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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: 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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This was FANTASTIC

True artisan work displayed. If you want a historical look at the hand crafted toys and how unique they are this is a must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

True artisan work displayed. If you want a historical look at the hand crafted toys and how unique they are this is a must see.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You spend no more than 1 hour to visit all the rooms, that are full of handmade toys, showing a little about Mexican culture. Not only toys, but also a great view from the city on the rooftop. It really worth if have kids!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a no touch toy museum. Not good for kids. We spent an hour there. It's a beautiful place and really great for adults. Just don't bring kids.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This visit reminded me the extremely happy childhood I had! My eyes almost burst in tears! The wooden toys, especially the little horses, were the ones that almost make me cry! But they have all kinds of very Mexican colorful dolls, chairs, tea sets, planes, cars etc. and they also display some "winner toy of the year" which I found... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I'm not even a kid, but the kid inside emerges once I went inside this colorful and historical experience of Mexican toy making. And they have a gift shop where you can take home a little toy for yourself!

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Farmville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We walk by this museum every day, and from the outside it looks unimposing. Yesterday because of the rain, we decided to walk over and go through the museum, and boy were we surprised! The extensive toy collection, which is very colorful and has been displayed very creatively, was amazing, and was situated on 3-4 floors of an older home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The history of the children's toys was so emotional to me. Everything was so well made, lots of color and workable. It made me feel like a lucky kid again.

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Thank Laurel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

This was our third visit to this delightful toy experience. Kids of all ages will love the variety and extensive exhibits of non-electrical, handmade toys representing various cultures of the different states in Mexico. The exhibits are extremely artful and well designed. The gift shop has wonderful representations of the toys in the museum. Very convenient to the Centro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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