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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  • We were so impressed with the museum, I think it was one of the highlights of our visit. Having traveled all over Mexico, we think these artifacts represent the best of the best. Don't waste time at.....  more
    We were so impressed with the museum, I think it was one of the highlights of our visit. Having traveled all over Mexico, we think these artifacts represent the best of the best. Don't waste time at.....  more »
  • The architecture of the building and the first-class displays of art from all regions of Mexico make it a must-see. The exhibition of culture was explained in English and Spanish. We learned the... 
    The architecture of the building and the first-class displays of art from all regions of Mexico make it a must-see. The exhibition of culture was explained in English and Spanish. We learned the...  more »
  • Another gem in Mexico City. We could not get over how inspiring this collection of folk art is. Every gallery took our breath away. It also has a really nice gift shop. 
    Another gem in Mexico City. We could not get over how inspiring this collection of folk art is. Every gallery took our breath away. It also has a really nice gift shop.  more »
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  • This museum was super cool! I would definitely classify it as a must see. It’s not too far from other museums, so you could easily check it out in less than an hour. I had a great time here!
  • Didn't plan on coming here... but I was walking by and saw the eye-catching colours in the foyer. On a whim, I decided to check it out. It was so much better than I expected!!! Entry is cheap, free bag check, and not very many people. The art is all exceptional and the lighting/environment is perfect to showcase each piece. A great journey through Mexican history and culture via folk art. It took me just over 1 hour on my own, but definitely could spend more time if you really want to take everything in. Also, a very kind employee told me to keep my hoodie with me and I am glad they did because it is chilly inside. :)
  • I wish I could award even more stars to this stunning museum! To be honest, I was expecting to walk through and have seen what I wished to see in 15-30 minutes. As it was, we spent almost two hours in this remarkable museum. The building itself is remarkable for its clean, yet somehow innovative design which renders its exhibits all the more interesting. As to the exhibits? I believe pictures are worth thousands of words, yet the minimalist bit informative informational plaques were also well worth perusing. A real fine. I’m surprised the overall rating is t closer to the perfect five ⭐️ stars I have awarded it.
  • Amazing folk art museum. Tickets are 60 pesos, free entrance on Sundays. Definitely worth the visit. There are 3 floors in the museum, it will probably take you 1-1,5 hours
  • Very artistic and nice museum. Entry fee is 60$ per person. You'll need about 2 hours here. The only thing I would add: more explanations in English and honestly a better translator; a lot of texts were faulty.

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