AAA Editor Notes
Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum is at Av. México #5843; take Metro line 2 to the Taxqueña station, then the tren ligero (light rail) to the La Noria station. The museum is several blocks from the light rail station. Since street parking is limited, it's easier to hire a hotel taxi driver for the trip. Philanthropist, art collector and benefactor of Diego Rivera, Olmedo bequeathed her hacienda, La Noria, and her outstanding art collection to the Mexican people upon Rivera's death in 1957.
Featured are Rivera paintings, drawings and engravings; paintings by Frida Kahlo (including some of her best-known works); watercolors and engravings by Russian artist Angelina Beloff; sculptures; and Mexican folk and religious art. The lovely grounds of this immense complex are alone worth a visit, with their lush gardens, orange and fig trees, Aztec and Mayan artifacts, wandering peacocks and a friendly pack of xoloitzcuintle, a rare, mid-size hairless dog with black skin dating from pre-Hispanic times. Children's programs, concerts and other special events take place Sat.-Sun.
Guided tours are available in Spanish only. Restrooms are provided.
Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.