Museo Frida Kahlo - our 2nd day in Mexico city
Our day started a bit late today, since we were both a little hungover from last night...
Hans wanted to go to a gay club to check out the nightlife over here, so we found a cool one to go to. It was an amazing party night! Everybody was so lovely and nice, we even made some Mexican friends, Jesús and his friend (I don't remember her name). We danced, had some drinks and afterwards some tacos from a streetfood stand - all in all a pretty good night!
The weather is not on our side
So today we slept in and started out day around 1pm with a nice taco breakfast.
After that we decided to visit the Frida Kahlo museum, since the weather over here unfortunately is really bad... We had rain for 2 days now and when the sun isn't out we're looking at around 16~20°C. Not what we expected at all, but we'll be by the beach soon. Already booked our flight to and hostel in Tulum, where 32 °C and sun is waiting for us. We will leave Mexico city on Tuesday morning.
Taking the metro in Mexico City...
...is sooo cheap! 25 cents (in Euro) for 1 ride each, you can't beat that!
The metro is comparable to the one in Berlin: it's old, doesn't have A/C but is more than okay to ride with. It took us 35 minutes to get from our metro station "Juaréz" in el centro de México city to Coyoacán where the Frida Kahlo museum is located.
The 35 minutes passed by really fast since we got to talk to this old Mexican business man who asked us a bunch of questions like where we were from in Germany, how we liked Mexico, the usual stuff. He gave us lots of recommendations on what to do within the City and where to eat. He even let us try his freshly bought churros from "El Moro". We definitely need to go there, they were delicious!
The Frida Kahlo museum
It's definitely a must-see when visiting the city. I'm not that much of a museum type of person but this one truly impressed me.
It was 40 pesos to get in, which is 2 euros. We bought the tickets online right before we got in. Definitely a good decision since the line to buy them there would've taken us over an hour. The museum is actually the house where Frida and her husband Diego used to live.
That's what makes it so authentic and real! You can see all of their rooms, and even a collection of Fridas famous clothes was exhibited. Also, you get insights into her life by reading all the texts on the wall, which are not too much and not too less - the perfect amount of information for me.
The garden is also really beautiful, a lot of nature and colorful plants which makes it a really inspirational place!
The garden at the museo Frida Kahlo, July 8th, 2017
Hans and me at the Frida Kahlo garden, July 8th, 2017
It took us around 2,5 hours to see everything, and we totally took our time! So my advice is: Buy your tickets online, where you can choose your specific time when you want to visit the museum. Consider 2-3 hours for visiting and looking around, because there is so much to see, to read, even a movie to watch - you wouldn't wanna miss it. If you have some waiting time before you can get in, I recommend going to the Coyoacan Market, which is only 3 minutes walking distance from the museum. You can find gorgeous food, clothes, souvenirs... all kinds of stuff. We went to see it before and after we visited the museum. The enchiladas we got there were the BEST! Like the day before, the place offered a "menu del día" which serves 3 courses, including Consomé, ensalada & enchiladas verdes. Soooo good!