Museum of El Carmen (Museo de El Carmen)
At this museum—sometimes known as the Ex-Convento de El Carmen—visitors can stroll freely through the cloister, chapels, peaceful courtyard, and spooky crypt, admiring the temporary contemporary art exhibits and permanent religious collections along the way. The Museum of El Carmen also regularly hosts workshops, theater performances, and dance recitals, as well as seasonal activities. Visit as part of a San Ángel food and neighborhood tour or stop by independently.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Museum of El Carmen is a must visit for art enthusiasts in Mexico City.
Guided tours of Museo de El Carmen are offered by prior arrangement.
Entrance to Museo de El Carmen is free for all on Sundays.
The Museum of El Carmen may not be fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
The Museum of El Carmen is situated in the San Ángel neighborhood of Mexico City, around 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) from the historic center. The closest public transit station is Metrobus Bombilla (Line 1). From there, the Museum of El Carmen is approximately a 10-minute walk.
When to Get There
The Museum of El Carmen is typically open between 10am and 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free for all visitors on Sundays, although this means the museum will be busier than usual, so visit midweek for a more tranquil experience.
Mexico City's Oldest Buildings
Constructed in the 17th century, the Museum of El Carmen is one of the capital’s oldest buildings, but if you want to see more ancient edifices, head to the historic center. There, you’ll find the 16th-century Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace, and Colegio de San Ildefonso, most of which are visited during walking city tours or feature on hop-on hop-off bus routes.
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