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Museo de Arte Popular

Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I guess we thought that the exhibit at this museum would be the same every time, however they have varied artist and subject matter. We happened upon the Tonalo ceramic exhibit when we were there, and we happen to have a piece by one of the artists, so it was a successful visit!

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La Quinta, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

They are trying, so lets give them an A for effort, but by and large, not a great Museum, we wanted to cool off for a while and thought this would be nice but it was very elementary and mediocre.sorry...

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great free museum, with friendly staff, helpful information, and a wide collection of folk art. It's definitely worth the trip if you haven't been to similar museums in other parts of the country. The items in the collections are very similar (some are identical) to the museum in nearby Izamal, and less extensive than a similar museum we went... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a small but lovely museum 10 minute walking time from the main square (Zocalo) and Cathedral, on the corner of a little sleepy square. The museum is free and only comprises 7 rooms for the permanent collection + 2 rooms for special exhibits, and so will not take you more than 45 minutes. While by no means exhaustive... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
68 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
77 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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