How to get to Frida Kahlo’s Blue House in Mexico City
Frida Kahlo, National treasure and beloved artist of Mexico and beyond. A visit to Mexico City would be incomplete without incorporating a stroll around “The Blue House,” the place where Frida spent all of her life and ended her days. A beautiful space which enables the visitor to really get a feel for what Frida was about, her art, her passions, her tenacity and resilient approach to life. Not forgetting, of course, her one true love – Diego Rivera.
Kerry and I had a wonderful time at the museum, but took rather a “long” route through the park to get there… lovely as the park is, to follow are some clear directions if you want to avoid the scenic route!
How to get there:
- Take the metro to “Viveros” on green line 3.
- Exit through the turnstile and turn right, up the stairs at the exit marked “Viveros De Coyoacan”
- Once on the main road, turn right and walk until you reach a road on your right. You will be walking parallel to the park.
- Follow the road for approximately 30m, you will see the park entrance on your right. This should be “Acceso 2” (entrance 2)
- Enter the park and you will see a map, you are heading towards “Acceso 3” – a straight walk, to your left.
- Leave the park at Acceso 3, turn right onto Av. Mexico
- Walk for 3 blocks, after which on your left you will see a blue sign for the museum!
- Turn left onto Londres, follow the road for a few minutes, look out for the “Blue House” on your left.
This should take 15/20minutes and is an easier route than from Coyoacan Station.
- At “Acceso 3” find clean toilets and WiFi
- If on a budget, purchase a drink/snack en route at Oxxo to enjoy in the museum garden
- Buy your entrance tickets online, before visiting. There can be up to an hour wait if you have not booked ahead
- Get the audio/video guide – an excellent, informative, enlightening guide which really brings Frida’s life “to life!”
- If you want photographs inside the house, purchase a photo pass
We spent about 2 hours in the museum, then walked into Coyoacan. We really enjoyed our time and felt it was well worth the money. The audio/video guide, to us is a must – without it, I’m not sure we would have had a fraction of the experience!
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