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My wife and I often discuss how brilliant the Smithsonian concept of free museums is and were delighted today to see the Mexicans understand the idea, at least here.
It was later in the day, we didn't have a plan and happened into Estanquillo. Being...More
This museum is located in the beautiful historic building on Madero that houses a Mixup on the ground floor. The museum is free, and well worth an hour to browse around, especially the old time photos of Mexico City. The rooftop terrace offers stunning views...More
Went there on a recommendation from an acquaintance that told me it was a must see. Several feet away from the Downtown Hotel where I was staying. The Carlos Monsiváis exhibit, was truly eye opening in terms of Mexico's rich culture. Three floors full of...More
Chilangos is the nickname that inhabitants of Mexico City use to refere to ourselves. And a great chronicler of the City was Carlos Monsivais, whose heritage was this museum. It is a great way to understand popular urban culture (lucha libre, tacos, traditions). It is...More
Near the Zocalo, Mexico city's main square, exhibits personal collection of arts, crafts and toys of the mexican writer and social critic Carlos Monsivais. It's always free and contains even Guadalupe Posadas works.
This museum houses all the items that Carlos Monsivais, the writer, cumulated along his life. Those include newspaper clippings, old magazines, engravings, drawings, traditional toys and much more. The collection includes magnificent prints of the famous "calaveras" from José Guadalupe Posada. Monsivais used to keep...More
The museum itself is pretty tiny, but had a great exhibit of photos and other paraphernalia of or relating to the big earthquake of 1985. Being from California, I have always had an awareness of earthquakes, so this was interesting to me.
It's a free...More
A nice little museum where you can see a glimpse of what "chilangos" (Mexico City inhabitants) are made of... A funny and intelligent way to understand what we love and what we have experienced through the years. There´s a nice cafeteria on the rooftop.
Museum is located right in the downtown, several meters aways from zocalo(the main square). It's always free! And you get a chance to get a free tour around it(i think every hour they come to you and ask you if you want to join). There...More
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.