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Mexico City Sights

Museo Franz Mayer

  • Av. Hidalgo 45 Map It
  • Alameda Central

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Housed in the 16th-century Hospital de San Juan de Dios, this museum exhibits thousands of works collected by Franz Mayer, which he left to the Mexican people. The permanent collection includes 16th- and 17th-century antiques, such as wooden chests inlaid with ivory, tortoiseshell, and ebony; tapestries, paintings, and lacquerware; rococo clocks, glassware, and architectural ornamentation; and an unusually large assortment of Talavera ceramics. The museum also has more

than 700 editions of Cervantes's Don Quixote. The old hospital building is faithfully restored, with pieces of the original frescoes peeking through. You can also enjoy a great number of temporary exhibitions, often focused on modern applied arts.

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Sight Information

Address:

Av. Hidalgo 45, , at Plaza Santa Veracruz, Mexico City, 06300, Mexico

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Phone:

55-5518–2267; 55-5518–2266

Sight Details:

  • $4.50
  • Weekdays 10–5, weekends 10–7
  • Call 1 wk ahead for an English-speaking guide

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Dec 30, 2005

Also excellelet exhibitions on contemporary design

The Franz Mayer Museum also has excellets exhibitions on contemporary design.

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