Frida Kahlo Museum
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Visit the Home Where Frida (and Diego) Lived
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were Mexican artists known internationally for their powerful work (Frida, self-referential paintings, often about the suffering she experienced after a devastating accident; Diego, massive murals, often political in tone), as well as their stormy relationship. La Casa Azul, the house where they lived for nearly three decades and which is now a museum, feels suffused with their spirits, and fans of their work or those with an insatiable interest in their lives won't want to miss this museum. Highlights include the kitchen with its incredible mosaic work, a light-suffused studio where the artists' books line the walls, and Frida's bed, depicted in several paintings. A spacious garden makes for pleasant contemplation after the house visit, and a gift shop and café round out the La Casa Azul experience. Be sure to allow time to explore the neighborhood before or after your visit to La Casa Azul; it's a picturesque residential zone filled with walls abloom with riots of colorful bougainvillea.
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