Immerse yourself in Frida Kahlo’s world
An oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City’s major roads, the charming neighbourhood of Coyoacán is home to Museo Frida Kahlo. Often referred to as the Casa Azul (or the Blue House) it’s the place where Latin America’s most celebrated woman artist was born and died. It’s filled with some of her most important works as well as many of her possessions, including elaborate dresses, pre-Hispanic pieces and colourful Mexican crafts. A second house – Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo – which Frida shared with husband Diego Rivera between 1934 and 1940 contains more of her belongings. As one of the earliest examples of Mexican functionalist architecture, the property is a star in its own right. Finally, the former home of Dolores Olmedo Patiño – one of Diego Rivera’s muses – is packed with more of the famous couple’s artworks.