Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Former College of San Ildefonso)

save place
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Former College of San Ildefonso)
Mexico City has no shortage of museums—in fact, it's second only to Paris in the total number of cultural institutions that are open to the public—and many of them are free. Art lovers may find it challenging to narrow down the museums to prioritize during their visits, but San Ildefonso should definitely be on the list.

This former Jesuit college, constructed in the 18th century, is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in the capital, and its exterior and interior offer plenty of photo ops for the camera-toting visitor. Inside, its exhibits feature works that reflect two main goals: to highlight the artistic patrimony of Mexico by showing the diverse forms and styles of Mexican arts and crafts, as well as exhibit works borrowed from international museums that haven't been shown elsewhere in the country.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Original casa de las olas.jpg?1479409414?ixlib=rails 0.3