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Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

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Address: Calle 2 sur 708, Puebla 72000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 222 229 3850
Today
10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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This museum houses numerous artifacts and pieces of art from pre-Columbian...

This museum houses numerous artifacts and pieces of art from pre-Columbian and colonial times.

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Very interesting museum.

The Amparo museum has a great deal of interesting exhibits depicting the Maya and other ancient civilizations of Mexico. Lots of artifacts. One wall had a timeline comparing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
John D
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Mexicali, Mexico
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Mexicali, Mexico
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Amparo museum has a great deal of interesting exhibits depicting the Maya and other ancient civilizations of Mexico. Lots of artifacts. One wall had a timeline comparing developments in Mexico with developments at the same time in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific islands. They also had video of people speaking Maya... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice museum with excellent views from their terrace. Very helpful staff and very complete and interesting exhibitions.

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Osaka, Japan
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New museum. Great collection. Rooftop views are amazing. Cafe on top is very good. A must in Puebla.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please do not miss going to the roof top of the museum there is an awesome cafe, go there after your museum visit and enjoy the marvelous view of the city.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent collection of pre Columbian artefacts well displayed with very good audio explanation available. The place to go to get a handle on Mexico before the days of Cortes.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

40 pesos included the audio guide, which was just for the Mesoamerican section, and entry. It was well worth it. For me this was the most interesting section and I really enjoyed the cafe and views from the roof. I did feel very watched during my visit and while the staff members in each room were friendly, I would have... More 

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Tehuacan, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant, three blocks from Zocalo, and easy to find. It's 35 pesos to enter, and is worth every penny! The exhibits range from early mesoamerican art to a pretty colonial era apartment/house. I spent two hours in there, and would only warn people who can't speak Spanish that they should probably take the audio tour. I was fine without... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

On a beautiful sunny afternoon at sunset the rooftop bar/cafe at the Amporo is a chilled out, relaxed place to enjoy a beer, cocktail or even a tequila as the sun sets. With expansive 360 degree views of the city rooftops and church steeples you can also take in the majestic red, pink and blue sky colours of the setting... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Museo Amparo has a good permanent exhibition on Mexican history and changing modern art exhibitions. On the roof they have a very nice café where you have a good view on the town. Certainly worthwhile to visit when in Puebla and you like modern art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum. Free on Sunday's. Great for understanding local history. Don't laugh too loudly though - I got told off! Amazing view from roof terrace

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