Anahuacalli Museum

In Architecture & Design by Isabella Moreno

The love story between artist Frida Kahlo and muralist Diego Rivera has become one of the most popular world wide. Everyone knows the face and style of Frida as well as the murals and affairs of Diego. However, the reality is that the couple always lived inspired by the culture of the country, the infinite vegetation, the delicious of Mexican cuisine, and the rituals and architecture of Pre-Hispanic Mexico. That is why during their years together, they not only built a love story that would become a folk tale, but they lived to create spaces that today are still visited by people from all over the world. If you are visiting the endless, magical and surreal Mexico City, we highly recommend making the Anahuacalli Museum.

During the 1930’s, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo created two spaces that today we adore: The Museo Anahuacalli and The Blue House. The Anahuacalli Museum contains more than 50,000 prehispanic pieces that the master muralist collected throughout his life. This museum was under construction when he died, so his daughter Ruth Rivera and the Arq. Juan O’Gorman took over to complete it with the details just as Diego has planned. The Museum completed its construction in 1963 and opened its doors to the public in 1964. Since then, you can enjoy a unique space within the city and an absolutely exciting visit. The architecture creates a bridge between the contemporary audience and the pre-Hispanic culture as well as the objects do: the temperature, the silence and sound and all the sensations that you will feel during a visit to this museum will transport you to another age. If you are a great admirer of the couple,  the Mexican culture and the wealth of this country, step into this conserved jewel in Mexico City.



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