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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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Avenida Hidalgo 45 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06300, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

As soon as we mentioned to friends we were going to Mexico City they recommended this museum – and in particular – it's chocolate cake. Perhaps the baker was having an off day, but the cake wasn't anything to write home about. The colonnaded court...More

Thank BCcatVan
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Getting to the museum early, allowed us to have breakfast under the arcades in the main patio, and then tour the museum. An exhibit of the from the 16th to the 19th century of art is exposed through the galleries. One room after another, the...More

Thank eleniux144
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Located just across the road from Palacio de Bellas Artes, this is a nice place to visit to explore and better understand Mexican Colonial art. Unfortunately when I went a few rooms were shut (due to renovation) and also a few displays had been removed....More

Thank SaskiaJoosse
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The museum is an easy walk across the street from Bellas Artes and is relatively inexpensive. I got in for free with my student ID. When I went, the museum had just opened a temporary exhibit of the World Press Photo contest winners. The collection...More

Thank mjfore
Reviewed 14 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
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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