Cervantino 50 años

Diego Rivera Museum

Disponible en: Español (Spanish) 日本語 (Japanese)

The building used to be the personal residence of the world famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera; it is also his birthplace and nowadays a museum displaying some of his work as well as various temporary exhibits by other artists.

Diego Rivera´s real name was Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de Rivera y Barrientos Acosta. In 1975, the Rivera residence was adapted as a museum to display part of his work, mainly paintings and photography. The works of Marte R. Gómez are also in display as a permanent exhibit. The museum is operated by the National Institute of Anthropology and History.

It is hard to overstate the venue’s cultural value for the region, every year during the Festival Internacional Cervantino several exhibits of many art forms are hosted here.

Additional info: Opens Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 and 10:00 to 15:00 on Sundays. Admission fees apply.

A short distance away from Diego Rivera Museum you’ll find San Roque Square, it’s a 3 to 4 minute walk. It’s a small square right in front of San Roque Church, owing its name to it. It primarily works as an open-air theater presenting street performers on a regular basis, Video-Mapping shows (check dates) and international performances during Festival Internacional Cervantino. You may have caught glimpses of this location before without knowing as it has appeared in music videos!

Disponible en: Español (Spanish) 日本語 (Japanese)