Fathom Favorites : Mexico City Sites

1. Fundación Marso

Fundación Marso

An international contemporary art exhibition space inside a beautifully decaying turn-of-the-century mansion. 

Berlín 37, Juárez, 06600
+52 55 7095 6840

2. Casa Luis Barragán

Casa Luis Barragán

The former home of the renown Mexican architect is an incredible space that architecture fans cannot miss. Advance reservations are essential, as walk-ins are not accepted.

Francisco Ramírez 12-14, Colonia Miguel Hidalgo

3. Galería OMR

Galería OMR

A cutting-edge contemporary art space dedicated to fostering new artistic voices throughout Mexico and abroad.

Córdoba 100, Colonia Roma Norte

4. Galería Labor

Galería Labor

The beautiful gallery space is known for a unique approach: They only work with artists who create their projects based on research processes.

Francisco Ramirez 5, Colonia Daniel Garza

5. Proyecto Paralelo

Proyecto Paralelo

Opened in 2012, this gallery showcases contemporary art from local and foreign artists in collaboration with sister gallery La Caja Negra in Madrid, Spain.

Alfonso Reyes 58, Colonia Hipódromo

6. House of Gaga

House of Gaga

Contemporary gallery showcasing work from both international artists and local rising stars. They also have a gallery in Los Angeles.

Amsterdam 123, Colonia Condesa

7. Casa Lamm

A cultural center in a beautiful building from the 1800s, with a stylishly appointed glassed-in restaurant and an excellent art bookshop called Librería Pegaso.

Álvaro Obregón 99
Mexico City, 06700

8. Museo del Objeto del Objeto

A beautiful art nouveau building is converted into a temple for consumer goods, from a copper, hand-crank washing machine to an Iron Maiden cassette tape. There are also rotating collections from obsessives: things like pencils, vintage skateboards, men's sneakers, and old-timey Mexico postcards.

Colima 145
Mexico City, 06700

9. Diego Rivera Studio Museum

Just across from the San Angel Inn is the home Rivera built for himself and Frida in the early 1930s. It's concrete and austere in some ways, but it's also drenched in sunlight and feels fresh and avant-garde.

Av. Altavista and Diego Rivera Rd.
Mexico City, 01060

10. Museo Frida Kahlo

Here is the converted childhood home of Mexico's most beloved artist and famous cultural export. Her bedroom, studio, and dining room remains as she left them, and the whole thing is an excellent shade of blue. Try and memorize the mole recipe located on the door to the kitchen.

Londres No. 247, Col. Del Carmen
Mexico City, 04100

11. Palacio de Bellas Artes

Two times a week, the Tiffany glass curtain opens to reveal the Ballet Folklórico de México. Diego Rivera murals line the four-story atrium in perpetuity.

Av. Juárez y Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas
Mexico City, 06050

12. Templo Mayor

Dig into the historic complex, an Aztec religious site, in the city center (zocalo). Pyramids, animal carvings, shrines, figurines, skulls, and giant sculpture of the moon goddess just might inspire your next home decorating project.

Seminario No. 8
Mexico City, 06060

13. Chapultepec Park

One of the largest parks in the world (twice the land mass of NYC's Central Park) is referred to as the city's lungs. Within it you'll find the superb National Museum of Anthropology, the zoo, and the Avenue of Poets.

Bosque de Chapultepec I
Mexico City, 11850

14. Espacio Escultórico

An amazing sculpture garden-park in the middle of a university campus. The center of the park is a volcanic rock ring with black lava soil surrounded by 64 massive concrete wedges. It is a great place to escape from the buzz of the very busy city. 

Circuito Mtro. Mario de la Cueva S/N, Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico City, 04510

15. Kurimanzutto Art Gallery

The leading and hottest contemporary art gallery in Mexico, and the home gallery of influential artist Gabriel Orozco. 

Gob. Rafael Rebollar 94
Mexico City, 11850

16. Casa Luis Barragan

Do not miss the chance to tour the home of Luis Barragan, the godfather of Mexican architecture. The space has been preserved as he left it, in all its dramatically colorful and monastic mid-century glory. Small tours are given by appointment only.

Read more on Fathom: The Home of Luis Barragan, Architectural Minimalist, Color Maximalist

General Francisco Ramírez 12-14
Mexico City, 11840