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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

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Address: Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 415 152 2602
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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"La Esquina", Mexican Folk toy museum, is a cultural institution...

"La Esquina", Mexican Folk toy museum, is a cultural institution devoted to preserve Mexican toys and playful domains. In order to spread its collection , that consists by more than one thousand objects, this first in its genre country-wide museum was created to permanently-wise exhibit, this rustic toy heritage acquired by Angélica Tijerina over the course of fifty years. The toys are considered samples of the artisans production history in México.

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Fascinating collection

These toys are folk art representing a high level of craftsmanship, rather than the mass manufacturing representative of North American toys. The collection is large, amusing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

These toys are folk art representing a high level of craftsmanship, rather than the mass manufacturing representative of North American toys. The collection is large, amusing, interesting, and well worth a visit.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great collection of mexican toys. It is incredible how well maintain they are. You can see all kind of toys, some of them will remind you of your childhood. You have to buy something at the souvenir store, they an extensive inventory of toys and they are not expensive.

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Thank SuzDT
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rich source for Mexican history from a in your face three story toy museum. Don't miss this opportunity to visually take in collective museum quality pieces of this important part of Mexican culture. Not just intended for the little people, but here is something for all. The roof top terrace is a great view of SMD and relaxing sit.

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Winnipegosis, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a piece of plastic in sight at this excellent toy museum. Fun to see the toys of this interesting culture.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing museum! I had no ideas toys could be so interesting. Several floors/rooms of examples of primitive (Mexican toys all the way up to contemporary toys. Friendly, helpful staff. Freedom to wander as you'd like. Don't miss the view from the upstairs balcony. In fact, don't miss this museum!

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Thank TravelBearNC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can find an authentic Mexican toys with a lot of colorful and tradition. It is small and cheap

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we are older adults with no kids, I did not expect to enjoy this museum as much as I did. We actually learned a lot about the culture, manufacturing and artistic value of the toys and some history. Signs and descriptions in English were especially well done and interesting. The museum is larger than it first appears and is... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

San Miguel isn't loaded with 5 star sights. The town itself is it. But this museum was well laid out, had a large collection of toys, excellent view from the top, cheap to get in and not too far from the centre. Really impressed with the wooden toys - not an ipad or video game in site!

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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We happend to walk by the museum and decided to go in, without much idea as to what we were going to see. We had a very pleasant surprise! The museum although small is almost like a doll house in the sense of how well all the pieces are exhibited. They certainly give you a full picture of the rich... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Here you will found toys made in the ancient times by hand. Many were creative and made from unusual materials. This is not only a place for kids, but if you will see it with kids eyes you can spend a wonderful time there.

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