Leon Trotsky House & Museum
Excerpts of his political activity, family memories, and artists’ exhibitions come together in what was once the home of this Russian figure.
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It was his participation in the Bolshevik revolution that brought León Trotsky to Mexico seeking political asylum. Once here, he stayed in the home of the painters Rivera and Kahlo, and then in 1939, he moved with his wife to this home where he was assassinated by an infiltrated guard.
Many years after the death of Sedova, Trotsky’s widow, the home was adapted to create a museum dedicated to the Russian politician.
Since 1990, visitors can enter and see Trotsky’s room, his furniture, and personal belongings. Dishes bought in markets of the time are still in the kitchen. And in the office where everyone gathered, sits the phonograph recorder that the revolutionary used. You can also see his letters to then-President Lázaro Cárdenas.
Make sure to see the chicken coop, where the politician raised rabbits; and the garage, where political documents are found. Also take a look at the spaces dedicated to Trotsky’s life and family and the images that show his death and funeral procession.
Part of the facility has a hall dedicated to temporary exhibits, an auditorium, and the Rafael Galván library, whose collection includes more than 6,000 volumes on politics and economics.
The funerary stele holding the ashes of Trotsky and Sedova is located in the museum’s garden. The stele was made by Juan O’Gorman.Location
Leon Trotsky House Museum, Avenida Río Churubusco, Del Carmen, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoSee map
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