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Museo de Arte Popular

Revillagigedo 11 | near Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
5521-2951
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Ranked #8 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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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This collection is truly remarkable. So amazingly brightly coloured and interesting its impossible not to love! Do not miss it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a fantastic museum! Only had a short time (1 hour) but enjoyed every second of this lovely museum. A must if in Mexico City!

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BC
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31 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love folk art, so naturally visiting this museum was near the top of my list of things to do in Mexico City. I wasn't disappointed, the museum is beautiful, full of so many interesting objects displayed with style. We took so many photos. Highly recommended. We visited on Sunday, so admission was free.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This museum is a joy for people of all ages. The art is vibrant, accessible and inspiring. Put this one at the top of your list, you won't regret it!

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Buffalo, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am a professional artist & gallerist. Wow! The space in this museum is beautifully designed. I loved that the collections were ALL Mexican artisans. It wasn't util I went through this museum that I realized & could fully appreciate the broad spectrum of FINE artists that Mexico has. What a rich culture! These exhibits are fun to look at... More

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Cambridge
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46 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
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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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