Mercado Abelardo Rodríguez
Templo de Nuestra Señora de Loreto
Noticeably sagging toward the east, this extraordinary church stands upon the site of an earlier chapel that housed a replica of Our...
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
Built in the 16th century as a Jesuit college, this later became a prestigious teacher-training institute. In the 1920s, Rivera, Orozco,...
Museo José Luis Cuevas
The museum showcases the works of artist Cuevas, a leader of the 1950s Ruptura movement, which broke with the politicized art of the...
Salón Cinematográfico Fósforo
Inside the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.
Lonely Planet review
The Mercado Abelardo Rodríguez , northeast of the Zócalo, became a canvas for a group of young international artists under the tutelage of Diego Rivera in the 1930s. Some of the most exuberant works, created by the American Greenwood sisters, cover the stairwell leading up to the community center, at the market’s northeast corner. On the 1st floor, Historia de México, by the Japanese artist Isama Noguchi, is a dynamic three-dimensional mural sculpted of cement and plaster that symbolizes the struggle against fascism. Other murals inside the market’s entry corridors are paeans to rural laborers and their traditions, though sadly some are fading from neglect.