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Museo de Arte Popular

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Address: Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an intimate museum of high-quality folk art arranged well. AC is very cold. No refreshments. On the pleasant Plaza Mejorada.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an intimate museum of high-quality folk art arranged well. AC is very cold. No refreshments. On the pleasant Plaza Mejorada.

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York Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must for people exploring the treasures of Merida. Colorful, fun pieces of art which depict a way of life with so much love and enthusiasm. Many different art mediums used to create the crèche which were all on display......fascinating to see the interpretations and beautiful. Admission is free and the patrons are allowed to take photographs.... More 

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum houses a charming collection of beautiful work by skilled artisans: clothing, carvings, ceramics, etc. It is uncrowded and you can wander through at your leisure. Admission is free and there is a small gift shop.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...and only went here because we happened to walk by. Glad we went in! The Museo de Arte Popular is fantastic! Kind of small but packs a punch! Do it! Do it! Do it!

Thank W K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

This small and colorful Museum can be visited in about an hour. It is filled with all kinds of artful examples. The temporary exhibits are always interesting and the permanent exhibits, which we have visited in each of our four trips to Merida, have always been impressive. Just a short walk from the Grand Plaza, this Museum offers an entertaining... More 

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Olathe, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

This may be my favorite place in Merida. I love the folk art of Mexico and it's all here displayed by region. Can't believe it's free to visit. I thought we'd spend an hour...and three hours later we finally left.

Thank KSCoral
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

Free museum: items made by current master craftsmen and women. Absolutely beautiful carving, textiles, pottery, etc. Well worth a visit

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Lovely displays of folk art and other things that show local culture. Unfortunately, we were there too early to see the nativity folk art exhibit (being set up for mid-December), which is well worth seeing if you're in Merida at the time. Also a pretty decent museum store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

On a pretty square with several small restaurants. Great way to pass an hour or two. As you enter the museum, there is a video viewing room to the right which shows short videos on the techniques of several very skilled artists. The museum has signage in English and Spanish, which was really helpful, and a great collection of folk... More 

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Grand Junction
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

This museum has Mexican folk art. It's not large, and it's a nice way to spend an hour. It's a little out of the way, but not a bad walk from the main square. If you're there around lunch time, try Los Almendros for Mayan food.

Thank Mary K

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