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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 #6 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting museum that is not frequently visit. Lots of calaveras and colorful popular arts.

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Kingston, Ontario
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58 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you want an overview of the richness and diversity of Mexico's handicrafts and art, you will enjoy this museum. It is not large and only takes an hour to go through but it is a fascinating hour and visually stunning. Warning: the gift shop is grossly over-priced.

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Nanaimo
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Close to the Belles Artes, the Museo de Arte Popular is worth a visit. An excellent overview of the folk art/crafts of the regions of Mexico with samples by some of the most well known artists. The building is well laid out (you take an elevator to the top (4th floor) and work your way down with 2 or more... More 

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Brisbane
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This museum was an unexpected delight for us! 3 floors of quirky Mecican folk art and not one thing not interesting. Great for kids and all ages and types of people. The gift shop is full of beautiful gifts which are a bit pricey but beautiful quality.

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Grayton Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a beautiful museum and one of the few in Mexico City which translates almost all of the Spanish text into English, providing a much more enjoyable experience for gringo visitors like me. Here you'll find explanations and context for all of the handicrafts and indigenous arts that you will encounter in the streets and shops. Free on Sundays.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Basilica and the Unesco site of Teotihuacan are very different from each other, I did them on separate days,and loved them both. See my single reviews of both places for details. Fabulous, both, and not to be missed!

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Jan Juc, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a way to see your way around the different styles of Mexico. This place was a feast for the eyes and imagination. Loved it!

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Do not go to Mexico City with out visiting The MAP. You will better understand the Mexican civilization.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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64 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As the Museo de Arte Popular is so easy to access, I have included a visit there each of my past few trips to DF. Located just a block off Alameda Park, the museum offers an insight to some if the great craft arts to be found in Mexico. Admission is $42MEX, but students and teachers with valid ID get... More 

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Nashville, TN
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This museum is all about craft, craftmaking, creativity and preserving and fostering this art form. Everything is here and beautifully displayed in a well maintained building (from basketry to textiles, pottery, etc.). The permanent collection, majority of which were donated, is categorized by themes throughout. All this makes for a stunning exhibit starting with the fantastical creatures on display outside... More 

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