Fodor's Expert Review Museo de Frida Kahlo
The Casa Azul (Blue House) where she was born in 1907 (not 1910, as she wanted people to believe) and died 47 years later is both museum and shrine. Kahlo's astounding vitality and originality are reflected in the house, from the giant papier-mâché skeletons outside and the retablos (small religious paintings on tin) on the staircase to the gloriously decorated kitchen and the bric-a-brac in her bedroom. Sadly, the house displays few of Kahlo's original paintings, but you can admire her early sketches, diary entries, tiny outfits, wheelchair at the easel, plus her four-poster bed fitted with mirror above. The relaxing garden also has a nice, small gift shop. Particularly on weekends, come early since lines can be long.