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Museo de Arte Popular

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Address: Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small,but well worth the visit.

I arrived at this museum sweating buckets, somehow I got lost on all the numbered streets. Well, I found it and the staff there couldn't have been nicer. Lovely ceramics... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I arrived at this museum sweating buckets, somehow I got lost on all the numbered streets. Well, I found it and the staff there couldn't have been nicer. Lovely ceramics, textiles, paintings, and black clay vases. It's free and you won't regret seeing it !!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The staff was nice to give short introduction of the museo. You will be given a pamphlet to walk around the museo. Took 30 mins to look at the exhibits. Also visit the museum of yucatan music if possible it's just one block away!

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Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I think this little museum is often overlooked because it is a little further from the main plaza, but I find it a delightful display of Mexican folk art. It is free and always a nice refreshing reprieve from the heat since it is air conditioned. It is 2 stories of folk art and their histories from various regions of... More 

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This little museum is a treasure. Admission is free, but the staff treats visitors like royalty- opening doors and giving directions every step of the way. The collection of artwork and textiles is truly amazing. It includes almost every variety of typical, traditional Mexican handicrafts you can think of, and the examples are all high quality. I would encourage anyone... More 

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Chicago, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Beautiful museum in interesting area. Pottery was best I've ever seen. Should explore whole area. Reasonable entrance fee. Won't be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I think I may have set my expectations too high with this one. The staff were really nice and helpful beyond belief but I didn't really find anything of interest to me there. I thought I'd done my research well on the place but was wrong.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Understated entry and small museum but so well done. The contents were exquisite and well-presented. Written English self-guide was appreciated and labels very helpful to understanding the displays.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Don't understand why the guide book referred to this as having pop art - it's folk art, much of it from the fabulous Banamex foundation. The permanent display covers every state, just about - embroidery from Chiapas, Oaxaca, pottery from Jalisco. And the special installation, of naciementos, was small but outstanding. The gift shop has the highest quality handicrafts that... More 

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New Harbor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The bulk of this small museum on two floors is devoted to contemporary pottery in traditional folk styles from many regions of Mexico. It is free and air-conditioned. Two of the 7 rooms are for temporary exhibits: when we visited it was an interesting seasonal display of nativity scenes made of various materials and pottery styles. A gift shop sells... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you like Mexican folk art, this is a must see. Although small, the museum has a fabulous selection of pottery, fabric and metal crafts from around Mexico in its permanent display areas. There is also an area downstairs for temporary exhibits. Great staff, housed in lovely old building, well worth the time to find and visit. Only small lack... More 

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Additional Information about Museo de Arte Popular

Address: Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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