The love story of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lives on the streets and buildings of Mexico City. You can relive the places where the couple loved each other and created their best work.
If you want to to do a Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo tour during your next trip to Mexico City, these are the museums and posts to check out.
Museo Casa Azul
The actual house where Frida Kahlo was born, grew up, and died in. Located in the Coyoacán area, the place has been turned into a fascinating museum that seeks to recreate the house as it was when Frida inhabited it.
Travel through time in what was also Diego and Frida’s first marital nest. You will see Kahlo’s crutches lying around, Diego’s pre-hispanic objects collection, and her famous toy collection. Above their bed, images of Lenin, Stalin and Mao give away the couple’s communist leanings.
Colegio de San Ildefonso
Take a step back and visit the place where Frida and Diego first met in 1922. She was a 16 years old, he was 36. She was studying high school in this building, and he was painting the mural titled La Creación (Creation) at the institute’s amphitheatre.
The legendary artists exchanged their very first words in the hallways of what used to be a school and is now an impressive museum, full of murals and other works of art. You’ll find it a block away from the Zócalo, behind the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
An architectural gem commissioned by Rivera himself, the house were Diego and Frida lived from 1934 to 1941 is an obligated stop on this particular tour. You can peek into the studios of both artists and admire the stunning collection of Mexican crafts and pre-Columbian art.
At the heart of the San Angel neighborhood, this house saw Frida mature and really flourish as an artist. She painted some of her most known and iconic pieces here, and he lived in the place until his death in 1957.
Enjoy visiting the museums where Diego Rivera and Frida met, fell in love, fought and loved each other. This tour will have you reliving one of the most epic love story in the history of Mexico and art itself. Don’t miss the chance on your next trip to Mexico City!