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Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)

Avenida Hidalgo 45 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06300, Mexico
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Located in a 16th-century Spanish hospital, this museum features a large collection of colonial art.
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Avenida Hidalgo 45 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06300, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

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 attached. There is also a gallery on the second floor...More

1  Thank Roberto L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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 touristic area, it also features english descriptions and guides.

Thank 2hernandezalice
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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, silver, ceramics - every medium - all of the best quality. And beautifully...More

Thank saksma22
Reviewed 10 March 2017

If you like ceramic arts, silver, glassware and other show-off pleasures of the best crafts people you will love this place. The furniture alone is worth a visit. But my favorite was a special exhibit of humorous wood and metal sculpture. There's a nice cafeteria...More

1  Thank Barbshawtravels
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The collection is delicate and very refines. It represents some very exquisite Mexican antiques. The building is part of the collection. The museum is across the street from Bellas Artes.

2  Thank richard h
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This place is hidden from view on the north side of Alameda Square between two churches kitty corner from the Arts Museum. It is wonderful. The plaza with a coffee shop is worth a visit all by itself.

1  Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem in downtown Mexico. It specializes in decorative arts and usually has good additional exhibitions. The house and central patio are amazing.

1  Thank MTorre
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We went there as it's just a few steps from Bellas Artes, the house is beautiful but while visiting the temporary exhibition we noticed there were dozens of pieces missing without any label or explanation, none of the screens in any room were on, and...More

Thank Rociopinky
Reviewed 2 November 2016

more of a design museum than a traditional fine arts museum. when visited there was an international poster biennial that was impressive. the rest of the museum was pleasant and spread out on two levels.

1  Thank Laxsmi d
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The physical building is gorgeous with it's columns, large patio with a fountain and wooden floors indoors. Th collection is fantastic because it gives a good insight on culture and aesthetics of colonial Mexico. Plus the location is great to explore other downtown sights.

1  Thank Fmahout
This beautiful park was once the playground for the
wealthiest families in the colonial era, and is now
the perfect place where locals and visitors can spend
a sunny weekend afternoon to relax or shop for
souvenirs at the market. Kids can run around or grab a
bite of cotton candy while teens and adults wander
around admiring the charming gardens and the
sculptures that adorn it. Once the heat rises, it may
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