Museo Jardín del Agua

Museo Jardín del Agua information

Location
Mexico City , Mexico
Address
Bosque de Chapultepec
Getting there
Metro: Constituyentes
Prices
admission M$22
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Diego Rivera painted a series of murals for the inauguration of Cárcamo de Dolores, Chapultepec's water works facility built in the 1940s. Experimenting with waterproof paints, Rivera covered the collection tank, sluice gates and part of the pipeline with images of amphibious beings and workers involved in the project.

Outside the building, you can't miss another of Rivera's extraordinary works, Fuente de Tláloc , an oval pool inhabited by a huge mosaic-skinned sculpture of the Aztec god of water, rain and fertility. About 150m north is the beautiful Fuente de Xochipilli , dedicated to the Aztec ‘flower prince,’ with terraced fountains around a pyramid in the talud-tablero style typical of Teotihuacán.