Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and More: Visiting Mexico City’s House Museums
I have been to Mexico City a number of times, so each of those visits taught me a thing or two about the city. First and foremost: it is a place that is hard to get to. Not in a bad way, of course. Rather, it’s a place that has the same feel as a foreign city — you could spend days on the Trans-Mexican Railway in the hot summertime. But there needs to be some kind of effort to get there. That’s one of the problems with visiting a place: the best way to see it is to get there.
Another thing I learned from visiting Mexico City: visitors come here with lots of preconceived ideas of what to expect. I think that’s one of the reasons I love going to Mexico City, to find out what the Mexican people have to say about things that are already well known in the United States.
The city has a reputation, and that reputation comes from the number of museums and the number of cultural sites that it has to offer. One of the things that has changed in Mexico City over the years, however, is that there is a lot more to be discovered.
Visiting Museums in Mexico City
Visiting museums in Mexico City can be a daunting task. Most of it is in Spanish, so it’s hard to know how to go about it. In addition, many of the museums are not open on Sundays. It’s easy to understand how easy visiting these places is: you can’t afford to stop every day. But the problem with visiting the collections of some of these museums is that they’re all part of a bigger network of museums all over the country that are usually open all day and every day.
Luckily, there’s no requirement to visit all the museums in Mexico City to understand the city or its culture, and each of the museums I visited served their purpose, either in their own right or because of the museum’s location in the city.
The Museo de Arte Moderno.
The Museo de Arte Moderno is a museum in the center of the city that has three floors and is on the second floor of the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The museum was started in 1952 as the Museum of Works of