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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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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Fun, whimsical art with its history

This is a fun museum full of colorful art yet historical development of Mexico's art forms. Yes. It's a must since Palacio De Bella's Artes is just around the corner. It costs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun museum full of colorful art yet historical development of Mexico's art forms. Yes. It's a must since Palacio De Bella's Artes is just around the corner. It costs $ 40 MX per person, I was allowed to bring in small drawstring backpack that had my water bottle. After visiting other fine arts and anthropological museum, this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a delight. From the smiling skeletal grandma rocking in her chair (one of many Day of the Dead commemoratives) to the bead-covered VW beetle, this museum is a pure delight and a great educational experience. The museum is beautifully laid out, informative without being overwhelming. The objects represent the country beautifully. Don't miss the Tree of Life displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pardon the pun in the title, but if you like folk art at all - 'people's art' - you will love this. It's one of the most vibrant collections of art I've seen, and if I lived in Mexico City, it's probably the museum I'd come back to the most often.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is one of my favorites in Mexico City . It is full of Folk art from around the country .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this museum. This is art of the people- crafts and folk art. The building is a very clean and well designed space. All of us enjoyed our time here and found works that we loved. The kids got a kick out of the pinatas hanging in the atrium area. The art included so much variety: ceramics, miniatures, textiles,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this museum after Christmas and liked it very much. It is cheap and conveniently located near Palacio de Bellas Artes. We liked the section with the "calaveras". Very typical of Mexico. But we found the gift shop to be very expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than a folk art museum, it also has many fine Mexican crafts such as weaving, textiles, ceramics, that are not technically folk art. But the folk art is also fascinating. All well displayed. Discount for students.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of my favorite spots/museums in Mexico City! Wonderful displays, fascinating pieces. I loved the beautiful clean white walls and flowing ceiling fabric with day light coming through juxtaposed with all the colorful art. Nice use of large Plexiglas display cubes. It's whimsical and charming. Don't miss this spot. Also, excellent gift shop on 1st floor, beautiful hand-crafted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small Museum shows the visitor a grand and marvelous collection of handcrafted articles from all of Mexico. From pottery to silver and woolen arts, clothes and what not.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This truly the art of the people, expressing themselves and their culture in dozens of surprising ways.

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