Diego Rivera Mural, Acapulco

Diego Rivera Mural, Acapulco (must see)

The Diego Rivera Mural, created in 1956, stands as one of Acapulco's most cherished cultural treasures. Situated on the facade of a house, this mural captivates viewers with its vibrant colors and intricate design. Composed of multi-colored mosaics, stones, and seashells, the mural depicts significant cultural and mythological symbols.

At the center of the mural, viewers are greeted by the majestic figure of Serpiente Emplumada Quetzalcóatl, the Aztec god symbolizing wisdom, creativity, and the cycle of life. This representation of Quetzalcóatl, adorned with feathers and serpentine features, evokes a sense of reverence and awe. Surrounding Quetzalcóatl is the enigmatic sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human, embodying mystery and wisdom across various ancient civilizations.

As a prominent landmark in the city, the mural continues to inspire awe and admiration among locals and tourists alike, preserving the spirit of Acapulco's artistic expression for generations to come.

Editor's Note:
Currently, the public is not allowed on the property as the house and garden areas are under renovation (but you can still see it from the street).

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Diego Rivera Mural on Map

Sight Name: Diego Rivera Mural
Sight Location: Acapulco, Mexico (See walking tours in Acapulco)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Acapulco, Mexico

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Acapulco de Juárez, commonly known as Acapulco, is a vibrant port of call for ships and cruise lines operating between Panama and San Francisco, California. The city's name, originating from the Nahuatl language expression "where the reeds were washed away," reflects its historical roots. Added to it, in 1885, "de Juárez" honored Benito Juárez, a former Mexican...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles