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Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City

Colegio de San Ildefonso - Mexico City, Mexico
Colegio de San Ildefonso
Justo Sierra 16, Mexico City, Mexico 06020Map
Centro Histórico
+52 55 5702 6378
Neighborhood: Centro Historico
Overview

This complex of buildings has a history dating back to the 16th Century. The School of San Ildefonso was born when the San Bernardo, San Gregorio and San Miguel schools were joined in the 18th Century. The three inner courtyards separate the colegio chico (small school) from the pasantes (interns) and the grande (big) school. The muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros embellished the stairs of the colegio chico, while the grande has a series of images by José Clemente Orozco which expresses his tragic sense of life and his keen sense of the ridiculous. These murals enhance what is now a cultural arts center. 

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Colegio de San Ildefonso General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Zócalo
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