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Museo de Arte Popular

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Address: Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great museum and just the right size for about an hour's visit. We explored everything thoroughly and felt we got a really good impression of the people's art in Mexico. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Nora T
Espoo, Finland
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Espoo, Finland
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159 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great museum and just the right size for about an hour's visit. We explored everything thoroughly and felt we got a really good impression of the people's art in Mexico. Beautiful pieces here!

1 Thank Nora T
St. Croix
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize it, but Artehostal Popular means Folk Art. This is a wonderful little museum! Full of wonderful folk art from all over Mexico. It's a little out of the way, but worth the effort to find the place. Best one in Merida for me! Don't miss it.

1 Thank kindred_traveller
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wow, what a lovely museum. On entry, the chap explained, in Spanish, and slowly enough for me to follow, the setup for the ground and upper floor. There is a temporary exhibition of local artisans' work on the ground floor. Very clever depictions of various scenes, in pottery, such as the Nativity, of animals, of flowers, of figures large and... More 

1 Thank Maggie_NHam
Charleston, South Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is an intimate museum of high-quality folk art arranged well. AC is very cold. No refreshments. On the pleasant Plaza Mejorada.

Thank nomad1948
York Harbor, Maine
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This museum is a must for people exploring the treasures of Merida. Colorful, fun pieces of art which depict a way of life with so much love and enthusiasm. Many different art mediums used to create the crèche which were all on display......fascinating to see the interpretations and beautiful. Admission is free and the patrons are allowed to take photographs.... More 

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This small museum houses a charming collection of beautiful work by skilled artisans: clothing, carvings, ceramics, etc. It is uncrowded and you can wander through at your leisure. Admission is free and there is a small gift shop.

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Olympia, Washington
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

...and only went here because we happened to walk by. Glad we went in! The Museo de Arte Popular is fantastic! Kind of small but packs a punch! Do it! Do it! Do it!

Thank W K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This small and colorful Museum can be visited in about an hour. It is filled with all kinds of artful examples. The temporary exhibits are always interesting and the permanent exhibits, which we have visited in each of our four trips to Merida, have always been impressive. Just a short walk from the Grand Plaza, this Museum offers an entertaining... More 

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Olathe, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This may be my favorite place in Merida. I love the folk art of Mexico and it's all here displayed by region. Can't believe it's free to visit. I thought we'd spend an hour...and three hours later we finally left.

Thank KSCoral
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Free museum: items made by current master craftsmen and women. Absolutely beautiful carving, textiles, pottery, etc. Well worth a visit

Thank Kalo0924

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