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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 2602
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A Must See if you have Kids

We stopped in to La Esquina museum on our way back from the playground at Benito Juarez Park. My... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Marcus J
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What a find.

This is an incredible museum. It is easy to miss but very worth your time. Many amazing items from... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
LarryMichigan
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Boquete, Panama
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"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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“folk art” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Nunez 40 | Centro, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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+52 415 152 2602
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to La Esquina museum on our way back from the playground at Benito Juarez Park. My seven year old LOVED this museum though he had a hard time not touching everything! There are three floors of toys and an area where they...More

Thank Marcus J
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is an incredible museum. It is easy to miss but very worth your time. Many amazing items from the past and present.

Thank LarryMichigan
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

You won't believe all the different toys that are made all over Mexico, each with their local style from that area of Mexico. Look from the miniature chess set. The detail is unreal. I have a new appreciation for handi-crafts now.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were hoping to see toys that kids had actually played with, and there is a tiny room with a few toys that kids can enjoy, but everything else was created to be a fine example of Mexican artistry. There are many miniatures painted with...More

Thank Helen711
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

San Miguel Allende has it’s magical corners, one of this is The Mexican Toy Museum. In a beautiful colonial building, you can see the history of the toy in Mexico. Tons of creativity and color that dance behelded by the beauty of Mexican artisan hands....More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We tried to tour the museum but they were closing so we went to their gift shop instead. It is two small rooms and they have some fun and interesting items for sale.

Thank svsp
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were a little disappointed when we finished the first floor of this toy museum, but then we realized it went on and on for four floors and a lot of little side rooms. It really is a museum of folk art, and has some...More

Thank Seth G
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a wonderful collection of Mexican folk art toys, from all over the country. Delightful, with an excellent gift shop.

Thank lauraphrazer
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Charming museum of a variety of local toys. There were toys that were simple to some that were very intricate. The selection was well displayed by category over several floors. One appreciates the craftsmanship of Mexico in a simpler time. I love the concept of...More

Thank Byron R
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Located at the corner of Nunez and St Francisco, this cozy space divided into 6 or seven halls show many of the traditional handcrafted toys from different regions of Mexico and different techniques as well. Is not curated as a museum but as a big...More

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