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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Unique artwork and a really good price!

The museum is in a good location in the centre, and only costs $40 pesos to get in. The art is very unique and they tell you the history of how there art work evolved over time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Eleanor S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is in a good location in the centre, and only costs $40 pesos to get in. The art is very unique and they tell you the history of how there art work evolved over time. Defiantly worth a see if you have a spare hour or 2

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Thank Eleanor S
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course all these are individual judgments but let me be the dissenter here. This is more handicraft then art and although the presentation places the artifact in good lights there are few that I wished I could bring home. After a few rooms people tend to walk by and barely stop. All those in our party for instance walked... More 

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Thank Philippe J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum offers an excellent overview on Mexican artisans. The museum shop has an amazing selection of wonderful items. If you're looking for souvenirs, forget about the Artisan Mercardos all over town, this is the place to go!

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Thank Helmut H
Brooklyn NY`
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fabulous museum houses work from artisans all over Mexico, many from the state of Michoacan, which is home to, arguably, the best artisans in Mexico. Don't miss the bizarre Last Suppers from Ocumicho, the masks from Guerrero and the Huichol beaded covered VW bug. All in all, eye opening.

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Thank mhughu
Boston MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want an overview of the myriad of cultures in Mexico this is an excellent start. Definitely go if downtown. Shop is also full of great things in all price ranges.

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Thank JEnriquez
Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A different experience for the svante guard art lover. The work is colorful, exotic and well worth a visit

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Thank robert f
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exciting permanent collection – trees of life, miniatures, day of the dead statues, animal representations, etc. Allow enough time to enjoy everything.

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Thank Elisabeth S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much of the art was a little funky for me. My very favorite part was the gardens -- the garden sculptures are FAR superior to the art that is inside the building

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Thank steve s
Northport, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

wonderfully presented displays of folk art. helpful bilingual descriptions add some depth. a great opportunity to see quality examples of the artistic crafts you will run-into through the country. a nice break from the all the fine art museums in the area. great gift shop offers quality at a fair price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Mexico City to see art by Rivera, Khalo, Varos etc and really enjoyed those sites, however in some ways this museum was the most inspiring. A vast range of colourful "folk art" in a beautiful, accessible building with a very good gift shop.

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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.