Museo de Arte Popular

#9 in Best Things To Do in Mexico City
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Key Info

Revillagigedo 11, Colonia Centro, Centro

Price & Hours

60 pesos (about $3); free for kids 17 and younger
Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Wed 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Details

Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

This folk art museum features handicrafts from all across Mexico and details the country's history and its many cultures. Exhibits include glasswork from Tecali, pottery from Michoacán, masks from Chiapas and alebrijes, the colorful painted animal figures from Oaxaca, among other treasures. Make sure to take a look at the building itself – the 1920s art deco building was the former headquarters of the fire department.

Recent visitors said this is a lovely place to enjoy traditional folk art and say not to miss the gift shop for souvenirs – it has unique pieces that you won't find elsewhere.

The museum is located in the historic center, across from the Alameda Central Park and near the Juárez, Hidalgo and Bellas Artes metro stops. It is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Wednesday, when it stays open until 9 p.m. Tickets cost 60 pesos (about $3). Kids 17 and younger enjoy free admission. On Sunday, admission is free for all. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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