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Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

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Address: Alemada Central, Mexico City, Mexico
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large...
Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large collection of colonial art.
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Excellent but... the temporal exhibits

I have mixed feeling about this museum, but actually its very simple: the permanent collection is good, but not great, actually the way it's shown it's not very visitor friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Bloomfield Hills
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160 reviews 160 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Disappointed in this museum which I had heard good things a out. Nothing exciting. Unfortunately a new exhibit was going up and may have been better. Try Museo de la Estampa next door for first class graphic works.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have mixed feeling about this museum, but actually its very simple: the permanent collection is good, but not great, actually the way it's shown it's not very visitor friendly; a lot of pieces can be seen in churches or other locations. However the temporal exhibits are a completely different story, when we visit the museum there were three at... More 

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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

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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26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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