Lonely Planet review

Designed by Diego Rivera to house his collection of pre-Hispanic art, this museum, 3.5km south of Coyoacán, is a templelike structure of dark volcanic stone. The ‘House of Anáhuac’ (Aztec name for the Valle de México) also contains one of Rivera’s studios and some of his work, including a study for ‘Man at the Crossroads,’ the mural that was commissioned for the Rockefeller Center in 1934. In November, elaborate Day of the Dead offerings pay homage to the painter.

Visits are by guided tour only and a M$75 entry fee includes admission to the nearby Museo Frida Kahlo.

To get to Anahuacalli, take the Tren Ligero (from metro Tasqueña) to the Xotepingo station. Exit on the west side and walk 200m to División del Norte; cross and continue 600m along Calle Museo.