The museum houses in impressive collection of art and historical pieces. Aside from that, it is also well-known because of its beautiful structure. The museum has plenty of interior courtyards with well-groomed gardens and wide passageways where sculptures are put on display, including the Salta de Agua fountain, which was done when the very first Chapultepec aqueduct was built here. The old school/museum houses a library and used to have dormitories, the refectory, school chapel and kitchen. In the early 60’s this was renovated to help maintain it, but much of its original look and aesthetics were kept in place.
Museo Nacional del Virreinato has a vast collection of Religious Art from the Mexico City Cathedral. These includes crosses, silver tabernacles or chalices, ivory or wood pieces, candlesticks, naviculas and many others. It also has the works of Cristóbal de Villalpando, Miguel Cabrera, Jose De Ibarra and the Rodriguez Juarez Brothers. These are all artists from Mexico’s colonial period who are revered today.
The museum also have non-art pieces like silverware, tools and textiles, chairs and other furniture used during the colonial period, including Asian pieces from Manila. Numerous feather art from Germany and France are also on display and its library has an extensive collection of books that come in different languages.