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Museo de Arte Popular

Address: Revillagigedo 11 | near Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
Phone Number: 5521-2951
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Ranked #5 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Outdoors
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Free on Sunday and no charge for cameras. 3 floors of wonderfully accessible popular art. There was a wonderful exhibition on the 1st floor of an illustrator who provided social commentary on the day of the dead celebrations, not particularly flattering, but interesting and photographed beautifully. A lovely traditional clothing display. Masks, ceramics, metal work, jewelry, pottery, illustration, clothing, sculptures,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Absolutely loved this museum. Love this genre of art and they have terrific pieces! Gift shop is a bit pricey but they also have a lot of unique things. Great museum.

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Gary, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Mexicans create a wide variety of in-your-face popular art, and this museum presents it very skillful for the visitor's enjoyment.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have seen all over the world. If you like Mexican folk art it is definitely the place to go. It has a great shop too which isn't too pricey if you want to buy something and don't have time to get to the markets. I learn so much that I would never... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I think they were getting ready for an exhibition when we went, so maybe it would be better with more on show. The artwork was interesting but didn't convey the emotion that we saw in other museums.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We loved this gallery. In fact, it blew our minds. Mexican art is so beautiful, colourful, spiritual and symbolic. The art work here was beautifully selected, representing all regions of Mexico. Would definitely go back here for a second time. The gift shop was fantastic too. If you like modern / contemporary art with a fantastic vibe, come here. Highly... More

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

if as a traveller one has ever wondered about the genesis of all the trinkets / carvings that are thrust at you at every possible moment, then this museum provides the answers. The multitude of absolutely amazing objects, arranged in different groups over a number of floors, is a real Treasure House. It is loaded with objects the quality and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This beautiful museum traces Mexican popular arts through the ages, from prehistoric relics to modern artists. It often displays these works of art together, showing how, in some areas, little has changed. It is absolutely overwhelming, showing the unique crafts styles of Mexico's regions. Beautifully executed and displayed, this is one of Mexico City's hidden gems. Especially enthralling was their... More

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One of the Best Museums in Mexico DF! I was impressed with the lay out of museum to the amazing art pieces throughout. Well sign posted and descriptions in English which was great! The Art pieces were AMAZING! So many different artisans in one museum was impressive from intricate Wood carving to Weaving, elaborate masks, Day of the Dead section... More

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm not a big museum fan, but Mexico City has some very beaurtifull musea. This is the second time I visited this museum and I will definetely keep on visiting this place about every three years. A must see when you are in the area

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