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Museo Anahuacalli

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On my last trip to Mexico City, I went back to one of my favorite museums, the massive collection of pre-Hispanic sculpture by Diego Rivera at the Anahuacalli. Rivera built the museum himself to display part of his collection of 50,000 pieces. The museum was dedicated in 1964 and has 3 floors. The stone is all volcanic rock from the nearby mountains. The view from the top is a 360-degree view of Ciudad de Mexico’s sprawl. Inside are some of the most remarkable pieces I’ve seen – a step above the famous Museo Anthropologia in quality of style and condition. And that’s saying alot because the Anthropologia is breathtakingly stunning (more on that in another post). The Anahuacalli is simply amazing. Here are just a few of the 100s of pieces Diego chose to display.