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. Add Museo de Arte Popular and other attractions to your Mexico City trip itinerary using our Mexico City vacation planner.
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  • Love this museum a lot. I learn so much from this museum in the cultural way and artistic way. Well described detail in each pieces the arts which make the visit enjoyable. I got to learn and understa...  more »
  • The Museum is located in a beautiful and spacious building. It has the essence of Mexican popular art, in its exhibitions since its inception and its evolution in history, especially liked the area of trees of life and alebrijes. They have a temporary exhibition on traditions, flora and fauna of the southeast of the country. It is a beautiful Museum, very Mexican. It has a boutique, with very interesting pieces.
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  • I went on a Sunday afternoon and was not full. On that day the ticket is free. Start the visit to this Museum of the highest to the lowest. Shows the popular Mexican traditions. Worth the visit. Is a few blocks from Alameda subway and Central Juarez.
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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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