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Museo de Arte Popular

Revillagigedo 11 | near Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
5521-2951
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Ranked #6 of 291 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Housed on an antique and impressive Art Deco building in Downtown Mexico City that was amazingly the headquarters of the Mexican Police in the early 20th century, This privately operated museum exhibits some of the best pieces of folkloric art that Mexican hands have created. On a beautiful arrangement and organized by areas and by themes, Extraordinary textiles, wood work,... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of the best museums in Mexico, if not the best. Very well laid out, wonderful descriptions in english and spanish, AMAZING collection of arts and crafts from all over the country. All housed in a beautiful building with a nice ( expensive!) gift shop. We spent 4 hours here and I could have easily spent all day. And it's... More

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ajijic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great overview of Mexican crafts. Learn the finest quality so you will know what to look for at the mercados.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The mexican artists really know how to express their imagination ... very unique and unusual. although the 1st floor was closed due to alterations, the top 2 floors still has enough to keep you occupied. well worth a visit.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A wonderful museum with crafts well displayed. One of the most comprehensive collections I've seen in Mexico. Open space, beautiful displays and exciting occasional exhibits. Definitely go there if you are only visiting Mexico City. They have a well stocked museum store, though unfortunately the items are quite pricey.

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London, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ensure this is on your list, you'll love every display. There are many shows - textile, musical instruments, toys, Huichol beadwork, ceramics. Enjoy the gift shop. Easy walking distance if your hotel in around reforma.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I went there for the first time and had a great time. We stayed until we had to leave as it was closing and the whole family loved the museum. For the children it was more than a museum as there are so many fun things to look at, and for the adults it was a great chance to see... More

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Cuernavaca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Every display is beautifully arranged. There are seasonal shows (Independence Day, Day of the Dead, the bicentennial in 2010, etc.). Wonderful shows of textile art, musical instruments, toys, Huichol beadwork, ceramics, and much more. Be sure to leave time to browse in the gift shop. The location is perfect if you are staying in a downtown hotel. You can easily... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

My sons (13 and 9) and I loved this place, which celebrates Mexican art in a well organized and tatesfully curated collection. Both the permanent and temporary exhibits were wonderful and the workshops for children, adults and artists allow for an even more interactive experience. A true gem in the heart of this great city!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The quality of the art work, in almost any form imaginable, is just exceptional. Some of the details, over such large volumes, shows skill that beats any modern "art" s**t that exists in Europe or the states. Statues, paintings, abstractions, cookware and cutlery, explosions of colour, from tiny to massive, a staggering variety from across Mexico. It's simply a must.

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