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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
AnaH32
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Monterrey, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank Paul K
Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank AnaH32
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank 656isis
Farmville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank furnmtz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank RobinandDon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 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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Thank ereys
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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