NileGuide Expert Says:
Undoubtedly the best place to learn about the life of this iconic and world renowned artist.
Londres 247, between Calles Allende and Abasolo
Colonia del Carmen
04400 Mexico City, Mexico
tel: +52 55 54 5999
fax: +52 56 58 5778
No visit to Mexico City is complete without making pilgrimages to the holy sites of two Mexican goddesses: the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Frida Kahlo's home, the Casa Azul. Known for disturbingly intimate self-portraits, Frida lived 47 years of pain and passion. Her turbulent marriage to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera has been the fodder for books and movies – they were the art world's radical power couple in the 1930s. The Casa Azul in Coyoacán, where Frida was born, lived, and died, remains untouched by time. "Blue House" visitors pass through galleries, kitchen, and dining room, but most fascinating are Frida's bedrooms, one each for day and night. Her doll collection, clothing, paintbrushes, and easel illustrate the storied life of México's Communist queen. After visiting Museo Frida Kahlo, stroll up to the Museo Casa de León Trotsky or down to Plaza Central and the Museo de Culturas Populares.
How to Get There: Métro: Line 3, Viveros and Coyoacán Stations. From Plaza Central, walk north on Calle Allende and turn right on Londres.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Admission: General: MX$55/US$5.50. Students and teachers: MX$20/US$2. Admission also includes entrance to Anahuacalli Museum, which displays Diego Rivera's collection of pre-Hispanic art
Parking: Limited street parking
Services: Restrooms, cafeteria, gift shop, photograph exhibition, documentary films shown every hour. Guided Tours: MX$350/US$35, with advance reservation
Additional information: The museum is closed on January 1, February 5, March 21, May 1, September 16, November 20, December 1 every six years due to change of government, December 24 in the afternoon, December 25, December 31 in the afternoon. Backpacks and large bags must be checked.