Diego Rivera is Mexico's foremost muralist and painter. Many may know him as the husband of artist Frida Kahlo, herself an icon and appearing in the mural. The mural is 15 meter long and 4 meter high. Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park is a tour through Mexico's history from pre-Conquest times to the revolutionary period in the early twentieth century. The Alameda Park, just off of which the Museo Mural Diego Rivera is located, was first created in the late 1500s on what was formerly an Aztec marketplace. It is still a popular place with families strolling, young couples kissing, policemen watching, and political activists demonstrating. In many respects the park reflects Mexico - its long history, its beauty and public-mindedness, and its deep economic inequality.
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