Museo Casa de León Trotsky

Museums, History Del Carmen
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This museum exhibits the history of Leon Trotsky and his wife Natalia Sedov when they were pursued by the Stalinist regime. You will find letters addressed to President Lázaro Cárdenas, cookware bought in markets and even a wax roller recorder used by Russian revolutionists.

Once rejected by Turkey, France and Norway, Diego Rivera and Octavio Fernandez supported the couple. They moved to the Blue House, but because of the affair between Frida Kahlo and Trotsky, they decided to move to a house purchased with donations from the Socialist Workers Party of the United States. In 1990 it transformed into a museum.

On the first room you’ll find pictures of Trotsky's death, the funeral procession through the city streets and even an image of the corps. The high walls on the backyard were ordered to be constructed for the protection of possible attacks. You can visit the garden where the politician raised rabbits, or onto the garage where many political documents are kept.

In addition to this, you can explore the kitchen and the office where the couple and their collaborators worked.

After Trotsky died in the hands of an infiltrated, President Lázaro Cárdenas bought the property and allowed Natalia to stay as long as she wanted. She died in France in 1962.

Leon Trotsky's ashes remain in the garden.

By: Wally Bonanza

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Venue name: Museo Casa de León Trotsky
Contact:
Address: Río Churubusco 410
Del Carmen
Mexico City
04100
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
Transport: Metro Eje Central. Metro Coyoacán.
Price: General admission 40 pesos; students, children and senior citizens 20 pesos.
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