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“Colegio de San ildefonso Must visit if you are in Mexico City”

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
Ranked #37 of 530 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Amazing place to visit. Paintings and architecture are beautiful.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We have been to the Colegio de San Ildefonso twice on trips to DF and have seen fantastic art exhibitions in their galleries. This time was a Ron Mueck show, the Australian artist who makes real-life human figures of various scales. Particularly interesting was the film showing how he makes them.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

San Ildefonso is a beautiful 16th century building, refurnished in the 1700's. Center of the education in Mexico from the begining until 1970's. It contains murals of the most important painters in Mexico, such as Orozco and Siqueiros. There are usually 3 or 4 temporary international exhibition. A most see if you plan to visit Downtown Mexico City.

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Reviewed 10 May 2009

Over the years, I have seen exhibitions here of the Belgian conceptualist, Francis Alys, and the American cult photographer, David Lavalle, among others. The lines for the latter were huge, given his subjects include Madonna and other showbiz luminaries. Later this year (2009) I'll be back for the British sculptor, Anthony Gormley. The murals around the courtyards are splendid, although I have always failed to find Rivera's earliest, which is in the theatre within the complex. Maybe one needs to take the guided tour to see that. Unlike most museums/sites in Mexico, admission is free on Tuesdays not Sundays.

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