Museums in Mexico City that you can't miss! (Pt. II)

By: Mariana Flores | Published: 6/21/2022 | 6 Mins

Discover the most amazing museums in Mexico City (Pt. II)

Hello Questers, it's Mariana again! Welcome to the second part of "Museums in Mexico City that you can't miss"! If you want to catch up, click here to read the first part.

 

And now, it's time to continue with this great adventure!

 

Los Pinos


Los Pinos Museum, Mexico City | GlobeQuest Blog
Los Pinos Museum in Mexico City

Did you know this new museum was the presidential residence from 1934 to 2018? Los Pinos is located on Parque Lira street, First Section of Chapultepec Forest, Miguel Hidalgo City Hall, Mexico City. To get there, you must take the metro line towards Tacubaya, which can be Pink, Brown, or Orange. When you arrive in Tacubaya, you must take line 7 Orange and get off at Constituyentes; from there, you must walk towards Parque de la Hormiga on Lira Park street. General admission is free with a schedule from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Presidential Seat at Los Pinos Museum | GlobeQuest Blog
Presidential Seat at Los Pinos Museum

 

  • Las Casas: The first residence you will see is Lazaro Cárdenas' (1934-1940), the president who renamed the property from "Rancho Hormiga" to "Los Pinos" in 1934.
  • The second residence is Miguel Alemán Valdés' (1946-1952), who only lived in it for a couple of months, as its construction began in 1947 but was completed in 1952. It would later become the main residence of the subsequent leaders.
  • The last residence, owned by Adolfo Ruíz Cortinez (1952-1958), was built in 1953. Due to his austere and moralistic style of government, this is the smallest presidential residence built, and today, it is used as a souvenir and gift shop.
  • In addition, several attached houses were built, occupied by Secretaries of State and other people close to the presidents in each six-year term.
  • President's Corridor: One of the biggest attractions in Los Pinos, besides the presidential residences, are the gardens where you can find the President's Road, which displays statues of the former presidents, from Benito Juárez to Enrique Peña Nieto.

President Gallery at Los Pinos Museum | GlobeQuest Blog
President's Gallery at Los Pinos Museum

 

From my perspective, opening the presidential residence to the public is a unique moment in history; for the first time, we can dig a little deeper into the personal lives of the presidents of Mexico. What I found interesting was the difference in architectural style and the increase in size between houses over the years!

 

Van Gogh Alive / Monet & Friends


Van Gogh Alive, Mexico City | GlobeQuest Blog
Van Gogh Alive in Mexico City

Get to know the immersive experience in Mexico for the first time, located at the Monumento A La Madre, Av. Insurgentes, Esq. James Sullivan, Del. Cuauhtémoc, one block from Reforma, one of Mexico City's main avenues where the famous Angel de la Independencia is located. You can get to Monumento A La Madre by Bus or Metro. These are the lines and routes that have nearby bus stops: 28, 343, 81, AB 103, RUTA 1, RUTA 22, RUTA 35, Metro: 1. The ticket price is $295 MXN (approximately $4.75 USD) with working hours Sunday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

This incredible exhibition comprises more than 50 high-definition projectors with Sensory 4 technology, a system that combines multichannel motion graphics and surround sound with cinematographic quality. This technology sets the stage for a dynamic, informative, and visually spectacular experience, making this the only show where paintings come to life!


Van Gogh Alive, Mexico City | GlobeQuest Blog
Van Gogh Alive in Mexico City

Originally, this experience featured the Van Gogh Alive exhibition, which was focused on telling the artistic story of Van Gogh, from his origins to his sudden death in France. The Monet & Friends exhibition is currently being presented, focused on the Impressionist movement while emphasizing its greatest exponent, Claude Monet; however, you can also enjoy works by artists such as Degas, Renoir, Rodin, Cézanne, among others.

 

The exhibition is separated into two rooms: in the first one you will learn about the artists and their work, so if you are unfamiliar with them, you can read important facts about their history. There is also a 3D representation of one of the most famous artworks of the artist, where you can take incredible photos!

 

The second room is where you will find the real show. The sessions last about 40 minutes, and if you arrive in the middle of one, don't worry; it restarts automatically when the session is over, which means you can stay for as many sessions as you want!


Monet & Friends, Mexico City | GlobeQuest Blog
Monet & Friends in Mexico City

The show is based on more than 3,500 photos of various paintings. Being an immersive experience, it relies on visual, musical, and olfactory resources to represent the different eras through time.

 

My favorite exhibition was the Van Gogh one, since he is one of my favorite artists. The way it represents his life allows you to get to know the artist's life in more depth, compared to Monet & Friends, which discusses numerous Impressionist artists, but both are excellent experiences. This new style of exhibition, in my opinion, is a wonderful way to make more people interested in this kind of event. It's a unique, limited-time experience you shouldn't miss if you're in Mexico City!


Monet & Friends, Mexico City | GlobeQuest Blog
Monet & Friends in Mexico City

If you're planning on visiting Mexico City and want to find the best hotel deals, take advantage of your GlobeQuest membership; whether you prefer to stay in the heart of the city or look for slightly less crowded alternatives.

 

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