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The Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico

Updated: Sep 7, 2019

Very few things leave me in aww but the Frida Kahlo Museum is one of them. Nestled roughly 20 minutes from Mexico City the museum is located in the neighborhood of Coyoacan.

Coyoacan is a trendy neighborhood in Mexico city so it's only fitting it has the Frida Kahlo Museum. The museum was once the house of Frida Kahlo, one she shared with her late husband Diego Rivera.

There are two things ensure the house stand out from anything else in the neighborhood, the blue colored walls synonymous to the museum and the line you can find outside of the museum on any day from Tuesday to Sunday, the museum is closed on Mondays. (Tue-Sun 10:00 am to 5:30 pm)

Frida Kahlo Museum
Line outside the Frida Kahlo Museum

Like most people, I hate lines. The best way to skip the line is to pre-order tickets. You can do so here. Or you can do so while outside of the museum. The line attendant has a QR code that you can scan and it takes you right to the ticket website. From there you bypass the line and enter the museum. The cost is 230 pesos (USD12) on weekdays and 250 pesos (USD13) on weekends. They also charge a small fee of 30 pesos (USD 1.50) to take photos on the inside. This mostly relates to DSLR cameras. Just use an iPhone to avoid the fee.

Frida Kahlo Museum
A room inside the Frida Kahlo Museum

Once inside you get to tour the home of Frida Kahlo. Most rooms are small so there is limited occupancy and some rooms are roped off so you can only take pictures from the doorway. Non the less, everything in the house looks like it was made by her our her husband or has a very unique look to it. Her wheelchair is also stationary in front of an art canvas that reminds you of how she continued to produce art despite her physical condition.

Frida Kahlo Wheelchair
Frida Kahlo Wheelchair

A guided tour of the home which is 700 pesos (USD37) gives greater insight on the home and what each room was used for, etc.

Outside in the courtyard, there are more art, a stepped pyramid, a reflection pool, and a fountain. There is also a cafe and a gift shop.

I highly recommend a visit to this museum if you are in Mexico City, it won't disappoint.

Frida Kahlo Quote
Frida Kahlo Quote

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