The Frida Kahlo Museum opens in Playa Del Carmen

Frida Kahlo Museum

The Frida Kahlo Museum in Playa Del Carmen

One of the most iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo is honored in a new museum here in Playa Del Carmen. Born in July 1907, some 110 years later, the Frida Kahlo Museum will give visitors a chance to learn more about the tumultuous life and controversial art.

Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacan, which was a village on the outskirts of Mexico City. Today her house is a museum there. Many people visiting the Riviera Maya do not get a chance to go there, so this museum will give visitors  a look into the life and story behind her art.

What is the museum like?

The Frida Kahlo Museum has a chronological order of photos and diagrams on the walls. Many of the life events are talked about and the history behind her works of art. In the center of the museum is a mini theater with a 15 minute audio visual video mapping presentation.

Displays are in Spanish and English.

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Some of the displays at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Playa Del Carmen.


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Displays depicting art of Frida Kahlo.

On one wall you can see miniature collages of the art and life of Frida Kahlo.

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Some of the miniatures at the museum.

There are no original works of art in this museum. There may be some exhibitions in the future. The museum also hopes to use the platform to highlight other artist that have been inspired by Frida Kahlo.

The museum does have a gift shop with many high quality clothing items, ceramics and other art inspired items.

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There is a gift shop at the museum.

How much is the entrance to the Frida Kahlo Museum?

For the general public the entrance price is $15 USD. There is a 10% discount to Mexicans. Locals with ID there is a 50% discount. For students and senior citizen there is a 10% discount.

For group reservations you can contact them by phone (984-980-0595) or email ( [email protected] )

What are the hours of the museum?

The museum is open daily from 9:00am-11:00pm.

Where is this museum?

The museum is on the corner of 8th Street and 5th Avenue. If you are going to drive to the downtown of Playa Del Carmen and need to park somewhere, see our parking guide to garages and lots. While you are here on 5th Avenue you might like to see our 5th Avenue guide to see what is nearby.

Have you been to the Frida Kahlo Museum in Playa Del Carmen? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.Frida Kahlo Museum

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  1. I cannot imagine this museum will get that many tourist since it is basically a Wikipedia page you walk through. Nothing but flow charts and pictures of art.

  2. Looks interesting but you lost me at no original works of art. It is like a Wikipedia page that you pay for, no thanks.

  3. Hi, we went to your museum on August 27, 2017. We are from the US in the Washington, DC area. I brought my son who is 12 years old and we enjoyed it a lot. We received a private tour from one of your employees, a beautiful French woman who we later saw again after we had Italian food in Playa de Carmen on street. It was one of the highlights of our Mexico vacation to learn so much about Frida Kahlo. Thank you very much. I hope you much success.

    • Hello. We are glad you enjoyed the museum and guide. We are not the museum but just a website that wrote about the new attraction in Playa Del Carmen but we will convey your message to the museum so they know you enjoyed it. Thank you.

  4. La pintura como otras artes tiene representantes, en mi opinión Frida Kahlo es la mejor y sus obras como por ejemplo
    Sin esperanza me encantan

  5. I visited the museum 2 years ago and enjoyed the presentation with interaction young performers . It was a really nice evening , we were 6 of us from Canada . We also went to see one evening a movie that had won at the Cannes festival .
    I will be again visiting Playa del Carmen in 2021 , if all is good and I will take some friends again to visit the museum and it will be nice to see the Museum again .

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