Casa Azul (Blue House) is located in Coyoacan, a borough in southern Mexico City. It is one of the most famous and visited museums in Mexico. The house – now turned into a museum – was the residence of famous Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera among other interesting figures such as Leon Trotsky, a Soviet politician who sought out refuge in Mexico and was welcomed into the Rivera’s home.
Her house was turned into a museum in the year 1958 – four years after her death. The house was donated by Diego Rivera and everything was left intact – the kitchen still holds every single plate and fork , the library is still filled with her books and diaries, every art tool and paint she used is still left in her studio including her messy table, every photograph, note, personal item and memorabilia is still there in its place. Nothing will give you a better insight into her life and mind as visiting her house will.
Located in the garden is an exhibition of Frida’s paintings as well as another exhibition featuring photographs from her life.
The entrance cost is $80 pesos for foreigners, $70 for nationals and $40 for holders of a student card.