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Museo Nacional de las Culturas Populares

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Address: Avenida Hidalgo, 289, Mexico City 04100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-5-5545030
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This museum features a large number of exhibits regarding archeology and...

This museum features a large number of exhibits regarding archeology and anthropology from around the world.

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Interesting sampling of indigenous handicraft... and other stuff

When we visited the museum there were two exhibitions on show, one about a modern Mexican cartoonist, and a very comprehensive represantation of Guerrero arts and crafts. I am not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2015
Jesusmiguel58
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This museum has a tiny foreign art collection.  Most artifacts are replicas. There are better places to spend a few days in Mexico City.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I was fairly disappointed because this pretty Museum in Coyoacan was fully dedicated to Accordion greats in Mexico and while it was mildly curious, it didn't justify the ticket price. If you are in Coyoacan and it is raining probably it could make sense to spend some time there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

When we visited the museum there were two exhibitions on show, one about a modern Mexican cartoonist, and a very comprehensive represantation of Guerrero arts and crafts. I am not sure if there is any other permanent part of the collection which we missed but definitely these two shows were worth the trip to Coyoacán. The museum site is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

- Free entry - Toilet on 2nd floor - Shame that most of the items are replicas of famous statues or something famous - Nothing was written in English - It was very informative but would be nice if they have English translation as well - It was not very crowded when we were there, such a shame that the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Located in Coyoacán district in Mexico City..always lovely and diversified exhibits of unique And regional art. Exhibits show the individuality of craft and culture. Explanations are in Spanish and English and the diversity of colors and designs is thrilling. A small cultural museum but so visually important. Coyoacán is a lovely "colonia" with an excellent craft market on Saturday in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are in Coyoacán and want to learn more about the history of Mexico ... the Museo Nacional de la Culturas Populares is a well-organized, free and very informative museum ... when showing some ppl visiting Coyoacán in April I went here and there was an exhibit on Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) ... cool!! There are normally some cool... More 

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Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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