The Diego and Frida Studio Apartments
Diego Rivera, probably Mexico’s most famous artist (although his wife, the long-suffering Frida Kahlo has a larger cult following), was born in Guanajuato, about an hour from here. He was one of a pair of twins…his brother died at the age of two. From then on, it is said, Diego traveled all over the world looking for him, trying to find him in places of intense beauty. He visited San Miguel frequently and found it beautiful beyond words.When Frida came into Diego’s life, promising more passion and even more turbulence, he fell at her feet, swooning hopelessly like a love-struck schoolboy. Frida used to say that she could not live with Diego—nunca, never!—but she could not live without him. Their love was the stuff of legend.We have remembered Diego and Frida in these two exquisite little studio apartments by bringing in some of their art…and with their art, the feeling of their amazing, open-hearted relationship–so combative, so belligerent…so utterly rapturous.
Each apartment has its own bathroom with shower and a kitchenette. The kitchenettes have a window, small refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee-maker, and toaster. There is a breakfast table for two, queen size bed, flat screen TV, DVD player, cable TV, Wi-Fi internet and a wall-mounted gas heater.
We are grateful to the gifted San Miguel artists who painstakingly created the beautiful silver repose furniture. The full length mirrors let you leave home knowing everything is matching and in order!
Queen size beds
Kitchens with microwave, mini refrigerator, single burner cook top
Flat screen TV’s with DVD players
Propane gas heaters
Roof terrace with two seatings areas
Gas BBQ on roof terrace
Professional management services
Twice weekly maid service
A cell phone is provided for your convenience (for those staying one week or longer). A combination safe is tucked away in the closet for the security of your cash, documents and valuables. Twice weekly maid service is also included.
‘The Diego’ is filled with paintings in the manner of Diego Rivera. It has a charming bathroom with shower and is decorated with custom talavera tiles and sink, plus hand-wrought plumbing hardware made by local artisans.