Museo de Arte del Estado


The State Art Museum is housed in a gorgeously restored colonial building attached to the side of the elaborate La Concordia church dating from 1679. The museum is divided into rooms that include Mexico’s second-most-important permanent Diego Rivera collection, with 33 of his original works. Guides give complimentary tours in Spanish. The museum is about 2km east of Parque Castillo.

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