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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

Nunez 40, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
01 (415) 1522 602
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Rosarito, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take your kids to these museum a must to see only 4 dlls . A little far walking and uphill place take a taxi

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A new museum, well thought out with gorgeous displays of varied types of toys all housed revolving around the architecture of an old building with exposed stone and skylights. The shop has some nice Mexican crafts and after traveling, we realized well priced too.

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San Miguel de Allende
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This amazing collection of toys and miniatures from all over Mexico is beautifully displayed and offers children and adults a glimpse of the charming toys made in Mexico. Many of these are antiques, but for the most part the toys are contemporary. It is a charming spot and has a great little store selling some of the toys seen in... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

For anyone with a creative streak, you've got to visit this place! Loads of hand made toys, very well laid out and organized, lots and lots to see. Four floors of artwork from hand woven straw to hand made dolls. Miniatures that were incredible, so much detail in these tiny pieces. Entrance fee is practically nothing! They are closed Mon-Tues... More

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Miami, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A surprising museum, devoted to toys but also what we decided was more folk art than toys. Beautifully crafted and whimsical artifacts from all over Mexico were worth seeing for lovers of such creations. Nicely displayed.

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San Jose, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I'm a big fan of Mexican folk art and this place has some great items from all over Mexico. Some are great and yet others are not. I was invited to go by my good friend Jaime Hernandez, who is a very talented artisan in SMA. He won third prize in one of the contest and it was a treat... More

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Jacksonville
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Didn't know what to expect, but was delighted with the variety and presentation of toys of all types!! Be sure to allow at least an hour or you'll feel rushed and like you missed something.

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Sydney
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Beautiful craftsmanship , lovely building , it showed the importance of toys and what they can produce for people.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is both a toy museum and a fanciful craft display. There are several floors displaying real toys and games that our Mexican acquaintances remember playing with as children and prize-winning, fanciful creations a child should not be allowed to touch without supervision. As my husband said, "Now I understand where magic realism comes from."

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It seemed silly to go to a toy museum, in particular given so many toys we say to buy were not well made. This place was awesome. Such amazing craftwork/artwork. Each of use (from 45 to 4 years old, really enjoyed looking at all the different toys and the work that went into them. This is really close the the... More

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