Known as the Blue House (La Casa Azul) for its bold blue façade, the Frida Kahlo Museum (Museo Frida Kahlo) was the birthplace and childhood home of the well-known Mexican artist. Inside, the fascinating collection of personal items, furnishings, sketches, and paintings offer insight into both the life and art of Frida Kahlo.
The Frida Kahlo Museum is one of Mexico City’s most visited attractions and prebooking your admission tickets can potentially save hours of waiting in line, especially during peak times (weekends and holidays). Visitors can explore independently or on a guided tour, visit as part of a Mexico City tour, or combine a visit with other top attractions, such as the Xochimilco canals or the National University of Mexico.
After exploring the Casa Azul, it’s just a short walk to the former home of Kahlo's husband, artist Diego Rivera, now the Diego Rivera Mural Museum (Museo Diego Rivera), or that of her lover, communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky, now the Leon Trotsky House Museum (Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky).
Things to Know Before You Go
- The museum is closed on Mondays and opens late on Wednesdays.
- Visitors are required to pass security checks to enter the museum, and large bags, suitcases, and sharp objects are prohibited.
- To protect the artworks, video and flash photography is prohibited inside the museum, although special permits are available.
How to Get There
The Frida Kahlo Museum is located in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City and is a short walk from Plaza Coyoacán. The closest metro stations are General Anaya (Line 2), Coyoacán (Line 3), and Metro Viveros (Line 3).
When to Get There
The museum is open year-round, but it can get busy, especially on weekends and during peak season (July and August). Admission tickets are cheaper on weekdays, and it’s generally the quietest time to visit, especially if you make an early start.
Highlights of the Frida Kahlo Museum
Casa Azul, with the rooms and gardens still in much the same state as Kahlo left them, offers insight into many facets of her life. Admire her Mexican folk art collection, see the bedroom where Leon Trotsky stayed during his exile in Mexico, and view some of her lesser-known artworks and rare self-portraits. A large collection of personal items, including the prosthetic leg she wore in the months before her death, is also on display.