Museo Mural de Diego Rivera, Mexico City

Museo Mural de Diego Rivera, Mexico City (must see)

Diego Rivera painted a famous mural that takes viewers down the history of Mexico on the wall of the Hotel Prado in 1947. The hotel was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook Mexico City in 1985. The mural called 'Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park' was saved and shifted to its present location, the Museo Mural de Diego Rivera in 1986.

It is a large mural, 15 meters long and 4 meters high, that shows the history of Alameda Park from the time of Cortes to the times of the murder of democratically elected president Franciso Madero and the ensuing years of civil unrest. Many important people who helped shape the history of Mexico are shown in the mural, though not in chronological order.

Visitors to the museum can sit in comfortable chairs and marvel at the vast mural that stretches before them. English and Spanish guides help visitors recognize the figures in the mural and explain the role they played in shaping Mexico’s history.

Why You Should Visit:
The one single mural here makes the place unforgettable – not only for its size but also for its complexity.
Great way to start an exploration of Rivera's murals!

Tip:
You also can walk on the back of the mural to see the special structure built to support it in case of another earthquake.
If you're lucky enough to visit on a Saturday or a Sunday and it's a nice day, you will see much activity in the square next-door...

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5:30pm; closed on Mondays
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Museo Mural de Diego Rivera on Map

Sight Name: Museo Mural de Diego Rivera
Sight Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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