Frida Kahlo Museum (La Casa Azul), Mexico City

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

Step into the vivid lifestyle of Mexico's affluent Bohemia as you enter the historic U-shaped house with its striking high blue walls, famously known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House). This remarkable place serves as a museum dedicated to celebrating the life and artistic legacy of the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and stands as the most sought-after destination among museums in Mexico City.

La Casa Azul was once the cherished home of Frida Kahlo and her husband, the prominent muralist Diego Rivera, until her passing in 1954. Situated in the enchanting Coyoacán district, this house originally belonged to Frida's parents and holds precious memories of her upbringing alongside her sisters.

Within its walls, you'll find the former sitting room adorned with paintings of Frida's family, including her final masterpiece, 'Viva la Vida,' a vibrant still life capturing the essence of watermelons. The museum's exhibits also feature an intriguing collection of masks, colorful and elaborate costumes worn by Frida, as well as idols and giant papier-mâché Judas masks. The kitchen has been thoughtfully preserved, showcasing the household utensils of yesteryears, while the lush courtyard boasts a small pink stepped pyramid designed by Rivera, along with pre-Columbian idols and tropical paintings.

Following Frida's passing, Rivera generously donated the house to the Mexican people, and it was transformed into a museum four years later. Today, visitors can explore its wonders from Tuesday through Sunday, and to enhance the experience, there's a delightful gift-cum-tea shop located at the back of the museum for your convenience.

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!

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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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