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“Sums up the spectacular handicrafts of Mexico. wonderful”

Museo de Arte Popular
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Ranked #9 of 555 things to do in Mexico City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Desde su apertura al público, en marzo de 2006, el MAP se ha propuesto ser un referente indiscutible del arte popular mexicano, impulsándolo a través de sus exposiciones permanente, temporales e itinerantes; así como talleres para niños, artesanos y público en general; concursos, seminarios y actividades extra muros. Hoy en día resulta un magnífico escaparate de nuestras raíces, tradiciones y habilidades artísticas, que busca revalorar su riqueza y el trabajo de cerca de ocho millones de personas involucradas en los procesos artesanales, para el conocimiento y disfrute de las actuales y futuras generaciones. El público encuentra en el MAP un espacio único en su tipo; que al visitarlo, es como si realizara un recorrido por las diferentes regiones de México, poseedoras de entornos naturales, sociales, costumbres, tradiciones y estética propios.
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The Museo de Arte Popular is just two streets from the Alameda and has an address on Revillagigedo however, the entrance is not on that street but around the corner. On its three floors the vast handicrafts of Mexico have been divided into nine themes (not regionally). The themes include costume, religion, ceramics, etc. Like several museums in CDMX just looking at the presentation is worth the visit. The ground floor has a collection of floats and vehicles used in parades. If you are there at lunch time Mexico City´s tiny Chinatown is only a block or so away.

1  Thank Robert W
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"mexican artisans"
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"fun museum"
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited here as a pre-visit before I take my Grade 1 class here. The building is beautiful and airy and the museum is very well laid out. It was also free! There is so much Mexican art and culture to see, we were there a lot longer than we had planned to be. Great to take kids to.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This was one of my favorite museums in Mexico City. The vibrant colors and beautiful folk art pop off the stark white walls. The atrium with the large skylight illuminates the courtyard and the adjoining open halls. Hanging in the courtyard are many large colorful kites. The building was a former fire station and the architecture is as interesting as the art. One of my favorite sections is the day of the dead collection as well as the ceremonial masks. This museum is located near Alameda Central Park and a must visit.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The museum is so very beautiful and packed with Mexican folk art! The textures, colors and artistry are amazing. I highly recommend visiting.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I would recommend everybody to visit this rather small museum to get an impression of some of the Mexican culture. The gift shop is a must!

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