Celebrating Frida Kahlo

La Casa Azul in Coyoacan

La Casa Azul in Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo birthplace on July 6, 1907

Last year I had the chance to travel to Mexico City and a visit to “La Casa Azul” was a must do. I traveled with my husband and wanted to show him my Mexican culture and heritage and the visit to the Frida Kahlo museum was the perfect activity to start our immersion into Mexican culture and art. Today I want to share with you my experience at Frida’s home since this month we are celebrating Frida Kahlo’s birthday and want to make a small homage to her legacy.

Fuente de los Coyotes in Coyoacan

Fuente de los Coyotes in Coyoacan

Frida’s home known as “La Casa Azul  is located in the Coyoacán area, south of Mexico city on the corner of Allende and Londres streets. This house was the birthplace on July 6, 1907, her home and place where she passed away. Coyoacán is a rich in history town that dates from the year 5000 b.c. and was occupied by several prehispanic cultures including the Olmecs, Toltecs who then became Coyohucas. This name is given to those  who were  born in the city of Coyoacán and were first residents. As the years passed in the 1900’s the area became favorite place for many artists but the most famous residents were Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Diego being one of the most important artists of the “Muralismo Mexicano”. His work of art is well known all over the world as well as his constant affairs cause of Frida’s heartache.

Frida Kahlo Studio at La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo Studio at La Casa Azul

Entering Frida’s home is an immersion into her world, her studio where she was used to paint with Diego and her bedroom where she saw her final days. One of my favorite places was the kitchen, all done the traditional way, no gas just coal and wood and pots all made of clay. Entering there you can imagine having her or her cook prepare mole and all the Mexican traditional dishes. I wonder how many wonderful flavors and smells came out of that kitchen, a work of art indeed.

Frida's Kitchen #ABRecipes

Frida’s Kitchen

Then in front of the kitchen the “comedor” or dining room all showcasing Mexican pottery from different places in Mexico, like the Oaxaca barro verde and Olinalá as well as other crafts representing the many artisans of various states within Mexico.

Original Art from Frida Kahlo painted in 1964 at her studio in La Casa Azul #ABRecipes

Original Art from Frida Kahlo painted in 1964 at her studio in La Casa Azul

Right there in the dining room there is access to the garden which has a replica of a ceremonial temple and many luscious tropical plants as well as prehispanic idols carved on volcanic stone. You can even find resident cats that lounge around and have made Frida’s their own home too.

Frida's Dining Room at La Casa Azul

Frida’s Dining Room at La Casa Azul

Our visit to La Casa Azul was touching and also left us with some thoughts about her life and her suffering so this is for you Frida a small homage to the legacy you left and to your immense love for Mexico, our culture and traditions. You might not be on earth but your spirit and your art will always be with us.

Frida Catrina at La Casa Azul #ABRecipes

Frida Catrina at La Casa Azul

We remember you on your birthday, July 6.

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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.
  • laura Rodriguez

    Cómo me gustaría conocer este lugar!! Gracias por compartir Adriana!

    • Adriana Martin

      Cuando vayas al DF no te pierdas la visita al museo Frida Kahlo es bellisimo, saludos Laura gracias por tu comentario!

  • Alba Garza

    Me encanta que hay mucho color…

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Alba esos son los colores bellos de mi cultura mexicana, saludos!

  • http://bellavidabyletty.com/ BellaVida

    How amazing. This is on my list of places I want to go see.

    • Adriana Martin

      Thanks amiga it is an amazing place truly recommended to visit when in Mexico City

  • Isabel Garcia

    Thank you for showing us a glimpse of Frida Kahlo’s home! There is lots of history at the museum.

    • Adriana Martin

      Indeed Isabel many secrets and stories on that house thanks for always supporting me!

  • theduodishes

    That’s really beautiful…a great way to see her and how she lived. Love all of the beautiful bowls, pots and spoons in the kitchen.

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks for your kind comment Frida´s kitchen was my favorite part of her house =)

  • Dailycurlz.com

    beautiful!! thanks for sharing

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Thanks amiga =)

  • http://www.negraflor.com/ Negra Flor

    Me encanta, Adriana. Gracias por acercarnos un poquito al universo de Frida Kahlo.

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias por tu comentario Negra Flor esta visita a la Casa Azul de Frida Kahlo fue muy emotiva

  • mena & taty

    what a fabulous visit! I have never been able to go here, but it a must on my next trip to Mexico. so rich and vibrant, just like she was I guess

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      It is definitely a place to visit when in Mexico City, thanks for always being so supportive!

  • BohemianBabushka

    The colors!!! Her vibes and passion are still there- BELLA!!!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Wonderful museum to visit a must do when in Mexico City, thanks BB!

  • Natalia Carter

    Me quedó pendiente esa visita en mi viaje. Se ve precioso, así que tendré que volver ;)

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Para la proxima un lugar muy especial Natalia

  • http://www.entrecomprasyelhogar.com/ diana rodriguez

    Wonderful, Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Thanks Diana

  • Maria Machuca

    An interesting place!! Mucha cultura y mucho de qué aprender.

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Eso mismo maravilloso museo, saludos!

  • ChecaLAmovie

    Uy no sabes como me encantaría conocer este lugar.. Tanta historia… Mil gracias por permitirnos viajar a través de tu experiencia.

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Muchas gracias Tere por tu lindo comentario, un beso!

  • Gilda CAMPOS DE HERNANDEZ

    Que recuerdos y que nostalgia. Es precioso ese lugar y localizado en uno de los lugares más bellos de la ciudad de México. Gracias por compartir!.

  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    Me encantaría visitar la casa azul, gracias por dejarnos conocerla con tu experiencia!

  • Yissele Shirley

    Cuanta historia de Lugar y mujer, realmente Frida Kahlo es una figura emblemática de todos los Mexicanos, muchas gracias por mostrarnos tantas cosas que no conocía de ella. Cariños y

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ
    http://mamaholistica.com

  • http://www.mamaxxi.com Romina Tibytt

    Espectacular!!!! Espero conocer algún día!

  • laura Rodriguez

    Me encanta me costaría dejar este lugar se respira arte por todos lados!