A Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera tour is simple to design during any trip to Mexico City. These Mexican artists are a significant element of recent history, and their mark can be seen throughout the city. An organized Mexico City art tour is also an option, but if you’d prefer to see their influences throughout the city independently, this is possible as well. Any Frida Kahlo tour in Mexico City should start at her museum and former home, the Casa Azul, also known as the Frida Kahlo museum. Located in the Coyoacan neighborhood, this museum features not only paintings by the surrealist artist, but also her jewelry, diary, and other personal items, and it’s a chance to see the house where she entertained famous historical figures such as Leon Trotsky.
The Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo is also an essential stop on any Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera tour; the couple lived here from 1934 until 1940. Rivera’s art and some personal belongings of the couple are also on display. In addition, any good Mexico City art tour will feature the Dolores Olmedo Museum strongly. A friend of the artists, Dolores Olmedo had a significant collection of work by Kahlo and Rivera when she died. This collection is now on display in her former home.
The Palacio Nacional should be the next stop on your art tour, where you will see the impressive mural Rivera painted over the staircase. Two more museums feature the work of Rivera as well: the Museo Mural Diego Rivera and Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli. A Frida Kahlo tour in Mexico City wouldn’t be complete without wandering the streets of the neighborhood she called home, Coyoacan. Whether you choose to join an organized tour or listen to commentary of guides at the individual museums, the lives and art of Rivera and Kahlo is sure to fascinate.