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Address: Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
Phone Number: 524151522602
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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excellent and fun museum

Taking my grandson august 2016. I visited last year 2015 while attending Spanish AHS immersion! It was great and alot of fun to visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Patti R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taking my grandson august 2016. I visited last year 2015 while attending Spanish AHS immersion! It was great and alot of fun to visit!

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Thank Patti R
Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start by saying this is not a child-friendly toy museum. Most of the toys are behind glasses, far away from the kids' reach and with more of a historical and aesthetic purpose. I do believe this museum would be mostly enjoyed by older kids (10+), young adults and adults who enjoy crafts and Mexican culture. That being said,... More 

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Thank ereys
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really nice Museum, The whole house is so beautiful with great details everywhere. I loved all the Mexican toys.

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Thank becerril264
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nice to know that the traditional skill of handcrafted toys is alive and well! This is not a museum of antique toys, but rather items from all over Mexico demonstrating the craftmanship and art of hand made toys. It was fun to see the handiwork and beautiful pieces. It was a first-class operation and I highly recommend it, even... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I loved this museum because it's not only old toys but they encourage modern toy makers by having contests and exhibitions. They also show toys from various regions of the country. It's a delightful visit for kids and adults alike.

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Thank Lee R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful museum to experience while in San Miguel de Allende; Took me back to my childhood days of playing with my tea set. Great for every age group. There is even an area for children to play and a roof terrace with wonderful view of the city, churches, etc. Have fun!

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Thank JanBoger
Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

we have visited La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum several times. The array of hand crafted folk toys is a delight and photos are permitted. This collection is a testament to ingenuity. And there is a small store where visitors can purchase interesting toys for personal collections or for gifts for young ones. Don't miss out.

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Thank folktraveler
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a great little museum and gift shop full of traditional and modern Mexican toys. Always changing and a joy to wander through. A chance to learn about family culture and appreciate the creativity and colour that permeates all of Mexican life.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We visited mid week in May and it was worth the 30 pesos to see this unique collection of toys from all over Mexico. Great displays and a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. Make sure you take in the views from the rooftop over the city. Plan on spending 60-90 minutes wandering through this delightful and unique... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The workmanship and creativity of the artists-creators makes this an experience anyone with an appreciation for craft and ingenuity can appreciate. You don't need a child's eyes to appreciate the magic.

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