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San Ildefonso College currently is a museum and cultural center in Mexico City, considered to be the birthplace of the Mexican muralism movement. San Ildefonso began as a prestigious Jesuit boarding school, and after the Reform War it gained educational prestige again as National Preparatory School. This school and the building closed completely in 1978, then reopened as a museum and cultural center in 1992. The museum has permanent and temporary art and archeological exhibitions in addition to the many murals painted on its walls by José Clemente Orozco, Fernando Leal, Diego Rivera and others. The complex is located between San Ildefonso Street and Justo Sierra Street in the historic center of Mexico City.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Excellent murales in Mexico City and by far less crowded than the palacio Nacional
Beautiful musuem, the building is awesome itself. Some days entrance is free but anyway is not expensive. Great art exhibitions, well organized
This is without doubt a great Museum Full of History and art, with the temporary exhibitions and the guides always is a great experience, also you can pay with card your ticket.
Great murals but keep in mind that they are renovating the third floor,which means that you can't see those murals
The expositions are always interesting, there are free guided visits and free admission on Tuesdays, the building is very beautiful and they always have different kinds of activities, cinema club and more
Great museum. Nice seasonal galleries, events and wonderful permanent artwork. Lovely! The beautifully decorated building is one of the nicest jewels of art in the center of the city. An excellent host of the best art galleries and exhibits.
Another one of Mexico City's many marvellous museums. If you go, ask if it is possible to see the theatre...it's stunning with an early Diego Rivera mural behind the stage. My guide, Mariana, was lovely and knowledgeable.
The interior was well maintained and interesting, but I didn't realize it housed a science museum. (Did I enter on the correct side?) The museum portion was ok, but being that it was a Sunday, the majority of the visitors were middle schoolers or younger.