AAA Editor Notes
National Museum of Interventions (Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones) is within the convent complex. Ten exhibit halls chronicle the exploits of adventurers, pirates and foreign armies—the United States and France chief among them—who invaded Mexico from the first half of the 19th century through the second decade of the 20th. The displays of weaponry—rifles, handguns, mounted cannons, sabers, swords, bayonets, machetes—are impressive, as are the photographs, lithographs, paintings, maps, flags and military uniforms from various eras. Another exhibit hall (Sala de la Colección Churubusco) contains an outstanding collection of colonial art, including sculptures, woodcarvings and paintings by Juan Correa and Cristóbal Villalpando. Exhibit information is in Spanish.
Note: Photographs are permitted, but visitors may not take photos of themselves or of others next to the displays.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.