The Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum, commonly just referred to as the Anahuacalli Museum, can be tricky to find in Mexico City, but it is worth the extra effort to visit. Diego Rivera was a famous painter who was known for his cubist style and murals. He lived in Mexico City for most of his life and was married to the artist Frida Kahlo. The Anahuacalli Museum is designed by him and houses ancient artifacts he amassed during his lifetime as well as some of his own works of art.
The museum was opened in 1964, after Rivera’s death, though the layout and design of Anahuacalli was planned out by the artist prior to his passing. The pyramid-shaped building made of volcanic stone is impressive in and of itself to see, but the real allure of the museum is inside where 2,000 artifacts from his massive Pre-Columbian art collection is housed. A tour through the museum will teach you about the history of Mexico’s ancient civilizations, a subject Rivera was especially passionate about.
Anahuacalli Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours start every half hour and generally last 45 to 60 minutes. Your ticket to Anahuacalli Museum also gets you admittance to the Frida Kahlo Museum, which is also in Mexico City. Anahuacalli Museum is located in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City at Calle Museo 150 San Pablo Tepetlapa.