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Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

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Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large collection of colonial art.
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Avenida Hidalgo 45 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06300, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
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All reviews decorative arts temporary exhibits tim burton wonderful collection talavera pottery colonial era private collection beautiful objects gift shop is worth a visit nice place to visit courtyard meyer library centuries century mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really loved this little museum. The courtyard is beautiful and a restful oasis amid the bustle of the historic district, and the collection was much larger than I originally expected. I liked that they had a nice mix of older pieces with more modern...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful spot to get off street and away from the crowds. Tthere is a wonderful exhibit of "conscientious" posters from around the world, many of which are stunning and sobering at the same time. This exhibit was one of our favorites on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RokiHa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am in the art/design industry, so Le Boyfriend gets dragged to a lot of design museums. He genuinely enjoyed the Franz Mayer. Beautiful collection of both of European and native furniture, pottery, silver, etc. Lovely airy courtyard. As another review mentioned, there are no...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

This delightful museum is incredibly pleasant, great to see how one person's love of an adopted country can have such a magnificent effect in the future.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

Tapestries, candlesticks, writing tables, porcelain vases, chairs, thrones, crowns, and all the silver and gold you can imagine. This was a refreshing change of pace from the Frida/Diego/muralist painting scene that dominates here in Mexico City. It was fun to imagine the decorative arts of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

A lot to see but poorly organised. Almost no explanation in Spanish or in English. Good if you hav3 nothing better to do.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

The building and it's history was interesting to me. It was used as a hospital among many other things and it's a great location to display the decorative arts in the collection. When we visited, the courtyard was posters of all imaginable types. Be sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This museum gives you a glimpse of the daily lives of wealthy people in the "New Spain". Very interesting. AND - stop at the cafeteria for a cappuccino and pastry!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This surprising museum is full of beautiful objects and art from around the world, and is well worth a visit. The on-site cafe is a quiet spot for a good lunch.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a nice spot to visit . There is a nice collection of colonial art and every Tuesday is entrance free.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Frances M
September 24, 2018|
Response from margaretsI3228QX | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is in a courtyard inside the Museo Franz Meyer. You will pay admission to get to it. It will open a little later than the museum and close as much as several hours before the museum. It is a small cafe with... More