ENVIRONMENTAL SPACE

The landscape of the Pedregal emerged from the eruption of the Xitle volcano; this gave rise to lava formations, tunnels, and fragmented slabs that house endemic flora and fauna. Diego found this to be the perfect place for the construction of the Anahuacalli and the conceptualization of his City of the Arts. In this sense, the painter was ahead of his time, rehabilitating a wild landscape as an urbanist while establishing as an ecologist the need for its conservation.

The hidden treasure of the Anahuacalli is its Ecological Space. An admirer of native nature, Diego had studied traditional pre-Hispanic medicine in the Badiano Codex; some of the plants drawn there still grow outside the Anahuacalli. With nearly forty thousand square meters of original vegetation and various artesian wells, the Space acts as a lung at the center of the southern zone of Mexico City.

The Anahuacalli Museum proudly conserves this Ecological Space for the local community. Visitants may tour it, guided by a specialist who can explain the flora and fauna found in this oasis.

Tours:

Saturdays 12:00 and 14:00

Sundays 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00

This activity is included in your museum ticket purchase.

The landscape of the Pedregal emerged from the eruption of the Xitle volcano; this gave rise to lava formations, tunnels, and fragmented slabs that house endemic flora and fauna. Diego found this to be the perfect place for the construction of the Anahuacalli and the conceptualization of his City of the Arts. In this sense, the painter was ahead of his time, rehabilitating a wild landscape as an urbanist while establishing as an ecologist the need for its conservation.

The hidden treasure of the Anahuacalli is its Ecological Space. An admirer of native nature, Diego had studied traditional pre-Hispanic medicine in the Badiano Codex; some of the plants drawn there still grow outside the Anahuacalli. With nearly forty thousand square meters of original vegetation and various artesian wells, the Space acts as a lung at the center of the southern zone of Mexico City.

The Anahuacalli Museum proudly conserves this Ecological Space for the local community. Visitants may tour it, guided by a specialist who can explain the flora and fauna found in this oasis.

Tours:

Saturdays 12:00 and 14:00

Sundays 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00

This activity is included in your museum ticket purchase.