Diego Rivera Mural Museum (Museo Mural Diego Rivera)
The massive Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central is the museum’s principal work. It was originally housed in the grand ballroom of the Hotel del Prado, before damage from a major earthquake caused the fresco to be moved to its own museum. An accompanying sketch identifies the multiple historic figures represented in Rivera’s masterpiece. While it’s possible to view the mural in a matter of minutes, you should allow at least an hour to truly enjoy the rich details this great work has to offer.
Stop by the museum on your own, or join a walking tour that celebrates muralism in Mexico City.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Diego Rivera Mural Museum is a must for art lovers.
Admission is free for all on Sundays, and for students, educators, and seniors every day.
Photographs and video are allowed inside the museum for a small fee.
How to Get There
There are several ways to reach the museum, located in the historic center of Mexico City. Most visitors arrive by public transport—the closest metro station is Hidalgo (lines 2 and 3) and the closest metrobus station is also Hidalgo.
When to Get There
The Diego Rivera Mural Museum is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday. There isn’t really a bad time to visit, though weekends are typically busier than weekdays.
Created in 1592, Mexico City’s Alameda Central is the oldest public park in the Americas and the setting of Rivera’s famous mural Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Central, which is currently housed just a block away. With tree-lined paths, fountains, statues, and a central kiosk, it’s an ideal spot to relax or people-watch.
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