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Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

Address: Alemada Central, Mexico City, Mexico
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Ranked #35 of 390 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large collection of colonial art.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The "BICI" expo at the Frank Mayers Museum is well packed and documented, excellent tour to slow down, a must if exist any love for bikes.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The new exhibit entitled La Bici was rather disappointing. It wasn't bad, and I'm sure for a city which has only recently discovered the bicycle, many locals think it's a good exhibition. But for those of us in the know (and the seat), it lacks coolness and hipness and everything a bike exhibition should be. Minimal info on alternative bikes... More 

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san diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

When I first walked into this museum I was overwhelmed, in a happy way, by all of the framed posters on the courtyard walls of the 1st and 2nd story. I took a look at all of those before entering the inside exhibits. This museum has many themes such as talavera pottery, silver jewelry, colonial paintings, and gold artifacts. The... More 

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Athens, Greece
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56 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A private art museum in a monastery near the center, its rich collections give you a deep appreciation for the cultural wealth of Mexico City, as well as the interpenetration of Spanish and Indian life ways. Here you are near what was once the central Aztec market at the time of the conquest. Easy to reach by metro. The small... More 

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Hyderabad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I enjoyed Franz Mayer's museum of decorative arts and design more than any other museum I visited during my visit. It presented a select collection of high quality historic pieces and through contemporary exhibits provoked dialogue and discussion. The World Association of Press Photographers presented its winners for 2014. With photos of war and trauma, as well as natural beauty... More 

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California
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1,071 attraction reviews
617 helpful votes 617 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If one Izmir a fan of decorative arts, this a must-see. I am not, but still enjoyed it. AND it has an awesome cafe. Had the only decent club sandwich I've ever had in Central or South America here.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The museum is a private collection of all things decorative basically during the colonial period. Very civilized parking adjacent the museum. Housed in a beautiful colonial convent. Temporary exhibits are usually interesting. Don't miss the Museo de la Estampa next door.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This a beautiful museum with great collections. You will love the decorative art they show. Temporary exhibitions are great aswell. The Library is small but try not to miss it. Right behind Bellas Artes Theater.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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100 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum is very unique, with a beautiful private collection of art, crafts and other items. It also hostess unique exhibitions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a lovely decorative arts museum located on the other side of Bellas Artes from the Zocalo. It has a wonderful collection of furniture, paintings, silver and ceramics.

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