups there which was fun to see. But was empty other then that. This was one of the best things we saw in Mexico City!!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

The entrance is just off the Plaza de Santo Domingo. All you do is sign in and a guard will take you to the murals- three floors of them. We went on a Monday and it was us and Rivera. What a treat! The murals are in great condition and you can spend hours drinking them in. We even got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2007

The Ministry of Education is often overlooked by visitors in favor of Palacio Nacional. I would suggest not missing either if you are interested in Mexican history and the work of Diego Rivera but if I had to choose only one site, it would be the Ministry of Education. I particularly like the political nature of the murals here and... More 

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The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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