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Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso Review

The college, a colonial building with lovely patios, started out in the 18th century as a Jesuit school for the sons of wealthy Mexicans. Frida Kahlo also famously studied here as an adolescent. It's now a splendid museum that showcases outstanding regional exhibitions. The interior contains murals by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and Fernando Leal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Justo Sierra 16, almost at corner of República de Argentina, 2 blocks north of Zócalo, Col. Centro, Mexico City, 06020 | Map It
  • Phone: 55/5702–6378
  • Cost: $4.50, free Tues.
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–5:30
  • Website:
  • Subway: Zócalo
  • Location: Centro Histórico and Alameda Central

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