As the birthplace of the legendary feminist artist Frida Kahlo, there is understandably a vibrant and creative artistic presence within Mexico City. The city is peppered with galleries and workshops, and new examples of street art appear almost daily.

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Oct - Aug

Flight from London London

11:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -6 hrs

No Art tour of Mexico City would be complete without a visit to the Palacio de Bellas Artes. This stunning building is the perfect example of the fusion of fine and contemporary art in the city, with the elegant neoclassical architecture housing an impressive collection of modern and colourful murals by Diego Rivera and Siqueiros, and hosting many touring exhibitions and theatrical performances.

The list of galleries in the city is nearly as exhaustive as the acronyms used to name them - OMR, MARSO, LABOR, MYL, ADA - with the Museum of Modern Art featuring high on the hit list for most visitors, for its collection of international contemporary pieces, along with permanent exhibitions featuring works by both Kahlo and Rivera. The suburb of Coyoacan is a must do on any art tour, to include a visit to Casa Azul, the birthplace and home of Frida Kahlo, which contains original works, as well as photographs and artefacts from her life. Continue on to Casa Estudio de Diego Rivera - the home of Diego and Frida - for the complete Kahlo-Rivera experience.


Original Highlight

Mural in Mexico City
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There's a vast number of excellent art galleries in Mexico City which are not to be missed. Having said that, simply walking around the city is perfect for art lovers, as much of it has been used as a canvas for talented street artists.

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Where to stay

The Condesa

The Condesa

The Condesa is a stylish design hotel where all the furniture is individually crafted for each individual space.

Four Seasons Mexico City, luxury hotel in Mexico

Four Seasons Mexico City

The Four Seasons in Mexico City is ideally situated on the Paseo de la Reforma, near Chapultepec Park, the National Museum of Anthropology and History, shopping and residential areas.

Las Alcobas

Las Alcobas

Located in the fashionable district of Polanco, Las Alcobas is one of Mexico City’s newest and trendiest boutique hotels, surrounded by designer shops, restaurants and nightclubs.

St Regis Mexico City

St Regis Mexico City

Overlooking the Pasea de la Reforma in the heart of Mexico City, the St Regis Mexico City sits within the 31 storey Torre Libertad, designed by revered architect Cesar Pelli.

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