International Baroque Museum | What To See And Do In Puebla City

The International Baroque Museum is one of the most important museums in the city of Puebla since 2016, and a wonderful example of modern architecture.

This museum will help you better understand the history of the Baroque, developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, through its artistic expressions: painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theater, literature, gastronomy and fashion.

The Baroque Museum has great exhibitions in seven rooms. However, it also has temporary exhibitions that are worth seeing.

The place has interactive material, which tries to bring the public closer to the historical context of the exhibition. There is also a room for children to draw, read, and listen to music.

The most striking feature of the Baroque Museum is its building, made up of curvilinear shapes where light and shadow play with generating movement in the building, basing its construction on 3 ideologies which are Space, Light, light-dark, without leaving behind the Ecological Movement.


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With spacious and luminous spaces, the architecture of this historic building will leave you enchanted. It was designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, winner of the Nobel Prize for architecture (Pritzker).

To design the building, the renowned Japanese architect Toyo Ito took up three characteristic elements of Baroque art: movement, natural light as chiaroscuro and the relationship between man and nature.

These concepts, expressed through form, generate fluid spaces that respond to the complex needs of international museums. For Toyo Ito, architecture should be like a tree: an organism that grows and develops according to its environment and thereby generates new experiences that enrich the lives of its users.

The complex covers 18,000 square meters and is designed with curved white walls, water mirrors and minimalist gardens, where you can take a break before or after visiting the halls and learn more about this artistic movement.

The State Government opened the call in 2013. And the museum was opened to the public in 2016.

There is a whole story behind the construction process that was captured in a documentary.

From the dictionary: Baroque is a term that comes from French baroque and that names a cultural movement and artistic style developed between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 

It was characterized by excessive ornamentation, and although its scope refers directly to architecture, painting, music and literature. 

The International Museum of the Baroque exhibits this movement in Puebla, Mexico and the World.

54 walls of the Museum, placed with the simultaneous use of 10 cranes, finishing the construction in a record time of 27 weeks.

Where is the International Baroque Museum located?

Address: Atlixcáyotl 2501, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, 72830 Puebla, Pue.

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