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Museo de Arte Popular

Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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Good museum

A worthwhile visit. Allow up to an hour as it is not big. Well laid out and interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Dumfries, United Kingdom

Great museum and just the right size for about an hour's visit. We explored everything thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Nora T
Espoo, Finland
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“folk art” (38 reviews)
“popular art” (8 reviews)
“small museum” (11 reviews)
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Calle 50-A #507, Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

A worthwhile visit. Allow up to an hour as it is not big. Well laid out and interesting exhibits. There are English descriptions but these leave out quite a lot.

Thank Farmlabourer
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
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...More

1  Thank kindred_traveller
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...More

1  Thank Maggie_NHam
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
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...More

Thank kchase3
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.

Thank Ian R
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
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...More

Thank chiguy48
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
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