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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
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Housed in a superb Art Deco building is the most beautiful and profound collection of regional folk art of Mexico. Three floors of the best and most masterfully crafted examples of artisans work. The humor, sensitivity, creativity, and heartfelt sincerity of this traditional work is touching.

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California
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418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I really love this museum. It embodies the exuberance of Mexico. But it has something more: the best gift shop of any museum in the D.F. It's not cheap by any standard but the merchandise is primo!

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Smallish museum (3 floors) featuring the best of the best crafts/folk art from across Mexico. Pottery , traditional embroidered clothing , copperware, masks, and various other folk art pieces....the finest quality that I have ever seen in my five years living in this great country. Loved , loved, loved this place.

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Incredible exposition rooms into a beautiful building in downtown. You can easily stay 2 hours looking at the traditional mask and dia de los muertos wing.

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Johannesburg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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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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Australia
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36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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