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Chapultepec Cárcamo Museum

From $25 MXN

classification

Art, Parks, Gardens, Forests, Galleries, Family entertainment center, Art and history museums

schedule

Mon
Closed
Tue
10:00-17:00
Wed
10:00-17:00
Thu
10:00-17:00
Today
10:00-17:00
Sat
10:00-17:00
Sun
10:00-17:00

at your disposal

+52 55 5515 0739

How to get

Av Rodolfo Neri Vela S/N, Bosque de Chapultepec II Secc. 11850, Polanco-Chapultepec

in detail

Located in the second section of Chapultepec Forest, the Cárcamo de Chapultepec is also known as the Cárcamo de Lerma or Dolores. It came to life in 1951, after nine years of construction by the engineers Eduardo Molina Arévalo and Guillermo Torres, and the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, who painted the mural Water, source of life.

With this work, Rivera paid tribute to the workers, engineers and architects involved in the construction of the Cárcamo. In total, Rivera painted more than 200 square meters, which are covered with water, in fact, it is the only underwater mural in the world.

After the restoration of the Tláloc Fountain, and the renovation of the hydraulic facilities, this space was reopened on 9 December 2010. It now serves as an interactive room for the Museum of Natural History and Environmental Culture, which aims to raise awareness among citizens about water use in conjunction with art.

The museology is based on the placement of interactive displays where users can see detailed information and the history of the underwater mural that Rivera painted, based on scientific theories about the origin of life and the Lerma-Cutzamala system.

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