The Frida Kahlo Museum ( also known as Casa Azul) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico City. The museum encompasses the house and grounds of where the Mexican artists Frida and her husband Diego Rivera lived. We visited on a Saturday and it was extremely busy, so I recommend visiting on a weekday if you can.
Cost: Tickets are 230 pesos if you are an adult that does not live in Mexico. However, if you have a student ID it is only 45 pesos. My husband was smart enough to bring his, so while I had to pay full price, he did not.
Tips for Visiting
- Arrive Early! We arrived around 10 AM and waited over an hour to get in. There is a way to reserve tickets in advance, but be warned you still have to wait in a long line for those.
- Pictures are allowed outside the house, but if you want to take any inside the house you have to pay a small fee. We did, and I think it was worth it.
- Casa Azul is in Coyocan, which is a beautiful part of Mexico City. You should definitely explore the area after visiting the museum.
- With that said, there is no train station near the museum, so your options are the bus, taxis, and Uber.
- Take time to read and take in everything. Frida led such a fascinating (and sad) life, and I think the museum does a good job depicting that.
If you would like to know more about the museum, I suggest visiting their website here.