If you have been to Mexico City, it’s almost certain that you have run into several of its world-renown murals. Muralism has been a big thing in Mexico for almost a century and some of its exponents are also considered to be among the country’s greatest artists. Murals are much more than just aesthetics though, they act as detailed representations of the political and social environment of Mexico throughout its history.
If you’re interested in learning some Mexican history, murals are a great place to start. Most of them are located in historical buildings and museums you probably should be visiting anyway! These are 8 of the most iconic and beautiful murals you’ll find around Mexico City.
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