Make a Visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum | Casa Azul

Make a Visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum | Casa Azul

La Casa Azul… Frida Kahlo’s childhood home in Coyoacán, Mexico City became her studio and residence is now Museo Frida Kahlo. Frida left a deep impression on the world and certainly left a lasting mark on me. My time in Mexico City was limited to one week. The one agenda I insisted on making happen when I was in my maiden visit to CDMX was to venture south to the colorful Coyoacán neighborhood to unabashedly swoon and fawn. With good reason, make a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum – it is not a place to be missed when you find yourself in Mexico City. 

Today is her birthday, by the way. She would be 110 today. Instead, she died 6 days after her 47th birthday.

Frida Kahlo Museum

Some practical tips:

Here are a few ways to make your visit to Museo Frida Kahlo smooth and stress free!

*Ticket prices are about 10% higher on weekends than week days ($220.00 pesos compared to $200.00 pesos during week days for non-Mexican citizens).

Frida Kahlo Museum
Go as early in the day as you can reasonably make it.

The museum will get busier as the day goes on, regardless of day of the week. I asked museum staff and they confirmed every day is bananas with the crowd. I went on a Wednesday and arrived at the museum about an hour after opening. And it was so busy. As in I committed to my intention to visit the museum and made nearly a complete day of it by the length of my wait.

Frida Kahlo Museum
Buy your ticket in advance.

This is SO important!! Even if you don’t have a printer, no worry! You can download electronic versions of your ticket/s and they have devices to scan from your phone. Pre-purchasing your ticket (you’ll select from available time slots) is going to be the difference of waiting 15-30 minutes for your queue and four hours. Yes, I waited FOUR HOURS because I wasn’t sure if I could bring an electronic ticket. Don’t be like me. By the ticket in advance!

Casa Azul Frida Kahlo Museum

If you want to take pictures, you need a special picture fee. 

You need to pay an additional fee if you want to take pictures. There are docents and attendants throughout the museum and they will check to see if you have a photography pass. The cost of the pass is fairly minimal (about $30.00 pesos).

The house portion of the museum is set up to direct the traffic and flow in pretty much a single direction. Don’t expect to be able to navigate through the house freely. The courtyard and other structures have more freedom in flow.

Frida Kahlo Museum

“I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.” ~Frida Kahlo

I am so happy I went even though I waited four hours to gain entrance! 

If you love her work, I highly recommend you make a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum. I believe you will walk away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of her life.  

Museo Frida Kahlo

If you are able to get an early admission, you are already a majority of the way to Xochimilco, so you can ride your Frida high on the ancient canals and get serenaded by mariachis. 

Frida Kahlo Museum

XO, Jennifer

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  1. July 8, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I have been there and I loved it! Frida is my fav artist ever!

    • July 8, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Paroma – Casa Azul is fantastic! I loved the kitchen, in particular!

  2. July 8, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Mexico city would be amazing to travel to! Interesting to know that you have to purchase a picture fee as many museums either allow no photography or don’t make this clear. Great post 🙂

    • July 8, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Hi Anekha, I agree it was the first time I’ve seen one, too. Mexico City is world class and IMO should be on a travel list!

  3. July 8, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Four hour wait–yikes!! Glad it was still worth it though! These are great insider tips!

    • July 9, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      It was worth it but not having to wait would have been more ideal. 🙂 Next time, I’ll get the tickets online!

  4. July 8, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    I had 4 days in Mexico City and this was one spot I didn’t make it to. Probably just as well, seeing how long that line is! Now I have an excuse to go back and will be better prepared!

    • July 9, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Oh I almost died inside when I discovered how long the line was which is why I triple confirmed with staff there that phone scans will satisfy for the tickets. And, yes, it’s excellent motivation to return!

  5. July 9, 2017 / 1:32 am

    I love Frida! These are really useful tips. I do want to visit Mexico one day but the flights are soooo expensive! One day…

    • July 9, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      They can be, especially coming from over the Atlantic! Mexico City has been around for so long, it’ll be there when you are able to come. 🙂

  6. July 11, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I love Frida! I know I will definitely visit when I get the chance! Thanks for all the practical tips, I’ll make sure to buy our tickets in advance!

    • August 12, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      I love her, too! Enjoy your visit!!

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