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“A small peek into the life of Frida Kahlo”
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Frida Kahlo Museum
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Frida Kahlo House, Xochimilco and University City Tour
Ranked #8 of 512 things to do in Mexico City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The lifelong home of Frida Kahlo is now a museum dedicated to the work of this famous 20th-century artist.
Denver, Colorado
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“A small peek into the life of Frida Kahlo”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

While a small museum in the former house of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, this is an incredibly interesting museum and worth the wait that adorns the wall of tourists waiting for admission. As a more recent museum to visit in Mexico City, it is remarkable to see of the rooms of the house of Frida Kahlo. I especially enjoyed seeing the exhibits of her clothing as it still inspires so much of fashion and the history of Mexican style. The cafe was great to sit out after you visit the museum and have a coffee with a yummy piece of bread or cake.

Visited August 2014
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“Crowded, badly organized and rude staff”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I’m not a massive Frida Kahlo fan but felt that this place was one of those things that had to be ticked off the list when visiting Mexico City. It didn’t start particularly well since there was a long queue running all the way down the outside of the house. We ended up queueing for 45 minutes.

The gardens were not crowded but inside, as the areas are pretty small, it was an entirely different matter. Queuing to watch every single room and artefact wouldn’t have been that bad had it not been for the fact that they just weren’t particularly interesting. We’d just come from the Leon Trotsky museum (a short walk away) and the contrast to the Frida Kahlo museum was just massive. At the former museum, you could walk around and actually get a real feel of the place as everything had been left intact. At the latter, things had been rearranged and the amount of people there just didn’t make it possible to sit down and get a feel of the place.

What made matters worse was the fact that the staff was rude, disorganized and just plain inept. There were similar issues having to do with just organizing things/management. There was one ticket window. One. No wonder it took forever. Ticket prices were printed on a tiny A4 paper by the entrance door as well as on a lamp post. Both contained conflicting information in regards to opening times and ticket prices. It was therefore impossible to have your correct change ready when finally coming to the ticket booth.

Policy in regards to taking bags into the premises was also all over the place. Of the four people in front of me, all with more or less identical bags, two persons were told to check them in, one just walked past with the bag and the fourth managed to bring it with her after some arguing.

The person working in the café was painfully slow. There was one person in front of us and it took us 15 minutes to order two Cokes. At one point one of the customers behind us literally got out of the queue and walked behind the desk and started asking in Spanish why things were taking so long.

Staff inside the exhibitions were rude and utterly unhelpful when we accidentally entered from a "wrong door" in the middle of the exhibition (better signage and a basic grasp of something other than Spanish might be helpful when hiring staff).

For the price of the entrance tickets, I was expecting a better and more professionally managed experience.

Hints for future visitors:

- Remember to bring water with you if you end up queueing since there are a million vendors pestering you while you queue (luckily, they’re not very persistent or aggressive) but none of them sell any water.
- There was a massive queue to the ladies toilet at the exit of the actual inside exhibitions. There are further toilets in the back garden, by the temporary exhibition/café, which had no queues when we visited.
- The museum is easily combined/within short walking distance to both the Leon Trotsky museum and the Coyoacan district, which has a great Saturday market. The area was lovely and felt perfectly safe to walk around.

Visited July 2014
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“Very cool, a must see”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

While it was very busy when I went on a Saturday, it is a very cool museum. My recommendation: show up when it opens, especially on the weekends because it gets busy with tour groups and Mexican nationals.

This place is one of the most colorful places in Mexico City (other than the artisan market, La Ciudadela). There's artwork by both Kahlo and Rivera, along with some of Frida's extravagant outfits (in the temporary exhibit when I went). It's a smaller museum, but it's pretty large for a house! Some great photo opportunities!

**KEEP YOUR TICKET FROM THE FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM. If you visit the Diego Rivera Anahuacalli museum within 30 days, you can show them your Frida Kahlo museum ticket stub and get in free! (and vice versa)

Visited August 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Very nice”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We went to this Museum on the beginning of August. It is a very pleasant place, and interesting. We really enjoyed to discover Friad Kahlo's world and art, even if we already knew part of it. I would definitly recommend this place.

Visited August 2014
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Seattle
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“Big things come in small packages”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a small, charming and intimate museum that gives you some insight on Frida's "daily life." Touring the house and gardens, you get some idea of how Frida's immediate environment and home informed her art.

Visited July 2014
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