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Museo Frida Kahlo

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Museo Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo's Family Home

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Frida Kahlo Museum:

Frida Kahlo's family home, the Casa Azul, or "Blue House" is where she grew up, and where she returned in her final years. Built in 1907 by Frida's father, Guillermo Kahlo, the house was home to the Kahlo family and also served to house Leon Trotsky when he first arrived in Mexico in 1937.

Learn more about Frida's life: Frida Kahlo, Iconic Mexican Artist.

The Casa Azul was converted into a museum in 1958, four years after Frida's death. It is decorated with Mexican folk art and contains Frida's and her husband Diego's personal belongings from the time they lived there. However, you won't find much of their work exhibited here. To see some of Frida Kahlo's paintings, you should visit the Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum in Xochimilco, or the Modern Art Museum in Chapultepec Park.

Museum Location and Hours:

The museum is located on Calle Londres number 247 at the corner of Allende in the Colonia Del Carmen Coyoacan area of Mexico City. Opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Getting There:

Take Metro Line 3 to the Coyoacan Viveros station. From there you can take a taxi or bus, or you can walk to the museum (a 15 to 20 minute walk).

Alternatively, the Turibus does a southern circuit that goes to Coyoacan and visits the Casa Azul. This is an easy way to get here. This is the "Circuito Sur" not the regular Turibus route ("Circuito Centro") , so be sure to get the correct bus.

Official Website: Museo Frida Kahlo

Visit other sites where you can appreciate Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's life and work: take the Frida and Diego Tour in Mexico City.

More Mexico City Resources:
Top Mexico City Sights | Mexico City Walking Tour | Free Things To Do in Mexico City

 

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