Discover the best art hotspots in Mexico City!

Mexico City plays a major role in the global art scene. The capital of Mexico contains the most museums in the world, including notable galleries and independent spaces. Its thriving art scene will thrill art-seeking tourists. If you plan to visit Mexico City, take a look at the following highlights and spend a day (or two) dedicated to art!

Frida Kahlo houseFor Frida Kahlo fans:
Frida Kahlo considered Mexico’s most influential artist and her work is synonymous with the country’s art scene. Her former home “la Casa Azul” (the Blue House), is the most famous art destination in Mexico City. Visiting the blue house in Coyoacan, you will have the chance to see her famous self-portraits, paintings, jewellery and Tehuana dresses. Keep in mind that the museum is extremely popular. If you want to avoid long lines and you have already booked your cheap flights to Mexico City, all you have to do is book your tickets online.
Address: Calle Londres 247, Colonia Del Carmen, Coyoacan.
Phone: +52 55 5554 5999
Frida Kahlo’s husband, Diego Rivera was also a prominent Mexican painter.

If you want to see the famous frescoes of the muralist artist, head to Anahuacalli Museum (Museo 150, San Pablo Tepetlapa, Coyoacán), Palacio de Bellas Arts (Av. Juárez, Centro Histórico) and Museo Mural Diego Rivera (Balderas y Colon s/n Colonia Centro). Amazing pieces of art by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, you will see also in the Museo Dolores Olmedo (Av México 5843, La Noria)

Mexico CityFor Modern art lovers:
Travelling to Mexico City, you will have the chance to visit top modern art museums.

Museo Jumex is known as the MoMA of Mexico City. The 5-story modern art museum has collected and exhibited work by world famous modern artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Gabriel Orozco.
Address: Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Amp Granada
Phone: +52 55 5395 26 18

Museo National de Arte (MUNAL) is the Mexican national art museum. The neo-classical museum features Mexican art from the 16th till the mid-20th century, including works of Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Address: Calle Tacuba 8, Cuauhtemoc, Centro Histórico
Phone: +52 55 8647 5430

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) is a spacious museum in Coyoacan that boasts more than 1,500 pieces of contemporary art from 1952 onwards.
Address: Escolar, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán
Phone: +52 55 5622 6972

Museo Tamayo is another must see during your trip to Mexico City. The modern art museum was founded by the Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo and a wide selection of paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec
Phone: +52 55 4122 8200

Close to Museo Tamayo locates Museo de Arte Moderno. The museum is part of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, featuring one of the largest modern art collection in the world with more than 3.000 exhibits.
Address: Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Bosque de Chapultepec
Phone: +52 55 8647 5530.

For Art Gallery Lovers:
Mexico City’s Galleries feature local and international artworks and represent some of the best artists in Mexico. If you have time during your trip to Mexico City, some noticeable galleries are: Kurimanzutto (Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 94, San Miguel Chapultepec), Galeria Ethra (Londres 54, Juárez), Galleria OMR (Calle Córdoba 100, Cuauhtémoc, Colonia Roma), Galeria Lopez Quiroga (Avenida Horacio 714, Polanco), Galeria Luis Adelantado (Laguna de Términos 260, Miguel Hidalgo, Anáhuac) and Proyectos Monclova Art gallery (06700, Colima 55, Coponia Roma)

*It is advisable to book your tickets in advance, right after you secure your cheap flight tickets to Mexico City, in order to get the best discounts and avoid lines!