Frida Kahlo’s “Blue House”

In Architecture & Design by Isabella Moreno


Coyoacan is one of the more folkloric districts in Mexico City. It still has street markets, a big plaza divided in two big squares , Church St John the Baptist  Church which dates back to the year 1804,  different kiosks,a big Fpountain with Coyotes in the middle  – a symbol of the district -, restaurants, cafes, ice cream stores,  big tall palms, lots of vegetation, men selling balloons, “esquites” (corn) and sugar cottons, “organilleros”  , always people walking through its streets, artists, tarot readers and much much more!

It is one of the sites that without doubt it is a favorite spot for residents and foreigners.This is because you can still feel the Mexican popular character in it. Within the many activities offered by this beautiful area of Mexico City is the well-known “Casa Azul“, residence Frida Kahlo’s family.

Located at London street number 247, in one of the most beautiful and ancient  districts in Mexico City the “Blue House”  was transformed into a museum in 1958, four years after the death of the famous painter. Today is one of the most popular museums in the Mexican capital: Monthly receives about 25 thousand visitors, 45% of them foreigners.

The House of the Kahlo Family is today an always crowded spot because of the  explosive  fame of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, globally recognized art icon. It is a spot that always has a long queue at the entrance and where the tourists cars of Coyoacan make a forced stop. It is possible to buy tickets for a visit to the museum by the web page of the site.

Not only the house is fascinating for the enviable location within the city, but to understand the relationship of the art of Frida with her home, with this House. Despite the marriage with Diego Rivera where they lived in the house- study that  Juan O’Gorman made for them and living abroad, the Casa Azul was always return point for Frida Kahlo.

Natural materials, stone, wood, the color of the polished concrete floors, the Mexican decoration, the essence of each space feels alive even todays as a museum. The courtyard with fountains and lush vegetation overflowing converts the experience of visiting the space in a surreal magical time.

The Blue House has some of the most important works of the mexican painter, as well as the objects that made up her life: from the bed on which she  used to sleep, the collection of objects that formed her environment, the kitchen, the visit room of Diego Rivera and the story of her life in objects. Jus like the tourist trolley we think Casa Azul is a forced visit for everyone.


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