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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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Such a joy

This little museum has one of the best collections of Mexican folk art I have ever seen. The toy collection is magical and the building itself is beautiful. Be sure to visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This little museum has one of the best collections of Mexican folk art I have ever seen. The toy collection is magical and the building itself is beautiful. Be sure to visit the patio on the roof too.

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La Jolla, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you appreciate toys and folk art, this is a great 3 story "museum" to get your old fashioned toy fix. It was very interesting to see so many handmade and wonderful toys.

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Chicago, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Spent several hours wandering around looking at a huge variety of hand crafted toys from all over Mexico. Toys of every description from dolls to straw cars and trucks. Truly imaginative and wonderful collection. Something for every child from 5 to 65! BTW a great roof pavilion to overlook SMA!

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Belmont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Take time to visit this charming museum. Lots of fun things to see. Loved the guitars ornamented variously by straw, glass beads, etc. Prostitue dolls were a bit unnerving, but as we were told, the profession was very evident on streets at the time! Stairs here.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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