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Museo de Arte Popular

Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Unbelievably sweet and friendly docent who did not speak a word of English, but was adorable. This museum is a gem. It was my only not-to-miss destination and I was correct in that assumption. Finely crafted textiles, embroidery, weaving, basketry and hats, carvings, masks, and ceramics of every style, including a large and breathtaking exhibit of Majolica. There was a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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181 reviews 181 reviews
67 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

This small museum contains a wide range if first class costumes and artifacts from all over the country. It is sadly underutilized as we were the only guests to visit one day. Well worth a trip if you are in the vicinity.

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Portland, Maine
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71 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This museum is free and it is quite interesting. Some of the pieces show the most amazing detail. There are some quintessential works that represent Mexico. There were many styles that were unfamiliar to us as well. It was very colorful.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Don't need to be big to be great. A great cross-section of fine Mexican folk art. Do not miss the Nativity Room off the entrance and the amazing piece that appears to be fine stitch work but is actually thousands of tiny feathers. Upstairs, the galleries have some of the finest Mexican ceramic work I've seen. The staff is really... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

And the building is interesting, architecturally. If you are crazy about Xmas, you'll love all of the different under-the-tree holy family sets.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The exhibits were wonderful. They were not limited to Yucatan. This is really a museum of popular art of Mexico. The staff was very helpful and interesting to talk with. Be sure to check out their hours before going. It's at Calle 50-A and Calle 57. Next door, is a very good restaurant, Restaurante Los Almendros.

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Beautiful examples of Mexican art from most states and an amazing exhibit of Nacemientos! We loved it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We were happy to stop into this free museum displaying folk art from all over Mexico. The collection was small but comprehensive. There are information cards in English. The cases are not numbered so we had some fun figuring out which card went with which case. We watched a very nice short film in Spanish about one of the silverworking... More

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Seattle WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A small but rich collection of Yucatán art, superbly presented. My personal favorite of all the museums we visited. Well worth the side trip. Don't miss it.

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Courtenay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We recently stumbled upon this small Museum while exploring the Barrio Mejorada just east of the Plaza Grande. The exhibits were very impressive, with artwork of woven Yucatan clothing, pottery, miniatures and other items. Nearby this Museum is another small Museum, the Museo de La Cancion, which traces the music of Merida and areas throughout history. If you want to... More

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