Museo de Arte Popular, Mexico City

(4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My husband and I agreed that most of the pieces in this well-designed museum were stunningly beautiful. If you have any interest whatsoever in Mexican art, history, or handicrafts, don't miss this opp...  more »
  • This is a fun museum full of colorful art yet historical development of Mexico's art forms. Yes. It's a must since Palacio De Bella's Artes is just around the corner. It costs $ 40 MX per person, I wa...  more »
  • What a delight. From the smiling skeletal grandma rocking in her chair (one of many Day of the Dead commemoratives) to the bead-covered VW beetle, this museum is a pure delight and a great educational...  more »
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  • Amazing place for locals and tourist. I came here with my wife and we loved this place, amazing exhibition and close to the handcraft market.
  • Popular Art Musem it's located one bolck from Alameda Central right across from "Metropolitan" venue, it's easily spoted as the entance is guarded by two giant, colorful alebrijes. The museum has permanent exhibits that will take your breath away. The toured guides are extraordinary and help visitors focus on the details of each piece. Make sure to allow yourself a couple of hours to visit this museum. Tip: There are several lunch options around the corner.
  • This is a deserved rating for this museum. A fantastic cross section of Mexican culture and art on display across numerous floors. That said, it's not that big and a couple of hours would be enough to be there. Colouful and sublimely intricate would some it up in 2 words...
  • Amazing museum showcasing the rich, folkloric crafts and traditions of this beautiful country, Mexico. Prepare to be blown away by the creativity of these people. Nice gift shop as well!
  • Great stuff inside and out. Loved the creature parade on the top balcony.