Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and More: Visiting Mexico City’s House Museums
There is no way to get a better sense of one’s country without a visit to its museums—and Mexico City’s is one of the more impressive collections on the planet. This guide is meant to help you find the one that best fits your needs.
1. The Museo Nacional de Antropología y Arqueología
When the city’s Museo Nacional de Antropología y Arqueología is closed, look for the door of the adjoining museum in the Palacio de Bellas Artes. This small exhibit space is always open, featuring art from around the world.
2. The Museum of Tlalpan
There are two versions of the Museo de Arqueología de Tlatelolco—one for kids, and one for adults. Both feature collections of pottery from Mexican villages and from elsewhere, including Oaxaca and Guatemala.
3. The Cuadernos Culturales Arqueológicos de Morelia
The city’s main cultural center, the Cuadernos Culturales Arqueológicos de Morelia, is the home of the Morelia Precolumbiana Cultural Arts Museum, the city’s official museum of pre-Columbian art.
4. The Chapultepec Castle Museum
There are two Chapultepec Castle museums in Mexico City, for lovers of Mexican history: Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
The Palacio de Bellas Artes holds interesting exhibits, including the work of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
5. The National Museum of Anthropology
One of the most impressive museums in Mexico City is the National Museum of Anthropology—a large complex with an assortment of artifacts and rooms of art.
6. The Museo de la Ciudad
Although the Museo de la Ciudad is only open on Sundays, it is one of the city’s most impressive museums. Situated in the middle of the historic