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Mexico City offers you a fairly wide range of options to get closer to Mexican culture and traditions, which is why the museums in the Roma neighborhood are a great option if it is about acquiring new knowledge.
El Universal describes museums as:
“Living institutions that allow us to create links between visitors, generations and cultures of the world. “Museums keep memories and tell stories about the development of humanity.”
In the country's capital, considered one of the cities in the world with the most museums, there are places where it is told how Mexico City was founded, in others it is possible to find clothing from ancient times and in some more visitors can learn the secrets of the universe.
Located from north to south, the capital's museums welcome with open doors anyone interested in learning about such varied and interesting topics at the same time.
So the museums in the Roma neighborhood are a great option to add to your list of must-see attractions in the Mexican capital, below we will tell you why this is so.
MODO, Museum of the Object of the Object
This museum opened its doors for the first time in October 2010, its main objective is, through the objects, “to make a historical review of Mexico since the beginning of the 19th century: its society, cultural movements, trends, ways of thinking and contact with the outside.”
The MODO, since its opening, has conquered a large number of visitors thanks to its collection made up of more than a thousand objects dating back to 1810 and others that are a little more recent.
The collection of this museum is due to Bruno Newman, who dedicated himself to gathering interesting objects such as packaging, advertisements, bottles and photographs that serve as witnesses of different eras in Mexico. MODO offers temporary exhibitions that cover topics as varied as the history of football, wrestling and rock.
Colima #145, between Córdoba and Orizaba.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
General public, $50 pesos; INAPAM, students and teachers, $25; residents of Roma with INE, $25 and children under 12 years old, free.
Mexican Plastic Salon
Founded in 1949, the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana has received in its spaces the work of “painters, sculptors, engravers, draftsmen, ceramists and photographers of all trends and generations.”
In this museum, of the National Institute of Fine Arts, the works of prominent Mexican artists are preserved, who not only built a solid career in our country, but also abroad, among them we can mention:
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Gerardo Murillo “Dr Atl”
Jorge González Camarena
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
The Salón de la Plástica welcomes temporary exhibitions that honor and remember the work of the engravers and painters who give and gave color to Mexico, because “all current currents in current Mexican art and all generations of artists have a place.” in this enclosure.”
Colima #196, between Jalapa and Orizaba.
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Visiting this museum is free for the public.
Muca, University Museum of Sciences and Arts
A platform “that investigates and disseminates contemporary production of design, architecture and art”, that is how this venue is defined, one of the museums in the Roma neighborhood that promotes art among the university communities and of course, among the society in general.
Open to the public for more than 15 years, the Muca lends its facilities to hold exhibitions, debates and different events with themes ranging from design, architecture and contemporary art of Mexico, but it also accommodates expressions. Latin America and the world.
The exhibitions in this museum are temporary and also offer occasional activities, which are carried out with the aim of making visitors reflect on the relationship between aesthetics and technical creation with our environment.
Tonalá #51, between Colima and Tabasco.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Visiting this museum has no cost.
The house where “Roma” was filmed
Although it is not one of the museums in the Roma neighborhood, the house where Alfonso Cuarón's most recent film was filmed has become a highly visited site since the short film arrived on Netflix and even more so after it became known that it had nominations for the Oscar.
The house where Cuarón recorded the movie “Roma” is a point of attraction for Mexicans, but also for foreigners. In fact, the family that currently lives there placed a metal plaque that says: “Rome was filmed here.”
Gloria Silvia Monreal, the owner of this famous house, met the filmmaker when he was a child, since the little boy lived in the house across the street, even Mrs. Monreal's brothers played ball with the famous film creator.
To film “Roma,” Cuarón modified the facade of the house where Gloria lives and by gaining so much popularity, the lady has even heard her doorbell ring and when she opens it, foreigners appear asking details about the filming of the film.
What many people are looking for is to visit the house, stand in front of the façade and take a souvenir photo with metallic silver as the main element of the image.
Tepeji #22, between Monterrey and Tonalá.
Visiting the façade of this house can be done at any time of the day; However, it is recommended to be careful with Mrs. Gloria's privacy.
Tourists, national and foreign, can spend an afternoon touring these museums if they stay near them. One option is Stanza, a hotel in the Roma neighborhood located on Álvaro Obregón Avenue, the most popular avenue in this neighborhood.
This hotel allows guests in CDMX to reach any of these museums in a few minutes, so that they can get closer to culture, art and a little bit of cinema.