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Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

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Address: Avenida Hidalgo 45 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06300, Mexico
Phone Number: 55182266
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Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large...

Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large collection of colonial art.

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small specialized museum

more of a design museum than a traditional fine arts museum. when visited there was an international poster biennial that was impressive. the rest of the museum was pleasant and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Laxsmi d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went there as it's just a few steps from Bellas Artes, the house is beautiful but while visiting the temporary exhibition we noticed there were dozens of pieces missing without any label or explanation, none of the screens in any room were on, and loads of staff were working on random rooms with power tools and materials on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

more of a design museum than a traditional fine arts museum. when visited there was an international poster biennial that was impressive. the rest of the museum was pleasant and spread out on two levels.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The physical building is gorgeous with it's columns, large patio with a fountain and wooden floors indoors. Th collection is fantastic because it gives a good insight on culture and aesthetics of colonial Mexico. Plus the location is great to explore other downtown sights.

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Thank Fmahout
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Interesting and vast collection of antiquities which Mr Franz Meyer collected over a lifetime, shipping in items from all around the world. This museum shows only a fraction of what he amassed, incredible!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I atolladero do y understand how this hace suco a Good reviews. It's not bad but if you compare with other museums maybe it's not that good. I think that could be cool more for designers. I spend just 40 min there and was more that I thought. Ok if you have time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stunning collections and setting, this is somewhat of a hidden gem, hiding in plain sight, in the heart of Mexico City. The dreamy and romantic courtyard is leafy and green with a lovely cafe adjacent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

A great collection in a very beautiful historical building. For people who really enjoy furniture, dishes, cup and many other "day to day" objects that are also art, this is a great place to visit. As well, anyone who wants to know mexican history along with decorative arts this museum is a MUST. Also, this museum has one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We saw a fine exhibtiion of modern chairs, a surprise, as we had gone there for the older material. A few objects stand out: a map/screen of Mexico City; some impressive inlaid furniture from the 18th/19th centuries.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This museum should be really good. It is in a wonderful building and has a wide range of exhibits. The library is particularly impressive. However the layout is confusing and it is poorly signposted. There are also no signs for non-Spanish visitors and that all makes it a confusing place to visit. What a pity that they do not do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

You should visit this museum and you will not be disappointed. Small place with outstanding collections.

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