Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico City

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Explore the world of vibrant Mexican folk art at Museo de Arte Popular. Established in 2006 in an Art Deco-style building, the museum is dedicated to preserving and restoring traditional arts and crafts from various regions of the country. Discover an array of Mexican traditional crafts displayed by theme, and read information--both in Spanish and English--about the origins of the vibrant pieces. The museum showcases striking textiles and ceramics, woodcarvings, glassware, and collections of traditional costumes and papier-mache art. Our Mexico City vacation planner makes visiting Museo de Arte Popular and other Mexico City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This museum has all the cool kitchy and contemporary Mexican art that you can buy in the store afterwards. Starting with the full-size bead-encrusted Volkswagon beetle, we enjoyed this museum all the ...  more »
  • Mexican folk art is very diverse, rich and sophisticated, here is the best of the best of this art. It is a place of exceptional and without crowds. I highly recommend it
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  • To go to Mexico City and not experience this museum would be sad. I cannot believe I had not visited on previous trips. It is like visiting so many areas of Mexico in one place. The videos are excelle...  more »
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  • I went with my two kids (7 & 9) after passing the museum several times and peeking at the colorful creatures through the windows. The museum was bright and the exhibits cleverly displayed. Even my kids, who are NOT museum people, were calling me over to point out their favorite skeletons and scary masks and wanted pictures with them. I enjoyed the display of traditional clothing. If you are with young children and a big museum is overwhelming, but you crave a little culture, this could do the trick. We probably spent 45 minutes there going pretty fast and skipping a floor. (PS "La Gloria" right across the street has a good breakfast!)
  • Discovered this museum walking to another museum. Cost a couple of USD to enter. Very fun and interesting. Very well planned out. The gift shop is very tempting but I recommend using your discretion. There were some things we saw later that were cheaper but not by crazy amounts and you are supporting a museum.
  • Great place, with many exhibits and a wide range of media. Students and teachers enter for free
  • This museum is absolutely amazing! You won't learn much about history but you will see vibrant colors, shapes, and things that only peyote smokers have the imagination to conjure up. Highly recommend just for sheer visual pleasure.
  • What a fun and eclectic museum, my favourite is Mexico City! Don't miss it

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Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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