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Museo de Arte Popular

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Address: Revillagigedo 11, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 5521-2951
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This is a must if visiting Mexico City.Not a huge gallery but beautifully displayed.would have liked more information in English.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Arrowtown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must if visiting Mexico City.Not a huge gallery but beautifully displayed.would have liked more information in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a cool museum...and FREE on Sunday! At least it was on the Sunday we were there. It is FULL of ceramics, carved wood, Mexican opera costumes and traditional dress costumes, wild imaginary creature carvings and gorgeous textiles. It also has a large, well stocked craft gift shop. It's behind the Hilton in Centro Historico.

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1 Thank Robert B
Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing. It is full of beautiful pieces that show the intricate craftsmanship of the Mexican native people. Once you pay the small fee you can register and the kids get to complete a crossword scavenger hunt puzzle. MUST GO!!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For aficionados and collectors of folk art, the Museo de Arte Popular (MAP) is an indispensable stop on any Mexico City itinerary, second only to the anthropology museum in nearby Chapultepec Park. Examples of traditional regional art from across the country are gathered along several floors of this intelligently reconstructed former palace just below the Alameda. Whether your taste runs... More 

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2 Thank Kirk E
San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic cross section of folk art. This is a small and charming museum. We spent two hours and saw a lot. Each gallery contains written signage in english. I learned a lot. The gift shop has a great assortment of nicely curated Mexican made art - jewelery, clothing, paper and metal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this museum. The displays were very cool and it had lots of stereotypical Mexican pieces. It's probably quite touristy in this regard but...I'm a tourist! I loved the skeleton/skull collection and there were a lot of bright and colourful pieces. One drawback is that it's quite small but for only $40 pesos it was well worth it.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy this museum. I visited a few times and saw different exhibits each time. I would highly recommend it for families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be the neglected step-child of Mexico City's museums. Too bad. It's lovely. Small, but filled with interesting types of Mexican folk art. Sadly, many items are not labeled, and those that are labeled, give only the name of the item, the material used, and the donor's name. No date. No additional cultural reading. Some of the guards were... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment you step into the museum of popular art, you're immediately confronted with a huge colorful creature, which looks menacing but turns out to be harmless, after all it’s made from paper. It’s an alebrije, and so the journey into the wonderful colorful and varied Mexican arts and crafts begins. Three whole floors, six rooms full of devils, toys,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with a temporary and permanent expositions. Cold for the guardians that have to stay there in the cold art rooms... But refreshing for a hot turist.. You have to pay 5 pesos if you want to take photos with no flash. It is worthy a visit.

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This beautiful park was once the playground for the wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander around admiring the charming gardens and the sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may be time to visit one of the many cozy restaurants or cafés with its characteristic art nouveau facades to cool down and call it a day.