Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This recently restored old college, established by Jesuits in 1588, now hosts various exhibitions.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Zócalo • 5 min walk
  • Allende • 8 min walk
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wil r
Tacoma, WA142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The building, a real architectural treat, receives surprisingly limited visitor attention. The murals are some of the most impressive in the city. Yet great expenses of the space in this huge structure are empty or closed. Staff is unfriendly and pretend to speak no English.
Written 16 December 2022
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,675 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Closed when we attempted to visit on the 12/7/2022 and 15/7/2022. No clear reasons why. Perhaps similar to national palace this is related to COVID-19?
Written 15 July 2022
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Sandra M
Minneapolis, MN57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
This Museum is extensive and contained a vast exhibit of Rafael Cauduro’s work as well as provocative permanent murals and stained glass. The space is open, welcoming and lit well to showcase the art as intended. The Cauduro work on themes of justice is excellent.
Written 10 April 2022
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EB-Cottage
Prescott, AZ119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The struggle of Mexicans is depicted by Jose Clemente Orozco. Read the captions that give you a sense of the strife of the times.
Written 20 October 2021
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Ralph Z
Houston, TX41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Former college that now houses art and incredible murals. The building itself is a work of art. Well worth visiting to understand the vast history of CDMX.
Written 22 May 2020
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
First, don't rush! To appreciate this complex you're in for a lot of wandering. Up, down, through the different courtyards, balconies, buildings and galleries. There are many clear and useful signs with directions to different areas and exhibits- use them! This institution covers a lot of area, and is constantly in flux.
The murals- are quite heavy in subject matter, and cleverly worked into the architecture- not merely slapped up on the walls. There may be installations or regular gallery type displays, or outdoor stuff. Art both traditional and modern, religious and secular, depending on when you visit. The main courtyard is a little slice of paradise in the middle of Mexico City.
Sundays are free, otherwise 50 pesos.
The best part of this place IMO, is just strolling around and discovering at your leisure.
Written 27 April 2020
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Traveler277027
Worcester, MA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
When last I traveled to MEXICO Cty in Febuary 2020 This most beautiful of palaces was closed to the public.The memory of its wonderful beauty is in my memory from previous trips Maybe next time round I'll be lucky
Written 13 April 2020
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Morris-Madison
Madison, WI429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is now being shared as a preparatory school and a living museum. A presentation of the best way to eat insects had just completed. The chapel with the Diego Rivera Adam and Eve murals are definitely worth the viewing if it is not in use for lectures. Definitely part of a Zocalo visit.
Written 4 February 2020
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ScoopTraveler
New York City, NY272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
For anyone interested in Diego Rivera and Mexican muralism, this is not be be missed, though I would put it after the Office of Education.
Written 26 January 2020
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This school was founded by the Jesuit Order in 1588. It was a very prestigious college and also seminary for those studying for the priesthood.
After the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767, it became a quarter for the American and French troops.
In the 19th century, it was the National Preparatory school.
It was also the place were Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco painted their murals.
I highly recommend it!
Written 24 November 2019
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ANTIGUO COLEGIO DE SAN ILDEFONSO: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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