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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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Spent 2-3 hours in the museum which was barely enough. It is absolutely jaw dropping fantastic. From the bead decorated VW bug in the entry to the Day of the Dead displays, this... read more

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USA
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199 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 2-3 hours in the museum which was barely enough. It is absolutely jaw dropping fantastic. From the bead decorated VW bug in the entry to the Day of the Dead displays, this museum shows the wonderful diversity and skill of Mexican artists. Kid love this museum, it is full of fantastic creatures, colorful toys, tiny miniatures, all sorts of... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A chance to see popular art from al areas of the country in one place. The space is airy and lit with natural light that makes it very attractive. Colorful, informative and well worth a visit. The items that can be purchased in the gift shop are unique and proceeds go to support local artisans throughout Mexico.

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Vancouver, Canada
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239 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you a big fan of the imagery that popularizes Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” – all those fanciful skulls and skeleton figures? Then you’ll want to spend an hour or two at the Museum of Modern Art. Along with extensive collections of plain and colourful skeleton figures, this museum features numerous galleries overflowing with “folk art” that portrays the... More 

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La Cadiere d'Azur, France
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of insight into the local culture. Plan on spending 2 hours to take-in most of the exhibits. In Centro Historico.

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Mexico
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mexico City is packed with great museums, and we've enjoyed many terrific visits to Franz Mayer, Olmedo, the Anthropology Museum, the Modern Art museum, Bellas Artes and more -- but when I want to spend an hour in a museum that leaves me very happy without having to think too much, this is my 'go to' place. The collection highlights... More 

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San Francisco
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love folk art, and are especially fond of Mexican folk art, so a trip to this museum was a must for us. We certainly were not disappointed. It was terrific. So much to see. A very nice gift shop as well.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're visiting Mexico City then this museum is a must see. It has some amazing and colorful traditional Mexican art work.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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193 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I would put this on the Must See list. It includes amazing exhibits of art/crafts from all regions of Mexico. There are excellent descriptions and interpretive material in both Spanish and English.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I loved this museum that shows so many of the typical artwork of Mexico. It was fun to see them all and I highly recommend anyone traveling to Mexico City to include this museum.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of our groups most favorite stops! We could've spent much longer here. Fascinating and extensive exhibits. Excellent gift shop although a great deal more expensive than the market at the zocalo.

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