The Frida Kahlo Museum is one of the most recognized and visited places in all of Mexico City.
What makes this blue house so important? It belonged and was the actual home of one of Mexico’s historic figures that also became a famous feminist icon, the one and only Frida Kahlo.
This is a place to visit if you are interested in learning about the painter’s lifestyle and seeing her home.
Índice de contenidos
- 1 Frida Kahlo Museum Costs
- 2 Frida Kahlo’s Home Visiting Hours
- 3 3 Tips before your visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum
- 4 How to get to Frida Kahlo’s Blue House?
- 5 What you will find at the Frida Kahlo Museum
- 6 Who was Frida Kahlo. Read this before you visit the blue house!
- 7 More Landmarks to Visit in Mexico City
Frida Kahlo Museum Costs
Entry prices on week days
- Foreigners: $ 250.00 pesos
- Locals: $ 110.00 pesos
Entry prices on weekends
- Foreigners: $ 270.00 pesos
- Locals: $ 130.00 pesos
* Tickets are limited. Students and teachers with a valid ID, as well as elders get a discount.
Frida Kahlo’s Home Visiting Hours
Visiting hours to the house are Tuesday to Sunday. But more specifically:
- Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:30
- Wednesday: 11:00 – 17:30
- Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 – 17:30
You should know Frida Kahlo’s Museum remains closed on Mondays and the following dates:
- January 1st
- March 21st
- May 1st
- September 15th (Special hours 10:00 – 14:00)
- September 16th
- December 1st, 13th and 25th
3 Tips before your visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum
Now we will share top tips you should know about before your visit.
1. There is a FREE tour of Frida Kahlo through Coyoacán‼
This tour through Coyoacán offers more information about the painter’s history. It Does Not include entry to the blue house, but allows you to know the neighborhood and history of Frida.
👉 Free Tour of Frida Kahlo through Coyoacán
There is also a more complete tour that includes entry to Frida’s home: More complete tour.
2. ¡Tickets to the Frida Kahlo Museum are limited !
They only accept a limited number of guests per day. In other words, entry tickets will sell out! For this reason we recommend you purchase the tickets before your visit.
If you choose to visit this museum, we recommend you reserve your tickets beforehand, you can do that here: Reserve your tickets.
3. Mexico City Tours that will take you to the Frida Kahlo Museum
In case you want to visit this touristic landmark, here are the best options on how to do it:
- Coyoacán + Xochimilco + Frida Kahlo’s House
- Frida Kahlo’s House
- Teotihuacán + Frida Kahlo’s House
- Frida Kahlo’s House + Xochimilco (Private Tour)
The first option is highly recommended, because we found out it provides you with the visit of 3 places and is the cheapest option. Even cheaper than just visiting Frida’s Blue House. If you don’t believe it see for yourself.
How to get to Frida Kahlo’s Blue House?
The closest metro station is Metro Coyoacán. From here, you can cross the street, Av. Río Churubusco, and walk down Av. México, which is the continuation of Av. Coyoacán. You’ll pass streets Bruselas, Madrid, Viena, Berlín and go into Londres Street.
Walk down Londres Street until you arrive at the famous blue house. The walk is approximately 20 minutes.
If you are planning on riding on a bus or peceros, make sure you take one that stops by Av. México. You can take one that says Calzada Tlalpan, but always ask the driver just to be sure.
What’s the address? Londres 247, Colonia Del Carmen, Delegación Coyoacán, C.P. 04100, Ciudad de México, México
What you will find at the Frida Kahlo Museum
The house was quickly made into a museum after Frida’s death and the effort they’ve put into preserving it is major because you can really appreciate the relationship Frida had with her home and paintings.
In the rooms of the house you can see various of Frida and Diego Rivera’s works. Diego Rivera was Frida’s husband, another recognized Mexican painter.
One of the most interesting things about the blue house are the Day Bed and the Night Bed that Frida used to keep painting after a terrible accident she had were she broke her spine.
Actually, many of her pieces are inspired by the pain and suffering she lived through during her recovery process.
On the visit, one can appreciate the use Frida Kahlo gave to each one of the spaces in her home and the importance they had to her.
Who was Frida Kahlo. Read this before you visit the blue house!
The full name of the famous Mexican painter is Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón. She was a painter with the misfortune of having poliomelitis and the victim of a devastating accident that put her through 32 surgical operations. The accident was due to a bus getting hit by a train. Imagine the severity of the accident that left Frida with a fractured spine in three areas, two broken ribs, a broken clavicle, three fractures on the pelvis, a leg broken in eleven areas, a dislocated leg and a rail going in at the hip and coming out through the vaginal area.
It is so impressive to read about the severity of the accident that the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of her recovery is Frankenstein’s Monster’s creation. The fact that she survived is a miracle in its own.
It was until after the accident that her career as a painter took off. And like many famous artists it was till her death that she became popular and famous.
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