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Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

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Address: Avenida Hidalgo 45 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06300, Mexico
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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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In my opinion, the best Museum in Mexico City

Franz Mayer, a German industrialist in, I think, the early 20th century, put together an amazing collection of the best Mexican objets d'art from the 17th and 18th centuries... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Franz Mayer, a German industrialist in, I think, the early 20th century, put together an amazing collection of the best Mexican objets d'art from the 17th and 18th centuries - wonderful furniture, silver, ceramics - every medium - all of the best quality. And beautifully displayed. The eye of a private collector is always interesting - but Mayer's eye was... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

If you like ceramic arts, silver, glassware and other show-off pleasures of the best crafts people you will love this place. The furniture alone is worth a visit. But my favorite was a special exhibit of humorous wood and metal sculpture. There's a nice cafeteria too, with seating just off the tranquil inner patio. A sweet spot not far from... More 

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1 Thank Barbshawtravels
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The collection is delicate and very refines. It represents some very exquisite Mexican antiques. The building is part of the collection. The museum is across the street from Bellas Artes.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place is hidden from view on the north side of Alameda Square between two churches kitty corner from the Arts Museum. It is wonderful. The plaza with a coffee shop is worth a visit all by itself.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem in downtown Mexico. It specializes in decorative arts and usually has good additional exhibitions. The house and central patio are amazing.

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1 Thank MTorre
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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Reviewed 2 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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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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1 Thank Fmahout
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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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Reviewed 6 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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