Museo de Arte Moderno

Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec

The collection here exhibits work by noteworthy 20th-century and contemporary Mexican artists, including canvases by Dr Atl, Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco, Tamayo and O’Gorman, and Frida Kahlo’s Las dos Fridas, possibly her best-known painting. It also has good temporary expositions with a focus on Mexican artists.

Admission-free Sundays are very busy as families spill in from the Bosque de Chapultepec.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec attractions

1. Monumento a Los Niños Héroes

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The six marble columns marking Chapultepec park's eastern entrance commemorate the ‘boy heroes,’ six young cadets who perished in battle. On September 13,…

2. Jardín Botánico

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Highlighting Mexico’s plant diversity, this 4-hectare complex in Chapultepec is divided into sections that reflect the country’s varied climatic zones…

3. Tribuna Monumental de las Águilas

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This 'Fallen Eagle Monument,' known also as 'el Tribuna Monumental,' is an obelisk dedicated to fallen Mexican soldiers who joined the Allies in the…

4. Museo Nacional de Historia

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Historical exhibits chronicle the period from the rise of colonial Nueva España to the Mexican Revolution. On display are iconic objects such as the sword…

5. Museo Tamayo

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A multilevel structure built to house international contemporary art, donated by Oaxaca-born painter Rufino Tamayo to the people of Mexico. The small…

6. Castillo de Chapultepec

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A visible reminder of Mexico’s bygone aristocracy, the ‘castle’ that stands atop Chapultepec Hill was begun in 1785 but not completed until after…

7. Audiorama

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Audiorama is a small circular outdoor space enclosed in the greenery of Chapultepec, sometimes used for intimate classical music performances. It is…

8. Centro de Cultura Digital

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In the Estela de Luz basement you'll find this cultural center with temporary expositions, of hit-and-miss interest, focusing on digital technology. Areas…