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Museo de Arte Popular

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Address: Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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What a gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Carri B
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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

This little gem of a museum is right next door to Los Almendros restaurant.....the original ....not the one in the Fiesta Americana hotel. This museum is well worth your time. For those of us who need English there are guide books that describe each room. Furthermore, each piece of folk art is labeled as to the artist .....or the location... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It should be #487 on 50-A, intersecting with 57. The address on this TA website would bring you to 53 and 50.

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Cincinnati
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Nice small museum filled with great folk art. We saw a special exhibition of nativity scenes because we visited in late December. They receintly move a block away from whot is listed on the tourist maps, but ask people and they will help you find this wonderful little place.

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