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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:
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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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Wonderful Mexico City respite

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... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
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Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

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

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The place where is located this Museum in a beautiful and small square with several buildings (another museum, a church). This Museum is not big which allows small and different exhibits. Nice place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Beautiful, building, beautiful objects, very well displayed. In addition to the permanent collection, there were two excellent exhibitions: one on chairs and one on funcational pottery. The courtyard around the pottery show was particularly peaceful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

My husband and I enjoyed going through this museum, and felt it was worth the visit, although not spectacular. Afterwards, we purchased lunch in the courtyard, which was very nice (both the food and the location). I recommend this museum to others.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

This stunning large colonial mansion with a beautiful courtyard houses a wonderful collection of furniture, ceramics, paintings, rugs, silver, etc etc, that span several centuries and related to Mexican history. It is charming and well worth a visit. Locations is very near the Museo de Bellas Artes.

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

This is The ONE Museum you ought not to avoid in your visit to México City. The Museum offers the best exhibition of antique art you will ever find anywhere in Mexico City

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