In 1947, Diego Rivera painted the famous mural ‘Sueno de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central’ or for us gringos, “Dream of a Sunday afternoon in the Alameda Central” for the lobby of the Hotel Del Prado. After the massive 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, much of the hotel was destroyed, however the mural survived and was moved to this museum to house it.
The mural is like a who’s who of Mexican personalities and is about 15 meters long and 4 meters high (49 foot long and 13 foot high).