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Museo de Arte Popular

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Address: Revillagigedo 11, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 5521-2951
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Very nice museum!

We came there the day when it was for free and there were some events going on in there. They have nice pinata exhibition, but I did not understand why we could not go around them... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Monika S
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came there the day when it was for free and there were some events going on in there. They have nice pinata exhibition, but I did not understand why we could not go around them (the guard was telling us to go). We saw very little unfortunately, because of those events going on, the guards make all museum guests... More 

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Thank Monika S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum and is easy to walk around - when we visited it was free, and there were quite a lot of visitors.

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Thank MPWharton
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to get an overview of Mexican folk art. Some fabulous alebrijes. There is a very good section on the day of the dead. I particularly enjoyed the sekection of masks from Michoacan. Great fun.

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Thank vpcanouk
Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Mexican artisans are very good, and some are true artists. This museum showcases the latter in a high-quality venue. The building is art deco, it used to be -incredibly- the fire department at the beginning of the 20th century. Through the work of a team coming from different fields of expertise, well-chosen, exquisite pieces are shown. Really worth the visit.

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Thank CuchisMexico
Robertsbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. A riot of colour and fascinating exhibitions, including a large section on opera featuring the costumes and pages of the original manuscript of a Mexican piece entitled "Ambroso". Very good souvenir and gift shop selling quality items.

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Thank Mhairi L
Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you love folk art this is the place to go in DF. So many wonderful exhibits including the ever popular alebrijes and the Volkswagen encrusted with beads. Bonus...the descriptions are in Spanish and English.

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Thank RegD1945
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing place for locals and tourist. I came here with my wife and we loved this place, amazing exhibition and close to the handcraft market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum where you'll be able to explore and learn about Mexican popular art. You'll find three floors displaying different kind of art, the souvenirs shop it's nice but way too expensive, if you want to find these kind of products, go to La Ciudadela, unless you want some specific item from the museum shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must see for my son and I every time we are in Mexico City. We may even be looking at the same exhibits that we have seen in the past but we see new details or understand the deeper cultural meanings. Love the museum. Very accessible, not pretentious and wonderful gift store that I just can't... More 

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Thank Karen M
Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very nice museum situated in a modern building, quite "must see", for those who are interested in Mexican popular culture.

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