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Museo de Arte Popular

Revillagigedo 11 | near Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
5521-2951
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Ranked #9 of 289 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: One of the newer museums opened to revive the historic centre and housed in a former art deco fire station. Well-displayed tribute to Mexico's... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Mexico has a long tradition of folk art, and this museum has a collection that helps you see it all. It's a beautiful building, too. No cafe but there is a good little loncheria across the street. Gift shop is gorgeous but pricey.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you are interested in folk art, this is the place to be. There is work from pre-Colombian times to the present from all parts of the country. Learn the story behind the creations and enjoy the color and vibrancy of Mexico's varied artistic expressions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very cool museum. Free on Sundays. Entrance is on the back side (opposite of Alameda Central park/Palacio de Bellas Artes). I LOVED this museum because you really get the back story behind all the artisan crafts you see at the markets. I recommend you visit MAP before going shopping at artisan markets in Mexico. The store has a comprehensive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This museum is very unique- there is a huge variety in the type of art on display. Clothing, baskets, jewelry, skeletons, silver, bright colours and most of it is somewhat contemporary or "pop culture". The gift shop also has many beautiful pieces for sale

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have been in Mexico before this museum can be a little bit boring, they exhibit the crafts of the country by creating rooms full of color and nice pieces, the gift shop is really big (really expensive also) and most of the items you can find them in local markets, small towns outside the city, other states, and... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is an absolute must see. An astounding collection of Mexican Folk Art. I'm a long time Art enthusiast, and no novice to museums. In a typical museum visit I'll walk past 25 pieces to find one that truly fascinates me. This was not a typical museum visit... Nearly every piece was breathtaking. I left with such an appreciation... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When you enter the building, you may think you are in the wrong place but don't be discouraged. Once you enter, You will find a wonderful museum with fine examples of high quality folkart from all regions of Mexico. Allow several hours to explore the various floors with the wide variety of works. Super piñatas too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A good overview of handcrafts im Mexico DC from all Mexico, from arboles de la vida to toys and costumes

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Yes, there is a lot of museums in Mexico, and we visited some with pleasure. But our favorite has been the Museo de Arte Popular, vibrant with life, color, roots and beauty.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great exhibits of folk art thru the ages in Mexico and throughout the country. The exhibits themselves are set up so well, very nicely designed. A great museum, well worth the time. Beautiful work.

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