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Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

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Address: Calle 2 sur 708, Puebla 72000, Mexico
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+52 222 229 3850
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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This museum houses numerous artifacts and pieces of art from pre-Columbian...

This museum houses numerous artifacts and pieces of art from pre-Columbian and colonial times.

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Great Terrace

If you go to Puebla you need to visit Amparo and have a coffee or a drink on the terrace. I went on a Monday and was surprised that it was free. Although it was a little chilly in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go to Puebla you need to visit Amparo and have a coffee or a drink on the terrace. I went on a Monday and was surprised that it was free. Although it was a little chilly in the morning when we arrived, by one the temperature was ideal to spend some time at the terrace.

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Thank Jason W
MEXICO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss it it is a great museum located on a remodel 200 year old building breath taking views from the top terrace with a bar a good food enjoy!

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Puebla, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice collections great explanation and pieces only problem not enough spaces for disable people what may difficult their appreciation

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is laid out so well. The art pieces are fantastic but the videos they show really add a lot. I had visited a pyramid outside of Cuernavaca and seen the juegos de pelota fields but didn't have any idea how they played. This museum showed a video of it. I loved all the school children who were there... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

small,quiet and informative. entrance fee is cheap. easy to find on the street near the plaza paring in the center.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was opened 2 years ago and is brilliant. A timeline comparing developments in art between Mexico and the rest of the world was incredibly well done; wish I had a copy. The permanent collection is filled with incredible works of art but the big thing is the audio guide, which was probably one of the best we've ever... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clever design exhibit well laid out. Wonderful collection. The modern component was not to my taste but it was thoughtfully incorporated. Nice restaurant in enclosed courtyard.

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Yorkshire,England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of two must see places on my whistle-stop one night visit to Puebla. Set in what looks like a traditional building it has exhibits in what look like modern wings so blending traditional with modern. Some of the permanent collection reminds me of Mexico City Museum of Anthropology so if you must that take this. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are numerous museums in Puebla, including the stunning new, and world class, Museum of the Baroque, but if you only go to one, this would be my choice. We spent three hours pouring over their breath taking pre-Columbian collection, then had a light lunch in their rooftop cafe with its marvelous views. Admittedly the collection is more pan-Mexican than... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Amparo museum has a great deal of interesting exhibits depicting the Maya and other ancient civilizations of Mexico. Lots of artifacts. One wall had a timeline comparing developments in Mexico with developments at the same time in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific islands. They also had video of people speaking Maya... More 

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