Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City

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An 18th century hospital today stands as Museo Franz Mayer, which presents one of the finest collections of decorative arts in Mexico. The art pieces mostly originate from the 16th through the 19th centuries and cover a variety of different art mediums such as ceramics, silverwork, furniture, sculpture, textiles, and paintings. The museum also hosts numerous exhibitions of design and photography. Marvel at the exquisite courtyard garden, featuring a large water fountain as the centrepiece. Take time to sip a coffee while reading a book in the house library, which is home to a large selection of antique and rare books. Plan your Museo Franz Mayer visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mexico City using our Mexico City vacation trip planner.
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  • This museum is a good size, not too large or too small. No sensory overload. A nice collection and special changing exhibits. It also has a pleasant cafe in the courtyard of the colonial building atta...  more »
  • Just in front of the Alameda Central, this museum stands, with gorgeous photo expositions and permanent ones that can be experienced within 2-3 hours of your time- in the midst of a very popular and t...  more »
  • Franz Mayer, a German industrialist in, I think, the early 20th century, put together an amazing collection of the best Mexican objets d'art from the 17th and 18th centuries - wonderful furniture, sil...  more »
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  • Very interesting to See the colonial Art collection he had. Beautiful Museum that completes the Puzzle of the Mexican history.
  • A collection of fine works of art spamming over 300 years! And a dam fine you at that. A must go for 50 peso. I was very surprised I went to 5 or 6 museo while in Mexico city. From painting,furniture, clothes and forged silver and gold. just go!
  • Fabulous. The history of the place and the variety of exhibitions they have. A must see if you're visiting the city.
  • One of the largest decorative arts collection in Latin America housed in a very beautiful historical building. This is a must go if you're visiting Mexico City
  • Love the whole place. Always something new to learn and have a great time.