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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

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Address: Nunez 40, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Phone Number: 01 (415) 1522 602
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Amazingly well-designed and operated museum

View Mexico from a different angle by being exposed to traditional toys across various mediums of construction. The staff is friendly and very well informed, and the building is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

View Mexico from a different angle by being exposed to traditional toys across various mediums of construction. The staff is friendly and very well informed, and the building is gorgeously designed and maintained. Notice the detail in the toys, the information, and every other aspect including the ambient music (also traditional Mexican children's songs). Even the bathroom on the ground... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A gem of a museum in a beautifully converted home & an amazing collection & gift shop. A showcase of creativity, craftsmanship, & wit.

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Woodsboro, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The museum is located in a beautiful building. The displays are on several floors and range from small toys to collections of masks, woven toys/art, dolls, carved toys, mechanical toys, etc. It is an amazing display of playful art and design from all over Mexico. Descriptions are in English and Spanish. Very enjoyable visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A small, but interesting museum. Nominal entry fee. There are some entries in English which is helpful if your Spanish is like mine. Nice view of the city from the roof. Ask for La Esquina to find it if your not sure of the location. It's easy to find though. I went with someone totally uninterested so it would have... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

A perfectly sized museum with tons to interest people young and old. Especially loved the wood and paper mache portions of the museum. Head up to the top floor for sweeping views of the city!

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Long Beach, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a toy museum for adults as well as children. The hand crafted toys are works of art and represent a wide variety of Mexican crafts many if which are so labor-intensive that they will be lost in future generations. Bright, beautiful and incredibly creative and intricate - a must-see stop during any visit to SMA.

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Solana Beach, CA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A joy! and definitely not just for children. Delightful toys from all over Mexico created from many different natural materials. The exhibits are well laid out and and have information in both English and Spanish. Highly recommended.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a small museum worth the visit with a variety of toys and masks. The collection is varied. It is right up from the Jardin.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had the privilege of attending the opening for La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum. What a beautiful building and an outstanding collection of Mexican toys. The displays are incredible. We weren't really sure about going to a Toy Museum but it totally astounded us. If you have the chance definitely have a look through this beautiful museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Do not miss this! Everything about it is delightful. The architecture and displays were subtle and professional, allowing the amazing variety and arrangement of toys to shine. The roof deck has splendid views. What a great setting it would be for a small cafe!

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