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Centro Cultural Isidro Favela

Centro Cultural Isidro Favela Review

This 1681 mansion is one of the prettiest houses facing the Plaza San Jacinto. A huge free-form fountain sculpture—exploding with colorful porcelain tiles, shells, and mosaics—covers the eastern wall of its patio. Although it's not ranked among the city's top museums, it has a splendid collection of 17th- and 18th-century European and colonial Mexican paintings, all donated by the house's last owner, Isidro Favela. Favela also donated books and magazines to a small library behind the museum (by way of a lovely open patio) that is open to the public. Art exhibitions also rotate through.

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  • Address: Plaza San Jacinto 15, San Angel, Mexico City, 01000 | Map It
  • Phone: 55/5616–2711
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–5
  • Subway: M.A. de Quevedo
  • Location: San Angel and Coyoacán

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