Frida Kahlo Museum (La Casa Azul), Mexico City

Frida Kahlo Museum (La Casa Azul), Mexico City (must see)

The lifestyle of affluent Mexican Bohemia is vividly portrayed in this historic U-shaped house with high blue walls, called La Casa Azul (The Blue House). The place is also known as a museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and is the most visited among museums in Mexico City.

The Casa Azul is the home where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, until her death in 1954. Located in the Coyoacán district, the house originally belonged to Frida’s parents and is where she and her sisters were raised.

The former sitting room is filled with paintings of Frida’s family and her last work 'Viva la Vida', a vibrant still life picture of watermelons. Other exhibits within the museum include masks, colorful and elaborate costumes worn by Frida, idols and giant papier-mache Judas masks. The kitchen preserves the utensils used by the household, while the lush courtyard contains a small pink stepped pyramid designed by Rivera, pre-Columbian idols and tropical paintings.

After Frida's death, Rivera donated the house to the Mexican people and four years later it became a museum. The latter is now open for viewing Tuesday through Sunday and, for the visitors' convenience, has a gift-cum-tea shop at the back.

Why You Should Visit:
Colorful, intimate, fascinating museum in an awesome area! Since Frida Kahlo was a bright, colorful and eclectic decorator, the home is a joy to tour through and see how the artist designed and lived in her private space.

Tip:
The Coyoacán neighborhood has a beautiful central plaza and square with great restaurants, adorable coffee shops, a large market, beautiful and colorful homes, and great energy on weekends with plenty of activity in the parks and people walking around. If you visit the museum, it would be great to dedicate some time afterward to explore the surrounding area!

Opening Hours:
Tue, Thu-Sun: 10am-5:30pm; Wed: 11am-5:30pm; closed on Mondays
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Frida Kahlo Museum (La Casa Azul)
Sight Location: Mexico City, Mexico (See walking tours in Mexico City)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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